I feel very lucky to live near the Long Island wine region though I only visit twice a year usually in the early spring, and if our schedule permits we like to go during harvest.
However, it is definitely worth a trip during the summer. Many wineries have free music on their deck or patio and you can bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy with a glass of wine, many of which have won awards.
Here are two fun events that are happening in July and August.
The Lenz Winery will be having a “Wine Explorer Series” exploring a variety of wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy every Sunday from July 18 through August 15.
If you always wanted to join in the fun of a Rio De Janeiro style Carnivale then you are in luck. July 17 and 18th at the Sparkling Pointe Vineyard you can enjoy Samba music, dancing, and raffles and free tastings of Cabot cheeses with Sparkling Pointe’s wines.
For additional information on these events go to Things To Do.
I hope you will have a chance to visit. If you live out of state but know someone who might be visiting NY this summer please pass this post on to them.