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Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
In addition to sampling vintages of white, red, rosé, and dessert wines, weekend visitors can also tour the on-site horse sanctuary, home to horses that have been rescued. Weekends in September also feature live music from 2 to 6 PM. 2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, 369-0100

Bedell Cellars
Planned activities include the 2011 Preview Barrel Tasting on September 9 and October 6, and the Harvest Vineyard Walks led by Bedell’s CEO Trent Preszler on September 22 and October 27. A wine cruise around Shelter Island is planned for September 21. 36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, 734-7537

Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery
Guided tours of the 40-year-old winery followed by a wine tasting are offered on Thursdays and Sundays. Also on tap, Cabaret & Wine from 2 to 4 PM on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, featuring cabaret artist, singer, and violist Marguerite Volonts. 17150 County Road 48, Cutchogue, 734-5111

Channing Daughters Winery
September is the perfect month to visit the winery, as “the most visible part of the winemaking process is on display,” says general manager/partner Allison Dubin. “We are picking grapes and crushing and processing fruit. The weather is gorgeous, and it’s less crowded.” 1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, 537-7224

Clovis Point
A renovated 1920s potato barn serves as the tasting room at this Jamesport vineyard. Sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and rosé, and take in the sounds of live music from acoustic folk or jazz artists on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the harvest season. 1935 Main Road, Jamesport, 722-4222

Gramercy Vineyards
“This year I’m opening the vineyard up for tastings every Saturday during September from 12 to 6 PM,” says owner Carol Sullivan. Visitors can expect to sample the vineyard’s two world-class 2007 Merlots and a 2011 rosé. 10020 Sound Ave., Mattituck, 298-1213

Lieb Cellars
Nestled among 62 acres of vines, Lieb Cellars’s new Oregon Road tasting room offers visitors a wide range of sustainable wines. The website also features handy wine pairing suggestions for fall fare, like risotto and duck. 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, 298-1942; 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue, 734-1100

Martha Clara Vineyards
The 11th annual Oktoberfest takes place on September 8 and 9. “It’s been an East End tradition since 2001,” says winemaker and general manager Juan Eduardo Micieli-Martinez. “We feature an authentic German band, German beer, and German food.” 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 298- 0075

Sherwood House Vineyards
Kick off the season on September 1 at the Harvest Open House. From 11 AM to 7 PM, guests can sample harvested grapes, enjoy live music, snacks, and $5 glass and $12 bottle specials. Sherwood House also hosts a Fall Wine Dinner on October 3 at The Lake House in Bay Shore. 1291 Main Road, Jamesport, 779-2817

Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse
Harvest-time visitors can make a weekend of the trip with an overnight at the Farmhouse Inn, a historic 1880s homestead. Start the day with a homemade breakfast of local fare like sunny-side-up duck eggs or homemade maple-smoked bacon, then join co-owner Barbara Shinn for a vineyard tour and tasting. 2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck, 804-0367

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