Evoking the feel of an old library, Roanoke Vineyards in Riverhead encourages guests to relax in one of its sitting-area chairs with a text from one of the winery’s two bookcases.
Things get even more inviting at the Sound Avenue tasting room with “Fireside Fridays,” a regularly scheduled event where guests are encouraged to belly up to the winery’s stone and gas fireplace while enjoying their favorite glass of vino, along with complimentary samples of pasta fagioli, eggplant rollitini or chicken cordon bleu.
Thanks to its location on the western end of the North Fork Wine Trail, Roanoke is an ideal first or last stop from Wine Country. But if you can’t get enough of this charming vineyard, go ahead — visit it twice in one trip. The Sound Avenue tasting room is open until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday.