The North Fork

3 Days

The North Fork, or as the locals call it “NOFO,” is one of the largest and most preserved agricultural regions in New York State. Known for farm stands offering seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods, and flowers, it should come as no surprise that this rich soil is also used to grow spectacular vines that set the foundation for incredible wines. Here’s a comprehensive trip itinerary making stops at a few of our favorite vineyards (They also happen to be accessible utilizing the Long Island Rail Road and car-share services like Uber and Lyft).

Insider Tip

Stop at any of the local farm stands along the way for fresh produce, homemade pies and jams, flowers, grocery items, and more. Use this map to find local farms, fish markets, vineyards, and more.

 

Day 1

  • 38355 Route 25
  • (631) 734-6010

The Lenzes immersed themselves in Long Island’s developing wine region, working with the Hargraves to establish the Long Island Wine Council. Over the course of almost four decades, Lenz Winery has produced rich, complex, food-friendly wines that only get better with age.

  • 6025 Sound Ave
  • (631) 298-0075

We are a family of winemakers with a deep regard for our heritage. Our Mexican roots bring a unique perspective to our business. We value our family's tradition of wine-making and aim to foster the Rivero Gonzalez legacy as we enter this new chapter.

  • 2711 Sound Avenue
  • (631) 591-0217

Situated at the gateway of the Long Island Wine Region, the Riverhead Cider House is a new and completely unique visitor destination unlike any other on eastern Long Island that offers a wide variety of naturally harvested apple ciders, locals beer and wine, and other apple products. Through…

  • 15975 County Road 48
  • (631) 734-8282

The North Fork of Long Island's Wine Country is where Sannino Vineyard has a brand new Tasting House, Sustainable Vineyard, Wine Education tours and classes as well as a private Bed & Breakfast, all located on one property at 15975 County Road 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935. http://www.sanninovineyard.com

  • 2000 Oregon Road
  • (631) 804-0367

Welcome to Shinn Estate Farmhouse, your home on the vineyard. From sunrise to sunset relax and enjoy the time you have put aside for yourself. Located in our historic 1880’s homestead on the estate, Shinn Estate Farmhouse offers elegant and modern appointments in our 4 guest rooms including private…

Day 2

  • 5768 Rte. 25 A
  • (631) 929-3500 x 708

The Shoppes at East Wind are a welcoming destination, perfect for a daytrip or a weekend get-away. Take a stroll along our brick paved walkways and visit our unique specialty shops. Take a ride on the Grand Carousel. Browse local artisans, wine shops, family fashions, fine jewelry and more! Or grab…

  • 28735 Main Rd
  • (631) 603-8127

Suhru Wines—a family-run winery established in 2008—was a dream that developed over the course of Susan and Russell Hearn’s life together. Suhru’s goal has always been to source excellent fruit from the regions in New York where each variety grows best. Wines include tank-fermented crisp, dry white…

  • 39750 County Road 48
  • (631) 765-0200

The Sparkling Pointe tasting experience is a showcase of prestige, artistry, and finesse combined with just the right amount of spirited festiveness. Earning coveted 90+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, Sparkling Pointe wines are consistently acknowledged as some of the best in…

  • 57225 Main Rd
  • (631) 765-0177

Utilizing the abundant resources of the North Fork of Long Island, this four room Inn offers a complimentary continental breakfast. The restaurant serves progressive American cuisine.

  • 61600 Main Rd
  • (631) 765-5121

Situated dockside on a marina overlooking the Peconic Bay and Shelter Island, The Shoals is the first of its kind in the area; a hybrid “boatel” that features 20 hotel suites and 20 boat slips, making it accessible by both land and sea. Guests can arrive by train, seaplane, or boat - uniquely…

  • 24 East 2nd Street

Every great memory begins at "The End!" Come stop by Montauk Distilling Company in Riverhead to experience their fully operational distillery and tasting room open to the public! Come for the tastings, and then leave with some of the amazing locally-made, award winning spirits from the shop as well.

Day 3

Walk around Greenport Village, window shop, grab a coffee, some snacks and take a stroll through Mitchell Park. Don’t forget to lace up your skates at George D. Costello Memorial Skating Rink, or relax on a sailboat with friends at East End Charters.

  • 1400 Silvermere Rd,
  • (631) 997-1957

The Southwest corner of Silver Sands Motel - where Nookies is located - was home to the original snack bar when the motel first opened in 1957. Here, we draw from traditions of yesteryear with all components made from scratch, right down to the Chocolate Malt. Imagine mint-green swivel bar stools…

  • 234 Carpenter Street, Greenport, New York
  • (631) 477-6681

We make every drop of Greenport Harbor beer in two small craft breweries on the North Fork of Long Island. Come visit us at our original location - an old firehouse in the heart of Greenport. Or, our tasting room and restaurant in Peconic. Be sure to bring your furry friend to our pet-friendly…

  • 824 North Road
  • (631) 477-6977

Kontokosta Winery is the North Fork’s first and only waterfront tasting room and winery. Situated on sixty-two acres, the winery property boasts over a quarter-mile of Long Island Sound waterfront. Perched atop sweeping bluffs overlooking the region’s coastline, guests are invited to sit and enjoy…

Insider Tip

For the ultimate Instagram photo, stop by Lavender By the Bay. An absolutely magical lavender farm located in East Marion (check ahead to for bloom times) that features a bountiful field of different variations of lavender, a shop that stocks lavender-infused products as well as other local artisan goods.

The Halyard Restaurant at Sound View features inventive takes on classic dishes, using the freshest local ingredients. Be sure to reserve a table outside for uninterrupted views of the Long Island Sound and check out the Piano Bar for live entertainment.

  • 58775 Route 48
  • (631) 477-1910

Ideally situated on a private beach overlooking the Long Island Sound, Sound View Greenport will transport you back to a time of simple pleasures: sun and surf just steps away, fresh food flavored by the salt air, and panoramic sunsets over breaking waves. Located less than 100 miles from New York…

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