If you frequently go wine tasting on Long Island, you’ve likely found some favorites. Have you thought about joining a wine club? Many wineries and vineyards have special clubs that grant members special access to new releases, exclusive events, VIP tastings and more. Take a look at the 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best wine club winners.
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Lieb Cellars (liebcellars.com), this year’s Platinum winner, offers several different tiers of membership. All members receive four seasonal selections curated by winemaker Russell Hearn and sommelier Ami Opisso, as well as access to exclusive tastings and parties, two private tastings for you and up to 10 guests and special discounts on events. If you want to join the “CRUSH” Club, you also get a 15% discount on all wine purchases, a complimentary flight or glass for two per visit and a seasonal selection of four to six bottles. “VINTAGE” members receive a 20% discount on wine purchases, complimentary flights and glasses for four per visit and a selection of eight to 12 bottles per year.
Gold winner Raphael Wines (raphaelwine.com) has three different clubs. Limited Edition members receive special winemaker tasting notes, four shipments of six bottles a year, complimentary tastings per visit, monthly special tastings and discounts on all wine and gift shop purchases. Reserve members receive four shipments of four bottles a year, along with the other benefits. Members of the Signature club receive four shipments of two bottles a year, alone with the other club benefits.
Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (sanninovineyard.com), this year’s silver winner, offers club members three bottles of wine four times per year, access to limited production labels, discounts on wines and merchandise and discounts on your stay at Tuscan Bed & Breakfast.
Last but certainly not least, bronze winner Laurel Lake Vineyards (llwines.com) offers members two bottles of wine four times a year, special discounts, complimentary tastings or glasses with up to three guests per visit and seasonal private parties to celebrate wine releases.
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Check out the Dan’s Best of the Best celebration Concert and party with the 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best winners, voters and entire East End community at the biggest bash of fall on November 11. Featuring 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame Inductees New Life Crisis. General Admission: $25 in advance, $40 at door; VIP Table for 4: $200 includes reserved seating in VIP Balcony, table service and VIP gift bag with local wine. Winning businesses will be allotted complimentary admission for two to the exclusive BOTB Ceremony (5–7 p.m.) and Concert. Concert tickets on sale now at BOTBConcert.com. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead.