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Nestled away in northeast Long Island, Greenport is a real hidden gem. It’s a gorgeous yet unpretentious (and relatively untapped by New York’s standards) 30-mile long peninsula that happens to be the heart of Long Island’s wine country. And well worth the weekend getaway! Hopefully you’ve allotted some extra time to explore the area. If so, here are some things we recommend:

Places to Eat (We love a good meal and we’re guessing you do too : )

Brunch/Lunch Spots

Aldo’ Cafe, Bruce’s Cafe & Cheese Shop, Love Lane Kitchen, The Lunch Truck, First  and South, The Village Cheese Shop, Claudio’s, and Hellenic Snack Bar

Sacred Sweets -be sure to swing by Miche Bacher’s delicious bake shop! She has amazing artisanal sweets such as homemade salted dulce de leche marshmallows. YUMMy!

For Dinner

First and South Wine Bar & Resto, Claudio’s Clam Bar, Love Lane Kitchen, The Frisky Oyster, Scrimshaw, Noah’s, The North Fork Table & Inn, The North Fork Oyster Co., Crabby Jerry’s, and Orient by the Sea

Places to Drink

Obviously we love The Old Field Vineyards, but there are other great vineyards and tasting rooms worth a visit!

Smaller Vineyards:

Croteaux (they only produce rosè wine) – a taste of S. France!
McCall Wines – charming tasting rooms and great reds
Shinn Estate -cozy tasting room with some of the best North Fork wines

Sherwood House – two locations; their more traditional tasting room is in Jamesport

More Traditional Tasting Rooms with great wines along with outdoor tables/picnic areas – Corey Creek, Bedell, and Paumanok Vineyards

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company – a tasting room for beer lovers located in an old firehouse next to an old time jail has great local brews

Things to Do

• Take a ferry ride to Shelter Island and watch the sunset, then grab a drink at the ever-popular Sunset Beach Hotel

• Explore and enjoy the unspoilt beaches, quaint seaside villages with charming shops

• Wander around Greenport’s lavender farm, pick fresh lavender or practice your photo taking skills at Lavender by the Bay

• Go antiquing at Beall & Bell, a vintage shop with great finds and reasonable prices

• Day sailing trip from Greenport to Block Island, known for it’s beautiful beaches and high bluffs. 631-875-2631 to schedule

• FISHING!!! I have no doubt Elliot can help you here. Apparently there are flounder, fluke, striped bass, blues, blackfish and porgies just waiting to be caught!

Greenport Farmer’s Market

Check out the blog Northfrkd for additional current/seasonal to-dos!

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