North Fork Wine Tasting (Weekend Activities)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yesterday, for a friend's birthday she rented a van to visit some vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island.  It was a great idea and a great day!

The first stop was Bedell.  It's a beautiful winery.  There is building that has tons of space for events that sits facing the vineyards.  Then there's a yard where they move out tables and chairs as groups come to sit out in the sun with the beautiful backdrop - check out the picture.  Most of the wineries don't sell food, so they let you bring snacks.  Everyone in the group had some cheese, crackers, or birthday cupcakes to add to the festivities.  At Bedell we ordered a flight of wines and got to taste 6 wines, (3 white, 1 rose and 2 reds).  I liked the whites best, but it could have just been the mood I was in.  The whites were very crisp and refreshing, perfect for a 75 degree day.

Bedell Winery, North Fork, Long Island
Our second stop was Peconic Bay Winery.  Also very nice place, but had more of a quaint feel to it.  The atmosphere was also a little different because they had live music.  Other than the music, I'm not sure why this place would be more popular than Bedell, but it was packed!  Overall I liked the wines better at Bedell but the ones here were pretty good as well.

A day spent wine tasting on the North Fork is a Shariously great idea for any special occasion.


Anonymous said...

Peconic Bay is amazing!

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