Kontokosta Winery, a new addition to the North Fork’s great wineries, is a wonderful winery in a magnificent building. It’s steps away from the Sound and when you’ve ordered a glass or a bottle after your tasting, you can make your way to the picnic benches and Adirondack chairs that sit overlooking the Sound and take in the view.
Hotel Indigo has been featured on our site before. We’ve taken a look at their Signature Drink, The Long Island Lighthouse and took a look at Bistro 72, their in-house restaurant. This time, we’re turning our attention towards a wonderful program that they’re running; Indigo Uncorked.
To live this close and not make your way out to Long Island’s wine country should be a cardinal sin. Even if you’re not a drinker, or do not enjoy wine; the scenery, different vineyards and various activities on the north fork are well worth the day trip. We recently stopped by to four of Long Island’s most popular vineyards on a one-day trip. If you’d like to recreate our trip with a few of your favorite companions, follow on through for where we visited.
Here at East of NYC we’re in a unique position to get to know a lot of different wineries, restaurants and cool shops throughout the area. On the east end, especially, there are a number of great vineyards that have been producing great wines over the past years and have great tours and tastings on their premises. One of the tours that we experienced within the last two or three years was the Winemaker’s Walk at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue.
Led by co-owner Anne Marie Borghese, you’re taken on a journey through the vineyards, to the crushing room and get to view the fermentation tanks and barrels all before heading back to the tasting room for a taste of that’s available at the moment. We loved it so much that we inquired to the Borghese’s to see if they would like to participate in a giveaway for our readers, and they happily obliged.
If you’d like to enter into the contest, simply shoot us an email by clicking here. We’ll be drawing a random winner on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and will post the name of the winner on our site.
On February 14th we’ll also let you know of some of our top restaurant picks in the area, so even if you didn’t win, you’ll be able to make a worthwhile day trip out of it.
Must be 21 years of age to enter.