9 Best Wine Tours In New York, USA - Updated 2024

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Breakaway from Manhattan’s overcrowded subways, skyscrapers, and bustling streets and retreat to rural Long Island to sample some delicious wines. If you can’t escape for a day due to being overscheduled, hop on board a yacht to indulge in Europe’s best wines, while sailing past the city’s famous landmarks. Set aside some time to make a day trip to the Hamptons to walk along the oceanfront, before journeying on to Long Island to experience more wine. Enjoy wandering through historic Hell’s Kitchen to sample some wine and Mexican food, while checking out the following list of the best wine tours in New York, USA.

1. Enjoy a Hamptons beach day sampling some wine

If possible, try to book a wine tour to the Hamptons in May, when the cherry blossoms line the highway out to Long Island and Sag Harbour. Enjoy strolling along the powdery white sand of Cooper’s Beach before hopping back in the shuttle to view the architecturally unique mansions of “Billionaires Lane”.

After exploring the charming Southampton shops, journey to the former whaling village of Sag Harbour to stroll along its historic streets. Try to get a seat on the small patio at the American Hotel to dine on their mouthwatering lobster BLT, overflowing with succulent lobster meat. Following a visit to quaint Sag Harbour’s marina, hop the ferry to North Fork, Long Island, to sample some wine and visit the farm stands for some fresh fruit.

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The Hamptons and Long Island Wineries Private Tour

Duration: 12 hours

6 reviews

2. Drink Europe's best wines aboard a luxurious yacht (from USD 108.0)

During a visit to the Big Apple, jump at the chance to sample some delicious wine while sightseeing aboard a luxurious yacht. While sipping on some amazing wine from France’s Rhone Valley, Portugal, Spain, and Eastern Europe, enjoy sampling cheese chosen to complement each wine.

As the luxurious yacht sails past the iconic Statue of Liberty, learn about the importance of wine and food pairings from your guide. Sit on the bow with a glass of wine while passing under the famous Brooklyn Bridge and cruising along the Hudson Riverfront.

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Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

17 reviews

3. Try European wines while blindfolded (from USD 90.0)

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During a visit to New York’s Lower East Side, tie on your blindfold and prepare for a blind wine tasting, accompanied by some delicious food samples. Enjoy sampling two glasses of wine and some Austrian delicacies at Cafe Katja under the direction of your sommelier guide. After visiting Cafe Katja, drop-in at VinVero Wine & Spirits wine boutique to purchase bottles at discount prices, after tasting a couple more wines.

Upon leaving the wine shop, head over to the Lower East Side’s best Greek Restaurant, Souvlaki GR, to sip on two more glasses of wine. While sampling some delicious Greek cuisine, listen attentively as your guide discusses the process of choosing complementary wine and food pairings.

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Lower East Side Walking Wine Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours

23 reviews

4. Dine among the vines in Long Island (from USD 159.0)

While visiting New York City, jump at the chance to visit the stunningly beautiful Hudson Valley to sample the region’s award-winning wines. After sampling a flight of wines at Pellegrini Vineyards, continue on to Lenz Winery to snack on some cheese and olives, along with the vineyard’s best wines.

Please note that on Saturdays, the tour travels upstate to Long Island, while on Sundays, groups will enjoy travelling to the Hudson Valley. During stops at Jamesport Vineyards and Pindar Vineyards, visitors will learn about the wine making process while sampling an array of wines patio side or amongst the grapevines.

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New York City to Long Island: Food and Wine Full Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

23 reviews

New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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New York City Tour Guide

Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Taste some wine while touring the West Village (from USD 102.0)

Join this unique wine tasting tour to sip your way through Manhattan’s West Village while learning about its architectural and historical attractions. While sampling delicious food and wine at A.O.C. and Tio Pepe, your sommelier will discuss which wine pairing provides the perfect complement with each dish.

Upon completing your delicious food and premium wine tasting, stroll along the street where Bob Dylan’s second studio album cover was photographed. To finish off the tour, enjoy passing by Manhattan’s lovely Sheridan Square Viewing Garden before being set free to explore New York on your own.

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New York City West Village Wine Tasting Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

6. Sip on some wine while cycling the Hudson Valley (from USD 1.0)

Leave the chaotic, yellow-cab filled streets of NYC behind to enjoy a cycling adventure through the picturesque Hudson Valley. After cycling to Gardiner Liquide Mercantile, indulge in a delicious lunch, along with a sample of fruity cider. Enjoy the spectacular vistas of the Shawangunk Mountains while peddling between wineries and distilleries to sample some delicious wine.

While visiting the Hudson Valley, tour numerous wine cellars to learn about the winemaking process before sampling wine in their tasting rooms. Since you will have no room to store your wine purchases, a support car will be appointed to travel alongside you, while you cycle through the region.

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Private Hudson Valley Winery and Distillery Bike Tour

Duration: 10 hours

7. Spend a day at Long Island's vineyards (from USD 201.0)

Make it a point to escape the hectic streets of New York and travel to beautiful Long Island to experience its scenic beauty and local wineries. Enjoy stopping at Pindar Vineyards to sample artisanal snacks, alongside glasses filled with their delicious wines.

During a visit to a former duck farm, Duck Walk Vineyards, listen attentively as the host provides a detailed history lesson about the vineyard while sampling some delicious blueberry wine. Try several wines and some dark chocolate and cheese before purchasing a bottle with a Great Gatsby inspired duck label. Finish off the fun-filled day of wine tasting at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard to sample the remaining glasses of the tour.

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Long Island Vineyard Tour

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

8. Sample some of trendy SoHo's best wines (from USD 100.0)

Head south of Houston Street to experience New York City’s best wines during a visit to trendy SoHo. Put on some comfortable walking shoes to prepare for a walking tour of SoHo’s bars and restaurants. Learn how to find good value on a restaurant wine list, while sampling delicious Italian or Spanish wines.

Enjoy sampling two glasses of wine, accompanied by crispy calamari or mozzarella with tomatoes at Galli. While at Spring Steet Natural, learn about the art of tasting and pairing fine wines while indulging in some amazing cuisine, alongside more delicious wines.

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SoHo Manhattan Wine-Tasting and Walking Tour of NYC

Duration: 2 hours

15 reviews

9. Sip on Hell's Kitchen's sinfully delicious wines (from USD 90.0)

While wandering through the bustling street’s of historic Hell’s Kitchen, stop by Tacuba Cantina to sample some creamy Mexican guacamole, alongside a glass of Spanish sparkling wine. Indulge in flavourful, braised short rib tacos, paired with a glass of red wine at this beautiful Mexican restaurant.

During a visit to Grand Cru Wines and Spirits, your sommelier guide and the store staff will educate the group on how to read wine labels and demonstrate how to open a bottle of wine. If you wish, your sommelier guide will be happy to help you use your 10 percent discount while shopping for a quality, value-priced wine.

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Hell's Kitchen Theatre District Wine Tour

Duration: 2 hours

12 reviews

Taste your way through New York State

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After visiting such iconic landmarks as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, sign up for an exciting wine tour. For those who prefer to stay in the city, join fellow wine lovers to sample full-bodied wines, along with savoury samples in trendy SoHo. Hopefully, you are able to include one of these unique wine experiences to your already action-packed visit to the city that never sleeps.

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