If you’re a regular reader of Wine Blogging Wednesdays or this blog then you’re probably already familiar with Long Island wines from our friend Lenn at LENNDEVOURS. If you’re a first time visitor, there is a thriving wine region in New York thats emerging as a premier appellation – Long Island – which also happens to be the birthplace of me so its that much better!
One of NY’s best kept secrets, the Long Island Wine Region is being promoted by the Long Island Wine Region Bed & Breakfast Group in a very unique way – a four day Wine Camp for adults. The press release notes:
Wine Camp, a four day, three night hands-on immersion into the world of Long Island wines, will teach wine enthusiasts exactly what it takes to make some of the best wine in the country. Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty working in the vineyards, blend their own wines in laboratories with professional winemakers, learn tasting and pairing techniques for all types of food, and find out just what makes Long Island uniquely suited to growing wine grapes.
Along with new, extensive wine knowledge, Wine Campers will also leave with a case of Long Island wines, a personally autographed book from the founder of Long Island’s first vineyard, exclusive Wine Camp memorabilia and, of course, a Wine Camp Certificate ready for framing.
The wine camp package comes with room and board for $675 per person for the four days. This includes the classes, mingling with the winemakers at dinners, private tastings at some of the LI wineries, a wine dinner, and choice of accommodations at any one of six LI B&Bs. Next dates are in September and November.
For a measuring stick – you’ll be hard pressed to find a room in Napa Valley at a B&B for less than $400 per night! Not surprising though. The best deals on wine regions tend to be had at the lesser known wine regions. We’d also recommend checking out the Paso Robles region where you can find wineries such as Justin, Meridian, Tablas Creek, and many more. And finding a room under $400 a night isn’t quite as hard.
Enjoy the Wine Life!