Category Archives: Wine Tours

Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

Before the start of day two I did forget to mention some of the other wines we tasted at Fox Run Vineyards. Arctic Fox – Cayuga grape, refreshing, leaning towards the sweet side. Not a complex wine. Enjoyable citrus and … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day One

The Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York was officially declared an American Viticulture Area in 1982, though records of commercial winemaking go back to the early 19th century. Located 4.5 hours north of New York City and 6 hours … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Tour – Day Four

DAY FOUR Our last day. Throughout the prior days we had travelled east and west, primarily from Mattituck to Greenport and back, more than a few times. Up and down routes 25 and 48. It’s a very linear and flat place, … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Tour – Day Three

DAY THREE It was a drier, sunny summer day. We started at Lenz in Peconic. Founded in 1978, this is one of the wineries I used to visit when I lived in Queens back in the 80’s. I had not … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Tour – Day Two

DAY TWO The weather at the start of Day Two was beautiful, with less heat but more humidity. Rain was expected later in the day so we got an early start. We pulled up to Corey Creek Vineyard in Southold … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Tour – Day One

This was the summer I decided to become more knowledgeable about the wines from the region where I live – the east coast, more specifically, the northeast. I like to think I have a global view of the world and … Continue reading

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Coastal Wine Trail of Southeastern New England – Palate Press Story

During the summer I’ve been visiting the vineyards and wineries along the southeastern New England coast. It’s exciting to see what is being produced in New England now. They’re really getting a handle on cool climate grapes. Someday people will … Continue reading

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NH Wineries – Zorvino Vineyards

Over the weekend I began one of my summer projects – touring the vineyards of New Hampshire. My first stop was at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, less than 10 miles from the Massachusetts border. They’re open daily from 12 – … Continue reading

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Visiting California Wine Country This Summer?

I have friends planning to visit San Francisco over the summer and they’ve asked me where they should go if they only have time for a short day excursion to wine country. The summer is beautiful time to see the … Continue reading

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