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Tips for an Amazing Long Island Wine Tour

 

If you are a wine enthusiast, a Long Island wine tour is the perfect way to spend your leisure time and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience this summer. The region is home to some of the best and oldest wineries in the country, so here are some tips for planning a successful trip and learning more about your favorite beverage.

PLAN AHEAD

They say that "two is company, four is a party", so the first step is to decide which type of tour caters to your needs. Private tours go deeper into history and provide a more intimate experience, while group tours can turn into real social gatherings, giving you the chance to meet new people and explore wider horizons.

VISIT NO MORE THAN THREE OR FOUR WINERIES A DAY

The opportunities are endless but take your time and visit a limited number of wineries per day so you can make the most of each. Make a list of the must-see locations and choose the date and time. Remember that you are there for your own quiet and ease, so allow yourself to enjoy the moment.

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE

Even if you are riding alone or along with your closest friends, no one wants to be the designated driver - where is the fun in that? Secure transfers from one destination to another by booking a professional ground transportation company and worry no more about routes, parking spaces, or your own driver’s license. The chauffeured ride will know exactly where to get you and will do so on time.

BE THERE EARLY AND TAKE SNACK TIME

In order to avoid excessive crowds and make sure that you have enough time, plan your trip at opening hours. The day is just getting started, so the staff is more relaxed and willing to address your concerns. If you worry about having drinks too early in the morning, learn that most wineries have themed diners within their premises, so get some snacks that will go along perfectly with the provided selection of wines.

MODERATION IS KEY

An outstanding wine tour goes beyond history and wine manufacturing – it is a sensory experience as you will be invited to taste several exquisite wine samples. Drink short sips and allow yourself to perceive the subtle aromas of different selections. Should you feel a little tipsy, use the spit bucket and drink plenty of water.

ASK QUESTIONS

Wine is fascinating on its own, so don’t be shy and ask for additional information. There is no such thing as right or wrong questions. The staff will be more than happy to answer as they will take notice of your genuine interest.

GO THE EXTRA MILE

Try wines that you would not drink on a regular basis and even ask if any new selections are available – most wineries have fresh sorts in preparation and are willing to see the customer’s reaction before releasing them on the market.

TAKE PART IN SPECIAL EVENTS

In a world where authenticity rules, most institutions are trying to find creative ways to cover a larger audience. Wineries make no exception as they frequently organize concerts, reading and signing autograph sessions, one-of-a-kind art shows, and other cultural experiences. Take part in such an exclusive event.

Now that you know what to take into consideration when planning a wine tour, feel free to contact us at any time and discuss the details of your journey. Our professional chauffeurs and the luxury fleet is ready to follow you throughout the day and make sure that you get home safe and sound after having the time of your life.

Posted on Aug 24 2022

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