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Take the LIRR to Long Island's Famous North Fork Wine Region

First of four LIRR Wine Country Getaway tours offered this Saturday, July 16

Explore Long Island's famed North Fork wine country and see the winemaking process from vine to bottle. The LIRR is offering the first of its four popular escorted package tours of the LI Wine Country this Saturday, July 16. For the low package price of $48 (adults only), journey to the vineyards of the Island's scenic North Fork via the air-conditioned comfort of the LIRR and chartered bus.

The LIRR's four different Wine Country getaway itineraries all including visits to North Fork wineries and the seaport village of Greenport. On the Railroad's LI Wine Country Tour this Saturday, guests will have entrée to two vineyards -; Bedell Cellars and Duck Walk -; where they will sample a variety of wines. The LIRR's three other Wine Country tours are offered on Saturdays, August 6, September 10 and October 1. Depending on the tour date, vintners at Bedell Cellars, Corey Creek Vineyards, Duck Walk Vineyards, and Pindar Vineyards will offer samples of their best reds and whites.

All LIRR Wine Country tours allow plenty of time to buy a late lunch with a visit to the historic seaport village of Greenport. While at Greenport, enjoy browsing the variety of shops lining the streets. As an added bonus this year, each LIRR Wine Country tour offers the opportunity for beer tasting at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company.

The LIRR wine tour dates and scheduled wineries are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 16: Bedell & Duck Walk
  • Saturday, August 6: Pindar & Duck Walk
  • Saturday, September 10: Pindar & Duck Walk
  • Saturday, October 1: Bedell & Corey Creek

The train schedule for LI Wine Country Tour on those dates is as follows:

Eastbound:

Departs New York at 7:45 AM (Switch to Montauk train at Jamaica)
Departs Woodside at 7:57 AM (Switch to Montauk train at Jamaica)
Departs Brooklyn at 7:42 AM (Switch to Montauk train at Jamaica)
Departs Jamaica 8:10 AM
Departs Babylon 8:46 AM

Westbound: (return to original departure station)

Arrives Babylon at 6:53 PM
Arrives Jamaica at 7:32 PM
Arrives Brooklyn at 8:12 PM
Arrives Woodside 7:48 PM
Arrives New York at 7:59 PM

Note: Please check track assignments at the station information booth. Remember to board the rear car. There is a transfer to a bus at Westhampton Station. All train times, prices and dates may be subject to change.

Purchasing tickets

Tickets for the Railroad's LI Wine Country Escorted Tour can be purchased at LIRR ticket machines beginning two weeks in advance of the tour until the Thursday prior. Gray, green and blue ticket machines accept credit and debit cards; gray and green machines also accept cash. The first step is to select "Deals & Getaways," then select "Long Island Getaways" to find the wine tour.

Tickets may also be purchased at LIRR ticket offices up to 30 minutes before the train leaves. Ticket offices accept cash, personal checks and debit cards.

For additional information, customers are advised to consult the LIRR's website at www.mta.info/lirr. Customers can also contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center at 718-217-LIRR (5477). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 718-217-5477.

For more information about the North Fork wineries, visit www.liwines.com.