The East End is loved for many things, but the wine trails are usually at the top of the list. The lush vineyards and quaint setting transport visitors to another place in time—if just for a short weekend. Even in the chill of the winter, sip, swirl and stay the night at three lovely Long Island wineries with inns.
Diliberto Winery, Riverhead
An Italian-inspired winery, Diliberto has all the trappings of a romantic getaway or girls’ weekend. At the tasting room, sit and savor olives, lupini beans or taralle that come complementary with a tasting. The tables are intimate and sit amidst a mural of a gorgeous Italian café. As for the staycation aspect, the 650-square-foot luxury apartments make guests feel at home. Each contains one bedroom with a queen size bed, a large bathroom, an open living room with a cozy kitchenette and charming cathedral ceilings. Keep in mind, there is a $350 two-night package in January, February and March. Phone: 631-722-3416 | Address: 250 Manor Ln Click to go
Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse, Mattituck
Adorned with wooden placards like “tranquility” and “serene,” the tasting room at Shinn Estate was built for a peaceful escape. After savoring a bottle of the famed 2015 Estate Merlot or 2016 Coalescence, head to the farmhouse inn for some extra R&R. The rooms are spacious, sunny (some with farmhouse windows!) and built for recharging. There are flat screen TVs, spectacular vineyard views—yes, even in the off-season—and comfortable lounge chairs. Best part is there is a country breakfast in the morning complete with organic egg frittatas and made-to-order waffles. Phone: 631-804-0367 | Address: 2000 Oregon Rd Click to go
Sannino Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, Cutchogue
Sannino Vineyard Bed & Breakfast knows how to keep its guests coming back. Each stay at this romantic, Italian-style B&B includes a complimentary wine tasting and cheese platter at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. The beloved vineyard was voted fifth in 10 Best’s list of best wine tours in the US. The B&B experience isn’t far behind. The tuscan suite and tuscan villa are equipped with a king size bed, in-suite dining area, private balcony/patio overlooking the vineyard and a Keurig and espresso maker for those extra chilly nights. Guests can even wake up to a full, hot breakfast in bed when requested. Phone: 631-734-8282 | Address: 7490 Alvahs Ln Click to go