If you don’t like crowds, an early December visit to the wineries of Long Island, NY is right up your alley. The tasting rooms are open, the people are friendly, and the wines taste as good in the late fall as they do in summer.
When you mention New York wines to people who are familiar with wine, they will almost always think of the wines from the Finger Lakes region of the state. And with good reason. They have been making wine for much longer than Long Island, and some of their wines – particularly Riesling – are internationally famous. But we are talking Eastern Long Island, where the vineyards are barely 30 years old. How do they stand up?