Plan a drive to the North Fork of Long Island! The east end of Long Island has many beautiful towns and beaches to visit (see more here) but the North Fork is what we call Wine Country and is home to many wonderful farms and rolling vineyards. It’s 60 miles east of Manhattan but a world away. When you see the sign “Welcome to Long Island Wine Country”, be ready to stop and soak in the coastal beauty , vineyards and farmlands of the quiet and quaint North Fork. On November 9th there is a taste North Fork event, but you can go any weekend to enjoy a day out of shopping for L.I. grown fruits and vegetables, homemade fresh baked goods, artisan crafts and Long Island wines.
Here’s just a sampling of places to stop along your drive (see a map here) Did I leave a place out you love? Let me know in the comments below…
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow. Family fun, wine, food, live music, pony rides, tours.
Cooperage Inn 2218 Sound Avenue, Calverton. Food, local beer, outdoor seating, live music, pony rides, family activities like hay jump and face painting.
Garden Of Eve Organic Farm 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Organic produce, health products, kids play areas, chickens for sale.
Gabrielson’s 1299 Main road, Jamesport. Plants, local farmstand products,cows, kids train ride, roasted corn, jams and jellies, hayrides, pumpkin picking, bounce house.
Roanoke Vineyards 3543 Sound Avenue , Riverhead. Tasting room, patio.
Martha Clara Vineyards 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Live music in the pavilion, tasting, farm with bulls, goats.
Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. Live music, corn maze,vineyard, fresh country food, harvest festival, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes,hayrides,pick your own, kids barnyard adventure, farm animals, pedal carts.
Harbes Western Farm 1223 Route 25a Jamesport. U-pick, hay rides, corn maze, family festival,farm stand, gem mining, pony rides, live music, wine tasting.
Harbes Farm and Orchard 5698 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. U-pick apples, corn maze, pony rides, animals, fresh food, hay ride, wine tasting.
Duckwalk North 44535 Main Road, Southold. Tastings , patio.
Bayview Farm and Market 891 Main Road, Riverhead. Look for the giant ear of corn as a great road trip stop. Beautiful colorful open air market and gift shop. Kids playground, picnic tables.
Macari Vineyards 150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck. Sweeping views, covered deck, farm animals, tastings.
Pellegrini Vineyards 23005 Main Road,Cutchogue. Tasting room, events, north fork chocolates.
Biopheila Organic Farm 211 Manor Lane, Jamesport. LI grown certified organic produce.
Pindar Vineyards 37645 25a, Peconic. Live music, events, wine shop.
Laurel Lake Vineyards 3165 Main Road, Laurel. music on the deck, tastings.
Bedell Cellars 36225 route 25a, Cutchogue. Cottage gardens, live music on twilight Thursdays, tastings, outdoor pavilion.
Briermere Farms 4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Prepared from scratch pies, muffins, breads, jellies and jams. Fruits and vegetables.
Catapano Dairy Farm Goat farm.33705 North road, Peconic. Handcrafted artisan cheeses, goat milk, goat milk yogurt and more. Goat milk beauty products. Picnic baskets.
Clovis Point Winery 1935 Main Road, Jamesport. Boutique winery , tasting room, patio, live music
Golden Earthworm Organic Farm 652 Peconic Bay Boulevard, Riverhead. Certified organic produce. Farmer’s market and farm shop.
Krupski’s Vegetable Farm 38030 Route 25a, Peconic. Fruits, vegetables, pick your own, Halloween festivities.
Peconic River Herb Farm 2749 River Road, Calverton. Seasonal retail plant nursery and unique garden shop.
Schmitt’s Farm Country Farmstand Main Road, Laurel. Cider, annuals and perennials,sweet corn, jellies.
Sang Lee Organic Farm 25180 County Road 48, Peconic. Organic produce, tastings, farm.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm 28700 Main road, Cutchogue. Large Fruit Farm, u-pick with wagon rides, retail market. Closed Sundays.
Jamesport Vineyards 1216 Main road, Jamesport. Oyster bar, wood fired flatbreads, artisan cheese , wine tastings and live music.
Lavender By The Bay 7540 Main Road , East Marion. Everything lavender, scrubs, soaps, sachets and more. Walk the fields.