Tour Long Island's North Fork Vineyards With Us Today!

We specialize in guided, luxury bicycle tours through the North Fork Vineyards of Long Island Wine Country.  On our daily excursions you will cycle a gentle 13.5-mile route, enjoying scenic views of the Peconic Bay, tree-lined streets, historic landmarks and picturesque vineyards.

We attend to every detail -  from the moment you arrive, your guides will get to know your cultural interests, culinary needs, and special requests to make your trip a one-of-a-kind experience. Personalized attention, a passion for cycling, and an intimate knowledge of the area are guaranteed to make this experience a memorable one.

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Wine and Vineyard Statistics

East End Bike Tours

Total Number of Acres Owned:

Over 4,000 acres

Number of Acres Planted:

1973 first vineyard = 17 acres planted
January, 1996 35 vineyards = 1,800 acres
January 2002 – 52 vineyards = nearly 3,000 acres
January 2004 60 vineyards = 3,000 acres

Varietals:

The majority of grapes planted are vinifera grapes, with the main varietals being merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.

Other varietals planted include chenin blanc, dolcetto, gewurztraminer, lemberger, malbec, petit verdot, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, sangiovese, sauvignon blanc, semillon, shiraz (syrah), tocai friulano, and viognier.

Date Modern Wine Industry Founded on Long Island:

1973 – first commercial vinifera vineyard planted – cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc

First Vineyard:

1973 – Hargrave Vineyard, Cutchogue
Owners – Alex & Louisa Hargrave

Number of Vineyards Today:

60 ranging from two and half acres planted to over 500 acres

Appelations (American Viticultural Area):

The North Fork of Long Island
The Hamptons
Long Island

First Winery:

1975 – Hargrave Vineyard, Cutchogue
Owners – Alex & Louisa Hargrave

Number of Wine Producers:

56 total on Long Island
47 on the North Fork
4 on the South Fork
5 in western Suffolk County

Number of Wineries Open to Public:

42 total on Long Island
36 on the North Fork
3 on the South Fork
2 in western Suffolk County
1 in Brooklyn

Annual Case Production:

500,000 cases (1,200,000 gallons)

Annual Visitor Numbers:

Approx. 1.3 million visitors to the East End wineries annually