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Hop on the bus, bike or trolley for a winery or brewery tour

Brew Crew Cycles in Riverhead runs group bicycle

Brew Crew Cycles in Riverhead runs group bicycle tours between breweries on a bike wagon. Credit: Randee Daddona

Touring wineries — and lately, more and more breweries — on the North Fork and in the Hamptons is a time-honored tradition. Here are some of the best ways — without driving yourself — to visit the Island’s vineyards and breweries.


BREW CREW CYCLES Riders pedal a group bicycle and stop at local breweries and pubs in downtown Riverhead for 2 ½-hour tours for up to 14 people. Runs from 205 B Marcy Ave., Riverhead weekends April-Nov. with Friday tours June-Aug. and additional weekday tours July-Aug. Reservations required. COST $375-$450 for the full bike of 8 to 14 people, 631-722-1516 or email,

NORTH FORK WINE WAGON Peddlers on an open-air group bicycle travel between wineries (some non-pedaling seats available). Half-day tours for 8 to 10 people begin and end at Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard, 44075 Main Rd., Peconic. A six-person circle cycle is available for $300 for three hours. Groups must book the full vehicle. Reservations required. COST $450 half day, Sun.-Fri.; $595 half day Sat., not including tastings, 516-220-1392,


LIBRARY CAFE BUS TOUR Party bus shuttles passengers to three wineries for tastings before heading back. Tour includes individual boxed lunch and sparkling wine. Private charters available. Reservations required. COST $100 plus gratuity, 516-752-7678,

LIRR TOUR Weekend tours via the Long Island Rail Road visit two North Fork wineries with three to four tastings at each, and Briermere Farms. Round-trip bus from Ronkonkoma LIRR station with tastings and lunch included. Reservations required. COST Based on starting point, 631-775-8686,

LI VINEYARD TOURS A limo or luxury bus shuttles passengers door-to-door for 8-hour private tours of up to two vineyards. Includes box lunch (vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options available). Brewery tours also available. Reservations required. COST From $75 a person plus gratuity, 516-546-6737,

NORTH FORK TROLLEY Trolley transportation to two North Fork wineries or three North Fork breweries departs from Calvertaon April-Oct. Tastings and charcuterie board included. Book the entire trolley and personalize your tour with more stops. COST $90 per person from Calverton, 631-369-3031,

TAPPED TOURS AND TRANSPORTATION Private and group tours by reservation for 6 or more people. Themed beer and wine tours include "Beer and Burger," "Irish Pub," "Classic Wine Tour" and such. COST $90-$145 a person, 631-913-3817,

VINTAGE TOUR Four-hour winery excursion featuring three wineries, and if time allows a with a stop at a local farmstand or beach. Pickups daily year-round for private groups up to 6 passengers from Riverhead to Orient. Reservations required. COST $250 weekdays, $300 weekends, not including tastings or food, 631-765-4689,


MAIN STREET DRIVERS Private drivers chauffeur you in your own car to North Fork wineries. COST Starting at $35 an hour daily, 888-327-4460,

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