The Long Island Wine Council published a list Monday detailing what 18 of its member wineries are doing while tasting rooms remain closed to the public.
For some that means being closed and selling online only, with some even waiving shipping fees. For others, it means selling bottles to go, with curbside pickup an option for some.
“The health and well-being of our community, our visitors and our staff is our top priority,” the Wine Council’s board of directors said in its statement.
Not all local wineries are members of the Wine Council, so be sure to check a winery’s own site for more details.
At northforker, we’re strongly encouraging our readers to stop in at a local winery to purchase a bottle direct from a winery when able to, to call ahead for curbside pickup where available or to find some other way to help them keep revenue coming in during these challenging times.
If your favorite winery is closed, order online or pick up a bottle from a spot you haven’t tried before. When they reopen, visit them early and often.
That is, of course, if you’re able to. We understand these are difficult times for more than just wineries and restaurants.
If you love the North Fork, come back to visit soon. Taste our wine, buy our produce and dine at our restaurants.
We’re all in this together.
Open for bottle sales
Check out liwines.com to see when other wineries are opening back up and for select discounts on shipping.