A few weeks ago, I finally got the opportunity to take a day trip out to Bridgehampton to visit Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This has been on my New York bucket list ever since I discovered Wölffer Rosé a few years ago. I knew the winery was one of the more popular wineries on Long Island, so I was excited to experience it in person.
Being that Wölffer Winery is located in Sagaponack on Long Island, there are a few ways in which you can get there from the city. My friend and I decided to rent a car for the day via Zipcar, which was super easy and affordable. You can also take a train from Penn Station (LIRR) to Bridgehampton. And then it’s just a short Uber ride from the train station to the winery. The other option, is to take the Jitney Bus which travels back and forth from Manhattan to the Hamptons. Either way, it’s totally doable as a day trip.
What to know beforehand:
Wöllfer Estate Vineyard is Open Daily from 11am-8pm year-round.
Highly recommend making a reservation for the tasting room. It’s FREE entry and you just pay per glass or flight.
You can also make a reservation for a Vineyard & Cellar Tour which includes a tasting of four different wines. Cost is $68.50 per person.
The winery does close from time to time for private events. Make sure to call ahead to confirm availability. Ph. 631–537–5106
Arrive earlier in the day if possible, as the crowd tends to grow as the afternoon/early evening approaches.
There is indoor and outdoor seating available for tastings. The patio overlooks the vineyard and has some shade for those warmer days.
What to Sip:
They offer a few different wine flights for $25 that include four different tastings. Seasonal flights are available.
Since it’s Summer, we opted for the Rosé flight and loved it!
You can also purchase wine by the glass or bottle(s).
What to do:
Take advantage of the patio seating that overlooks the vineyard.
Stop by the shop inside to purchase bottles of wine and souvenirs to take home with you.
Sit at the bar if you want more of a one-on-one tasting. The bartenders are very knowledgable and can give you more of a personal experience.
Visit The Wine Stand and enjoy the sunset while sipping a glass of wine.
*This was by far my favorite part of the winery. It’s located just down from the main winery and they offer wine by the bottle or glass. Once you grab your wine, head out back to sit in the Adirondack chairs that face the vineyard.
If you decide to visit Wölffer Winery, I hope these tips help! I had the best time there and can’t wait to go back again (maybe this Fall).
Have you ever been to a winery? If so, which one(s) have you been to? Any that you recommend me visiting?!