DescriptionMany vineyards are located on the North Fork of eastern Long Island.
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On our return drive from Greenport, my husband and I decided to stop at several of the many vineyards on the North Fork. A thorough visit of all the vineyards would probably take an entire day or two, and perhaps we will try it in the future, but for now I will give you my take on the ones we did visit.
All of the tasting rooms are large and easily navigable. Many of them have both indoor and outdoor seating and most seem to be open year round, with the exception of major holidays (but, always check individual websites). Please note that all of the people we encountered were very friendly and helpful. We at Destination Accessible believe that you should call the location you are interested in, or check to see if it has a website, to address any questions or concerns you might have. There was no particular rhyme or reason to the places we chose to stop, except for the one that shares a name with my son.
One of our stops was Osprey Dominion Winery. You will find two handicapped parking spaces in a paved lot. The main entrance serves all. There is a large tasting room with seating both inside and out. There is a family bathroom, as well as a multi-stall bathroom.
Pindar Vineyards is a name many of us on Long Island are familiar with, thus our stop here. We found several handicapped parking spaces in their lot. The handicapped entrance is not integrated into the main entrance. There is a ramp to the left of the main entrance. Someone must enter the building and ask that the handicapped door be opened. All of the restrooms are located in a separate building a bit behind the indoor and outdoor tasting areas. This may present a problem to a person with walking issues.
Bedell Vineyards’ claim to fame is that they created the first New York wine served at a presidential inauguration. Two handicapped parking spaces are next to the bluestone walk leading to the main entrance. The restroom has a large handicapped stall. We had been told that this winery offers walking tours. When we asked about this, a lovely woman named Angela explained that tours are offered on the weekends with reservations. She said that if you call at least five days ahead and tell them that one of your party is handicapped they will “make it work.” She seemed very genuine and enthusiastic so I suggest you try calling if you are interested in taking a tour.
Pelligrini Vineyards was another one of our stops. You will find two handicapped spaces in the gravel parking lot. A ramp goes to the courtyard in the center of the complex. A large, single-occupancy restroom is easily accessible.
McCall Winery is smaller, and is a more rustic setting. The handicapped restroom is right next to the large open entrance.
Our final stop on this tour was Jason’s Vineyards, which I could not pass up due to its name. There are handicapped spaces out front and a ramp leading to the main entrance. Handicapped restrooms are easily accessible. The tasting room itself is easily navigable.
All of the wineries had very friendly personnel.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”