Best Vineyards to Visit on Long Island – Just outside NYC!
Did you know New York had a wine county? It sure does and it’s located right on Long Island, NY! With around 60 vineyards and wineries stretching across Long Island’s North Fork and down in the Hamptons, you can say Napa who? (for now)! In this guide, find some of the best vineyards in Long Island, NY that are perfect for a day trip from NYC and of course local Long Islanders!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Best Vineyards to Visit on Long Island – Just outside NYC!
- Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard
- Macari Vineyards
- Wölffer Estate Vineyard
- Osprey’s Dominion
- Pindar Vineyards
- Pugliese Vineyards
- Duck Walk Vineyards
- Palmer Vineyards
- Best Time To Visit Long Island Vineyards
- Other Things to do on Long Island North Fork
- Best Long Island Vineyards & Wineries Wrap-up
Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard
Want to visit a vineyard without going all the way out on the North Fork? Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard is located just about 1.24 hrs from NYC! This was actually the first vineyard I’ve ever visited and they have a very chill and laid-back vibe.
They are a smaller vineyard but have a lively feel, horses, food, and usually live music on the weekends!
If you were looking for those typical pictures in the grapevine rows, they are roped off, so you can’t do that here.
Check Baiting Hollow Vineyard Facebook page for updates on hours!
Address: 2114 Sound Ave Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
I would also suggest heading to their farm stand where they sell delicious roasted corn and have a shop that has tons of fresh produce.
I’ve personally have gone apple picking and pumpkin picking with them and wine after if the perfect treat!
For all U-Pick, you must call first to make sure the field can be picked.
Macari Vineyards is a family-owned business that has been around since 1995. This Long Island vineyard has an elegant tasting room, lots of outdoor seating, delicious wine, and the best pizza truck that stays on the property!
If you plan on frolicking through the vineyards, you can do just that here! They actually have 2 locations, one in Mattituck and one in Cutchogue. I can personally only speak to their Mattituck location, which I really loved!
With Wine, pizza, and stunning fields, it’s easy to see why they are one of the best vineyards on Long Island!
If you are looking for a more upscale vibe, you will love it here!
Additionally, if you plan your trip in June/July, you should also check out the Lavender by the Bay which has beautiful lavender fields you can walk through. Learn more about the lavender farms here!
Address: 150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Heading to the Hamptons? Take a trip to Wölffer Estate Vineyard and enjoy the super trendy summer wine, Summer in a Bottle. This gorgeous vineyard offers a beautiful tasting room of both indoor and outdoor seating along with private tours of their vineyard.
I personally have never done their private tour but I hear it’s really nice especially if you are a wine enthusiast.
Make sure to make a reservation before visiting. You can make reservations to Wölffer Estate here.
Address: 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Looking for a laid back hands-off wine tasting experience? Osprey Dominion has been planting since 1983 under the watchful eye of the Osprey flying over.
This is the perfect place for large groups looking to picnic outside and of course, enjoy some wine!
They have a large field with picnic tables and usually live music. You can actually bring all your own snacks for the day so it’s perfect if you are budgeting too.
Check Osprey Dominion’s Facebook page for updates on events and live music!
Welcome to the largest vineyard on Long Island, with 500 acres! Pindar has been in business for 40 years and is considered one of the best vineyards on Long Island among local Long Islanders.
Pindar Vineyards grow 17 different varieties of grapes producing 23 varietals and proprietary blends.
You can also be treated with their sunflower fields during the summer months (end of July/August). Their main location is in Peconic with a tasting room in Port Jefferson.
If you are looking to hang out in the fields, I’d suggest heading straight to Peconic!
Address: 37645 NY-25, Peconic, NY 11958
Pugliese Vineyards is another popular vineyard in Long Island. They have picnic tables and live music! Everything is outside, so the weather comes into play when visiting.
This vineyard has a more chill vibe and serves tastings in plastic cups. They also have a Koi fish pond that everyone always seems to be very fond of!
Address: 34515 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Duck Walk Vineyards
Founded in 1994, Duck Walk Vineyards is another one of the best vineyards to visit with two locations!
If you are spending a weekend in the Hamptons, you can visit their flagship location with 30 acres, or if you are vineyard hopping down the North Fork, they opened a new location in 2007.
They offer live music at both locations on the weekend. Currently, their patio areas are open.
Address: 44535 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971
If you are looking for another slightly closer vineyard to NYC, Palmer Vineyards are located in Riverhead. They have been open since 1983 and family-owned.
Palmer’s serves small plates of food, pizza, and 8 different wines to taste, currently. This vineyard also usually has live music on the weekend!
They are a little more on the expensive side but are still a favorite among local Long Islanders.
Palmer Vineyards is also dog-friendly!
Address: 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Best Time To Visit Long Island Vineyards
Long Island Vineyards are actually open all-year-round making it one of the best things to do on Long Island! The busiest season is by far the summer which is also when most events and live music will happen.
During the Spring and Fall will be when you can still enjoy nice weather with fewer crowds.
In the Winter, most tastings will be held inside and the vineyard vines will look bare, but that doesn’t make the wine taste any less delicious!
Other Things to do on Long Island North Fork
When visiting the North Fork, going vineyard hopping is most popular, but there are other things you might want to check out while in the area.
There are tons of farms in the area selling fresh produce and many times you can pick the farms yourself! Depending on the season you can go apple picking, pumpkin picking, explore corn mazes, or Christmas tree picking!
You can also check out the Tanger Outlet shops in Riverhead. In terms of outlet stores, they are the best on Long Island in my opinion with tons of brands to choose from!
Best Long Island Vineyards & Wineries Wrap-up
This covers some of the best Long Island Vineyards to visit both in the Hamptons and North Fork! I hope you have the best time exploring Long Island’s wine country and remember to drink responsibly and follow each establishment’s rules.
Have other vineyards you think should make the list? Let me know in the comments below!