Wine Tour Notes Associated with any quotes provided to Visitors requesting pricing and information.
We visit over 35 wineries and have over 125 options all with pricing.
FYI: Quick Wine Tasting Price Points: ( Per Winery)
Economical – Party – Popular Wineries = $8.00 to $12.00/Person
More Crowds – No Reserved Seating – Live Music
Better – Mid Range Wineries - Boutique = $12.00 to $18.00/Person
Some Guaranteed Seating
Premium – Boutique - $20.00 to $40.00/Person
Seating – Premium Wineries – More Personable
VIP -$25 to $100/person
Guaranteed seating – Semi Private to Private Tours-Specialty foods
The Pricing provided will include:
- Transportation as Quoted
- Ice/water/Beverage Cups
- Tolls ( when applicable)
- Wine Tasting Fees
- NYS Sales tax
- Lunch Options (if quoted)
Note: Chauffeur (Driver) Gratuity is appreciated and additional.
QUIK IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING WINERIES (NO TOUR CO EXPLAINS)
1.No reserved or guaranteed seating UNLESS specified.
2.Approx 16 of 35 Wineries offer reserved Seating depending on the winery selected. Generally Mid to Premium Vineyards
3. All Economical / Party Wineries do NOT have reserved seating.
4. 8 - 9 out of 16 Wineries will have reserved seating INSIDE – (rain). The remaining Wineries will NOT have seating inside even if you reserved seating on a day of inclement weather. There is simply no room.
5. 11 of 35 Wineries permit Your Own Lunch or our Boxed Lunch offerings.
6. 1-2 of the 11 Wineries Permit Your Own Lunch or Boxed Lunch INSIDE the Winery Building. Rain or Shine. Wonderful courtesy. All Others NOT.
7. 5 - 6 Other Wineries offer Weekend ONLY “Gourmet Lunch Truck”, wood fired pizza, Special caterer at just one winery, another home-cooked Italian eats, etc. These Wineries have their own rules governing where you can eat.
OUR wine tasting fees* are NOT Marked up when tours are paid in cash.
All are pass thru costs to our Guests.
Wine Tours are “live” on days of Rain; except for Super Storms
Wine Flights/ Tastings will vary in price depending on :
- Type of wine
- Type and size of group visiting
- Table Service options
- Vineyard policies
- Winery atmosphere
- Wine Tours of a winery/ Barrel Tours / Walks
We do NOT profit from the tastings when a tour is paid via cash.
We receive a price-break at some wineries which we pass onto our guests.
When we collect your money upfront, you save time and leave the effort to us.
Our chauffeurs will walk you into each winery ( where permissible) as they know who must be paid for the tastings and we get you started asap. If you wander into a winery and pay yourselves, you will lose valuable time trying to collect from your guests or friends and you will not know where to go to get you started. Typically groups lose 15-20 minutes per winery trying to collect from their group and get their tasting started.
So, on a 3 winery tour you can potentially lose (1) hour.
Reservations require a signature and a major Credit Card on file whether or not the Tour is paid via Cash, Corp Check, Gift Certificate or Credit Card.
A minimum 10% down payment non refundable via Credit Card is required upon receipt of the reservation form for all NON Bus Vehicles.
BUSES require a 15% non refundable down payment.
Initial reservation form shall be send via pdf format and thru an electronic signature Portal. The remainder of the tour payment shall be paid in CASH on day of wine Tour unless other payment option has been specified. If Credit Card or Gift Certificate or Check (Corporate outing) is the mutually agreed method of payment for the tour, then further instructions would be given.
The Credit Card payment option will be limited to “1” Credit Card per Tour and is only for NON BUS tours. Corporate Bus Tours can be paid via corporate check or in some cases a credit Card, in advance.
OUR WINE TOUR SERVICE WILL:
Arrange all winery reservation times, including the selected wineries – reserved start time and departure time.
Provide a PDF formatted Reservation will all details pertinent to your wine tour.
Provide a Boxed Lunch menu (if applicable) to our client.
(Menu 1) –
You may also elect to bring your own lunch. We will also advise you as to what wineries allow “outside” food. 30% allow “outside food” or Gourmet boxed lunches or your own Food– down from 75% in 2014.
There is no reserved seating unless otherwise indicated. ( A few wineries have reserved tables).
Osprey Dominion will rent an outdoor area for the afternoon for $300.00
Lunch and Other Food Terms.
You may also elect to bring your own lunch.
No sterno Flame / buffet type lunches permitted
No Birthday Cakes at MOST Wineries ( especially Weekends) - Vineyard 48 and Pugliese permit Cakes
Coolers are NOT permitted on Vineyard property!!
Absolutely NO Solo Cups permitted outside Vehicles. This is Winery RULES.
Food Trucks = Weekends Only – Palmer, Laurel Lake, Martha Clara
Restaurants Available –(2) with Prix Fixe Menu –
aMano Osteria ( Sat/ Sunday) and aLure Chowder House (7 days/Seasonal only)
Bistro Lunches will INCLUDE: Meal, 1 House Drink, Gratuity and Sales Tax.
At Least 90 Minutes additional time required for Bistro.
Wine Tours are “live” on days of Rain; except for Super Storms
CANCELLATION POLICIES MAY APPLY
Select wineries will request payment upon a cancellation of a group or as individual up to (7) days prior to the wine tour date. Certain wineries which offer a tour or a wine tasting combination with Cheese / Chocolate / Breakfast Pairing / and other specialties will indicate to the client the terms prior to booking a reservation. We will indicate the wineries should they be part of your tour. Cancellation Policy - within 3 days - will be 10% charge of original contract value – plus any wineries that may have their own terms. Certain wineries will charge a cancellation Fee if the Tour Cancelled within (7) days of the reserved date; Client shall be made aware if these wineries are in their reservation at the time of booking. Certain Wineries require a separate form to be completed by client along with their own terms / payment /cancellation policy.
There will be no refund for having less people on the day of the tour (Including 72 Hours Prior to tour date) than what was originally contracted for. Optional lunches are ordered 3 - 5 business days prior to the wine tour date. Reservations are "set" and distributed 48 - 74 hours prior to the wine tour date.
Should the client “you” choose a winery that requires a separate form to be completed, possibly for down payment ( 25, 50 or 100%), minimum # of people in the group, Credit card information, etc.. the “client” must contact the winery direct should the number of people in your group change. If not, the “select” winery will charge you in “full” should your group size decline or below the minimum. We (East End Wine Tasting Tours – Roadmaster Limousine) shall not be liable for payment to a “select” winery if your group size falls below the agreement you “the client” signed with the “select” winery. If you “the client” contacts us better than 72 hours prior to a scheduled Tour, we will be proactive and reach out to all the wineries on our reservation, including the wineries.
Should we, the wine tour company, be able to reimburse an individual(s) who cancel up to 72 hours prior to the wine tour reservation date, with wineries who agree NOT to charge for those reservation spots, we then will either reimburse via “check” to the group leader of the tour the following week or we will authorize the Chauffeur to reimburse via cash day of the tour, if this was the method of payment.
- Typical pickup times :
- Manhattan 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM( the latest)
- Brooklyn 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
- Queens 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
- Nassau 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
- Suffolk 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
- NorthFork 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
- Hamptons to Montauk 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
- Long Island Railroad – Ronkonkoma 10:35 or 11:35 AM ( Arrival) Train
- Jitney Bus – Riverhead – Tanger Outlets 11:58 AM
Laurel Lake Winery - Group Policy and Reservation Forms.
Laurel Lake Winery - Group Policy
Laurel Lake Winery - Reservation Form
Updated : 04.20.2017