Posts Tagged ‘Long Island Limo Wine Tours’

6 Tips in Planning a Successful Long Island Limo Wine Tour

August 12, 2011

Planning a Long Island wine tour can be challenging if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s 6 tips to help guarantee an amazing experience for everyone!

1. Pick a Region – Once you choose your winery region, pick the wineries within that area. Call and ask if there are tasting fees and verify the tasting room hours. Most wineries are open from 11am to 5pm daily, but a few are only open on weekends, or by appointment only.

2. Pick a dining location – It’s easy to find delicious places to dine. You just need to decide what kind of cuisine you would like. If you don’t want to eat in a local restaurant, pack a cooler and picnic basket and leave it in your Long Island wine tour limo. When you feel like taking a break from your wine tour, find a shaded grassy hill to enjoy lunch.

3. Be prepared – If you plan on purchasing wine while on your tour, you should consider bringing an extra cooler to store the white wines that you buy.

4. Don’t wear any fragrances while on your Long Island Wine Tour. Smell is a huge factor in how wine is perceived.

5. Take notes – It’s okay to bring a notebook to take notes of the wines you tasted. Write down your favorites for future reference, or the ones you didn’t really enjoy.

Do Not Worry About Driving on Your Long Island Wine Tour

6. Leave your worries at home – Don’t worry about driving after tasting wine all day. A Long Island limo takes the worry out of having a designated driver after your day of wine tasting. It’s the perfect solution for your wine tour and the best way to see the scenic East End of Long Island. Get home safely with all your wine purchases and memories of a relaxing day.

A visit to the East End of the Long Island wine region is a wonderful experience that includes the aroma of all types of wine. While you enjoy chauffeured Long Island limo wine tours, take notice of the golden hills lined with rows of grapevines and the long cobblestone drives that lead to hidden wineries and tasting rooms.

Don’t forget to have fun! Try all types of wineries. You never know the exciting time you can have on your Long Island wine tour!


Take Mom Out on a NY Sightseeing Trip for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2010

Take Mom out in a limo for a day of NY sightseeing for Mother's day.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you are still stumped on what to get her to best express how much you love and appreciate her, we have the perfect idea. Take Mom out for a fun day of NY sightseeing in a luxurious limousine. Even if you’ve lived in NYC your entire life there’s always new things to see, especially if Mom doesn’t get to experience the magic of the city very often because she’s always working or taking care of you and the rest of your family. If you have a big family, invite everyone along for the ride to show Mom how much you all appreciate her. If you’re an only child and the limo ride would consist of you and your parents, plan an event that includes one or more of Mom’s best friends and their families. Coordinate plans with her friend’s children and spouse in secret so you can each surprise your moms on Mother’s Day with this special experience.

Another fun idea for your family or a group of Mom’s friends would be to schedule a limo wine tour of Long Island. If you’ve already taken Mom NY sightseeing in the past years, a wine tour is perfect to shake things up and really surprise her. If you have a lot of siblings (and are all of age), taking a limo tour is a way you can all fit in one vehicle and not have to worry about anyone being the designated driver. Also arranging a Long Island wine tour for Mom and a bunch of her best girlfriends for an upcoming day would be an fun and thoughtful gift that she would love. Just make a homemade coupon that says “Good for one Long Island limo wine tour with your friends,” with the date and time and put it in a card. She’ll never forget how much effort you put into arranging all the plans so she can have a fun day.

Moms are always doing all the planning, whether it’s a birthday party or a family vacation. For this reason she will especially appreciate your gift whether it’s taking her NY sightseeing or on a limo wine tour because for once, she can just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.

Long Island Wineries to Visit On Your Next Limousine Tour

April 30, 2010

The Macari Vineyard is just one of the 23 wineries on Long Island you can visit while on a limousine tour.

There are 23 different wineries that are available to experience while on a Long Island limousine tour and all of them are spectacular. However, since you’ll probably only have time to see 3-5 different Long Island wineries during your tour, how will you choose which ones to visit, especially on your first trip? To help you make the decision, the next few blog posts will describe the different wineries, so you can not only get excited for your first wine tour, but also figure out which ones are a must-visit for you and your group.

Macari Vineyards & Winery: This winery is located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck and is owned and operated by the Macari family. It was established in 1995, but the property has been in the Macari family for about 50 years. The vineyard has 180 acres of vines with additional farmland that houses to cows, goats, Sicilian donkeys and ducks. The Macari family is dedicated to a more natural approach to winemaking and Joseph Macari, Jr. is recognized as a leader in the movement toward organic farming on Long Island. Critics have called the Macari’s wine “beguiling” and “complex” and their beautiful wine tasting area has lovely views overlooking the vineyard.

Waters Crest Winery: Located on the East End of Long Island, this family owned and operated winery produces wines made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Chardonnay grapes. The tasting room has a barrel-and-marble bar with a view of where the wine is made. There’s also a Waters Crest Wine Club that allows members to sample new vintage wines straight from the barrel.

Bedell Cellars: Owned by Michael Lynne, the producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Hairspray and the Austin Powers films, this winery is among the oldest on the North Fork of Long Island. During your limousine tour visit, you’ll be able to sample Bedell’s blends called Taste, Gallery and Musée. The property include 100 acres of vineyards and winery that was completed in 2005. The tasting room is actually a renovated potato barn that was built in 1919 and contains a collection of contemporary art. The property also boasts an outdoor tasting pavilion that gives visitors are view of the vineyard and farmland.

Palmer Vineyards: Once described as “Long Island’s most important winery,” Palmer Vineyards takes pride in each wine they produce. They have a wide variety of wines, and their large wine tasting area has a breathtaking view of the property. Palmer wines are sold in many stores across the country and can also be found in top restaurants such as Gallaghers Steak House, Fultons Crabhouse and The View Restaurant.
Stay tuned next week to hear about even more beautiful wineries that are available to visit during a Long Island limousine tour from Five Towns Limo.