When I was recently invited to go on a winery tour on Long Island, NY, I don’t think I could have said yes fast enough. First off, I had never been to Long Island, so I was thrilled to be able to experience a whole new place. Secondly, I had never toured a winery before, so it sounded like it would be an unforgettable experience and I was excited to be a part of it. I met up with several other bloggers in New London, CT, which is where our day started.
Because Long Island is well, an island, we boarded the Cross Sound Ferry in New London to take us on the 16 mile journey across Long Island Sound to Orient Point, NY. For this trip, we took the JessicaW, which is a passenger only, high-speed ferry. Cross Sound Ferry operates both passenger only and auto ferries all year round.
The ferry ride took about 40-45 minutes from departure to arrival on Long Island. Once we arrived, we met up with the lovely Jo-Ann of Vintage Tours with Jo-Ann Perry. Jo-Ann provides guided winery tours of the North Fork of Long Island’s finest wineries.
Our first stop of the day was The Candyman, which is located at 22350 Main Road in Orient, NY. The Candyman is a small candy shop that specializes in homemade chocolates and candy.
As soon as I walked in the door, the smell of chocolate filled the air. It smelled like heaven on earth.
The Candyman shop was filled with seasonal candy, fudge, jelly beans, small gifts and so much more.