Long Island Winemaking Experience

Be a Winemaker For a Day During this Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

5 stars rating 7 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants
Long Island Winemaking Experience Unique Gift
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$270

Long Island Winemaking Experience

Be a Winemaker For a Day During this Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

5 stars rating 7 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants

Head out to the North Fork of Long Island for your chance to be a Winemaker for a Day! This four-hour Winemaking Adventure for two takes place in Peconic, New York at the beautiful Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard.

You and your guest will have the opportunity to create your own custom bottle of wine as you learn about life as a vintner. The fun begins as soon as you arrive at the Vineyard. You will be greeted by your friendly and knowledgeable Guide who will lead you on a tour of this Long Island Vinery and provide you with an overview of the entire winemaking process. Throughout the experience you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more. You will then work with your Guide to create your very own custom blend as you enjoy lunch.

From the vine to wine, you will discover why Long Island is home to some of America’s trendiest vineyards. This hands-on winemaking experience makes a truly unique gift for friends and family!

Who Who
The Long Island Winemaking Experience Xperience Certificate® is for two participants.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for additional guests.

LocationLocation
New York, Peconic

When When
The Winemaker for the Day is offered select weekends year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are typically scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM.

duration Duration
The North Fork Vineyard Tour and Winemaking Experience has a total duration of approximately 4 hours.

Weather Weather
The Winemaking on Long Island take place in all weather conditions.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this culinary adventure. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or high heels.

Additional Information Additional Information
The Winemaking Experience takes place in Peconic, New York on the North Fork of Long Island at the Sannino's Bella Vita Vineyard. Participants will go home with a bottle of their own custom blended wine.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1517-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Long Island Winemaking Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $270


Who Who:
The Long Island Winemaking Experience Xperience Certificate® is for two participants.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for additional guests.


When When:
The Winemaker for the Day is offered select weekends year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are typically scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The North Fork Vineyard Tour and Winemaking Experience has a total duration of approximately 4 hours.


Weather Weather:
The Winemaking on Long Island take place in all weather conditions.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this culinary adventure. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or high heels.


Additional Information Additional Information:

The Winemaking Experience takes place in Peconic, New York on the North Fork of Long Island at the Sannino's Bella Vita Vineyard. Participants will go home with a bottle of their own custom blended wine.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1517-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Long Island Winemaking Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Fantastic! 

5 stars

 From the moment we arrived we were greeted by welcoming hosts. As we waited for our experience to begin, we sat outside by the vineyard in comfortable chairs with half cut wine barrels made into small tables to place our wine glasses. When the rest of the guests arrived the experience began in the vineyard with Anthony Sannino talking about winemaking on Long Island. From beginning to end, the time flew by and we left with a bottle of blended wine that we made. It was fantastic! -Donna and Dario Rossi 

- - Plainview, New York

Wine experience 

5 stars

 Our experience was at Sannino's Bella Vita vineyard. The owner/winemaker, Anthony, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was open to any questions and discussions anyone brought up. The wines served were great, and although this is a rather small establishment, we felt so welcome and cozy. They served a nice lunch, and afterward we blended our own bottle of red wine to bring home. All in all a terrific experience! 

- - Peconic, NY

A Great Day! 

5 stars

 My fiancé purchased this experience day for me as a birthday gift. The owner of the vineyard was very knowledgeable and personable, and explained the winemaking process to us in a way that was very easy to understand. As we toured the beautiful grounds of the vineyard we were given several samples of wine to enjoy. We were then given a nice lunch and allowed to create and bottle a custom blend of red wine specific to our taste, which we will enjoy on our one year wedding anniversary. It was a relaxing and romantic afternoon...a definite must for wine lovers! 

- - Farmingville, NY

Sweet Experience 

5 stars

 Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. The wines and lunch were delicious, the talk informative by a down to earth (no pun intended) vintner and the wine making was a lot of fun. Also met some very nice people. Would definitely recommend. 

- - Sannino Bella Vita Winery

Wine Make Experience... 

5 stars

 WOW! This was a great experience with my daughter! Initially a Christmas gift from my husband, we chose Sunday, 6/23 for our wine making adventure. What a treat, What a memorable experience! The owner Anthony was FABULOUS, had a great personality and truly understood his craft! After learning how to create our own bottle of wine through learning different wine tastes and smells, we both made a spectacular bottle of wine to bring home and will sit pool-side in a few weeks to enjoy!!! Hands down, we would go back in a heart beat!!! Every detail in the gift was delivered and the vineyard knocked it out of the park! 

- - New Jersey

Long Island Wine-Making Experience 

5 stars

 My girlfriend booked a wine-making experience, as a gift, through Experience Days for me. We went to Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard out in Peconic, NY on May 19. Anthony was a great host. The experience was great. Other than the weather, I have no complaints. I would recommend going during the late summer in order for you to see the growth of the canopies. 

- - Fresh Meadows, NY

Sannino Vinyard 

5 stars

 My visit exceeded all expectations and our guide was very informative as you could see his love of wine making. 

- - 149 5th Avenue

Question: Hello I would love to gift this to my parents for their anniversary since they've always wanted to learn how to make wine. However I saw on some reviews that at the end of the experience, the bottle of wine the guests created is a red wine. My mom is allergic to red wine so I'm just wondering if the guest has the option to choose whether they want to make red or white?

Answer: The wine tastings during the day include red, rose and white wines. Unfortunately, the blend that you create is a red wine blend.

Question: I received a gift certificate for the Long Island Winemaking Experience and am having difficulty finding availability that fits my schedule. What do you recommend?

Answer: The Long Island Winemaking Experience is very popular and has limited dates throughout the season. We recommend requesting reservations at least 3 weeks out and having multiple dates in mind in case your first request is not available. You should also check back periodically as they sometimes add dates throughout the season. If there are no dates listed on the availability calendar, and you would like to be notified when dates are added, enter your redemption reference number under "Redeem Gift" and create an account with your email address. Experience Days will automatically notify you when dates are added.

Question: Will we have an opportunity to purchase additional bottles of wine while we're at the vineyard?

Answer: Absolutely. there is a store at the vineyard, and if you don't want to carry it home they'll be able to ship it to your home (for a fee).

Question: I tried 3 times to make a reservation for the Long Island Wine Making Experience, and I was either too late or it was sold out. I'm going to have to wait until next season but my price guarantee expires in December. Will I still need to pay the price increase if I go next season even though I tried and wasn't able to book this year?

Answer: Experience Days gift cards are valid for one year from the issue date at the original purchase price. After that time they can still be used however, if there is any increase in price from the original purchase price, the redeemer will be responsible for the price difference, regardless of if they attempted to make a reservation and it was not available. The certificate never loses it's original value so and may be exchanged for other activities listed on our site. If you'd like more information about exchanges please have your redemption reference number ready and call 866-973-7436.