Pindar Vineyards

Long Island

Iconic Pindar retains the original flavor of North Fork wine, for it was here that the island's boutique industry began back in the 1970s. What was once a mere 30 acres of farmland has blossomed into vineyards and orchards as far as the eye can see (500 acres and counting). Guided tours in summer ($20) and live music (summer weekends) are the norm.

For kids, the Haunted Corn Maze at Krupski's Pumpkin Farm across the road is a welcome Halloween-time diversion.

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