If the recent summer solstice has inspired musings of roaming through New York’s fertile wine country regions, you will soon find you can travel near or far to fulfill this recently awoken thirst for fermented fineries. Whether you have only recently fallen under the spell of this divine elixir, you occasionally buy a bottle of an old standby on sale, or you rank highly among fellow wine aficionados, you can learn something during each trek into New York’s thriving wine country for a festival or a tasting.
Where Can You Experience Some of New York’s Best Wine Explorations?
Wine is all around our beautiful city and state. The only minor challenge is narrowing down some of your options. It isn’t a bad challenge, as challenges go, but if you are in a rush to complete your summer wine tour itinerary, you might consider a few of the following options to jumpstart the process:
- The Finger Lakes Wine Festival. If you want a mid-summer caper, pack up the car and take a trek to the beautiful Finger Lakes for a mid-July weekend festival celebrating more than 80 regional wines. Indulge in fine dining, artisanal cheese tastings and many other dining delights. The festival also offers a fun variety of music, recreation, and food and wine demonstrations.
- Bounty of the Hudson Wine and Food Festival. An 80-mile excursion outside of NYC offers a true bounty of wine and culinary treasures in Marlboro, New York during the last weekend of July. The Bounty of the Hudson at the Shawangunk Wine Trail showcases 15 top-tier wineries, local musical talent, exquisite dining, and breathtaking scenery you can experience through hikes and strolls.
- Long Island Wine Tours and Long Island Railroad Wine Tour. A train trip via the MTA or a drive
on the Long Island Expressway will take you to the Ronkonkoma Train Station where you will begin your day-long action-packed wine exploration of three Long Island vineyards via a luxury coach. With at least two available dates each month, you can schedule this trip at your convenience. Stops at local farms gives you the chance to browse homemade pies and locally grown produce to choose what you’d like to take home.
- Wines of Summer. The Italian Wine Merchants in the middle of NYC share their wine selection each summer in July at their Wines of Summer event to give you a sampling of light sparkling wines, rose wines and white wines.
Prepare Your Palate for Your Upcoming Wine Adventures In Midtown NYC
Your local wine and chocolate bar can prime your palate for your summer wine and tasting tours, offering an adventure in its own right. Whether you want to attend a wine tasting guided by a passionate and knowledgeable sommelier, enjoy a light dinner with your wine of choice, or simply order a glass of new wine or two from a selection of more than 90 fine wines, event planning at Ayza offers you a relaxing and pleasurable way to prepare for a summer brimming with wine adventures.