When I hear the phrase wine country, my mind automatically thinks “Napa Valley”. Subsequently, it also thinks “West Coast” because Napa Valley is located in California. Sadly, I’m in Massachusetts; roughly 2,600 miles away. So it’s safe to assume that taking a quick weekend trip to Napa is completely of out of my reach (my vacation time is pretty scarce right now, I used most of it up when we went to Washington D.C.). Thankfully, Napa isn’t the only place to visit to try great wine! That’s right, east coasters’, I give to you Long Island Wine Country.
Yes, Long Island is also home to several great vineyards. How awesome (and convenient) is that? On our last day there, we decided to get up early and stop at a few vineyards along the way back to Orient Point before catching the ferry home.
The second vineyard we stopped at was Pellegrini Vineyards. This was one of the best times we had during our trip and, it was some of the most delicious wine we had – I left with two bottles 🙂
POUR AND PEDAL
A cool activity we discovered that’s offered throughout wine country is called Pour and Pedal. Pour and Pedal is a bike riding excursion that takes you biking through Long Island Wine Country, stopping at a bunch of historic landmarks and vineyards throughout the day. From reading more about it on their website, it looks like it offers quite the unique way of touring and experiencing the vineyards (we had never heard of it until we saw a tour group stopped at Pellegrini!).
It’s offered in a few locations in Long Island, New York and New Jersey (if you’re interested in signing up for a tour, visit their website here). Next time we come back to the Hampton’s, Mike will be able to join us and we’re definitely giving this excursion a try!
The three of us signed up for the tasting and were able to take our pick of any four wines we wanted to try, one being a complimentary glass of their Merlot blend which we each tasted and loved. Stopping at Pellegrini for a tasting was the perfect end to a great weekend away with my family. Cheers to my parents for letting me tag along!
Do you love wine? Have you ever been to Long Island Wine Country?
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