Long Island's "Wine Country"

The harvest season on Long Island had begun!

Long Island’s twin forks in Suffolk County, New York celebrates its 40th anniversary this year in wine production. Started in 1962 by Louisa and Alex Hargrave in Cutchogue. LI, the industry have exploded to nearly 60 wineries on both the North and South Fork of Long Island and on more than 3,000 acres. There are numerous Gold Medal winners to choose from now to the end of season in November-December. Special wine tours are available from the Long Island Railroad/ www.lirr.org. More info from I LOVE NY’s web site: www.iloveny.com. Or take the North Fork Winery Tour through Oct.27/ 631-369.3031. Less than 2 hours from NYC by car. Lots to see and do here as the colors in Oct.-Nov. are spectacular.
Find your favorite “farm stand” or “farmers market” to shop fresh fruit
and vegetables. Stay at a B&B or dine out in a cozy restaurant or bistro from Riverhead to Greenport on the North Fork, from Riverhead to Montauk on the South Fork. The LIRR gets you there if you’re not driving, or the Hampton Jitney which has a number of stops in NYC.

For more info on touring Long Island’s “Wine Country” this Fall contact
Long Island’s Convention & Visitors Bureau in Hauppauge/ www.discoverlongisland.com for their Calendar of Events, or the Long Island Wine Council in Riverhead/ www.liwines.com and the North Fork Promotion Council in Southhold/ www.northfork.org.for a detailed map of
Long Island’s “Wine Counry”

Some of the wineries we visited include Bedell Cellars and Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue and Palmer Vineyards in Aquebogue,LI. They do tours also and have excellent tasting rooms to sample and shop.

Long Island together with the many precincts of New York State
is now the second largest producer of wine production in the U.S. after
California.

So enjoy!

Enjoy!

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Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Michael has been an active player in Media Relations and Marketing for the past 30 years with stints at The New York Times, Forbes, WOR Radio, TV Channel 11, Attenzione Magazine, et.al., and with participation in the Caribbean Tourism Org.,/ CTO, the Pacific Travel Assn./ PATA, the Foreign Press Assn./ FPA, and the International Society of Travel Writers/ ISTR. Libra/ America, his latest signature, provides travel opportunities to VIP travelers and groups world-wide. Let’s Travel! Radio is an extension of his experiences.

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