On the North Fork of Long Island, more than 60 vineyards have transformed the region into one of the most appealing wine countries in America. Where else can you pair wine tasting with activities like fishing, sailing, antiquing, kayaking and even lighthouse tours? One of the area's finest boutique wineries, Shinn, features an 1880s four-bedroom homestead just steps from the vines. Vineyard trails, winery tours and barrel tastings are offered, and sustainably grown wines are a highlight — the property is powered solely by alternative energy. From a barrel-fermented Chardonnay to a limited edition Petit Verdot, all wines are produced in small batches on the estate. Other high notes: stylish bedrooms and gourmet breakfast with home-baked scones, organic eggs from estate chickens and local artisan breads.
Learn more about Long Island's blossoming wine scene at the Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse official website