Friends from West Islip watch Erin Chase, a musician from...

Friends from West Islip watch Erin Chase, a musician from Wading River as she performs in the tasting room at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Credit: Randee Daddona

Billy Joel sings "A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead" about an Italian restaurant, but live musicians who play at Long Island vineyards could just as well warble the refrain about these locales. Here are three wineries where that tune may very well wind up on the playlist as live music continues on weekend afternoons through the winter:

Pindar Vineyards

Pindar offers live music in the tasting room through March on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. "It’s usually one or two people playing a guitar. Something to listen to while you’re hanging out," says Rose Faiella, manager at the tasting room. She jokes that the vineyard isn’t encouraging Conga lines or karaoke, just relaxing with contemporary bar music while sipping wine. "It’s another reason to come," she says. Check the website for scheduled musicians.

INFO 37645 Main Rd., Peconic; 631-734-6200,

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard

Solo or duo artists will play in the vineyard’s tasting room Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning in February. And the vineyard will once again offer private igloos outdoors this winter; each one seats six people and will be rentable. They can be reserved by emailing, says Michelle Damiano, vineyard captain. Those in the igloos won’t have to give up the tunes, Damiano says: "We have a stadium-quality sound system that pipes outside as well."

INFO 2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, 631-369-0100,

Jason’s Vineyard

Visitors might expect to hear sea shanties in the tasting room at Jason’s Vineyard, where the bar is in the shape of the bow of a ship. But the live music on weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. focuses on other genres. "Sometimes it’s acoustic guitar, sometimes coffeehouse stuff, sometimes a little bit of jazz," says Jeanne Maloney, tasting room manager.

INFO 1785 Main Rd., Jamesport, 631-238-5801,


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