Vineyards and Vinyasa: Wine and Yoga Retreat
Vineyards and Vinyasa: Wine and Yoga Retreat on the North Fork
October 12 to 14, 2018
Join Julie Margolis for Vineyards and Vinyasa, a local wine and yoga retreat on Long Island’s rustic North Fork. For three days, you, Julie and your friends you have yet to meet will savor life’s sweetest pleasures: yoga, wine and good conversation. Julie will lead you through daily yoga classes, Wine Tasting 101 and special visits to three hand-picked local wineries. You’ll spend your downtime at the charming Sound View Greenport, a seafront property where you’ll enjoy delicious breakfasts and dinners with your group. You and your new friends can expect to leave with deeper wine knowledge, a healthier body and a brighter spirit. Cheers to that.
With flights and time changes, you need about a week to go to Napa Valley. But the North Fork is just a short drive away, making this wine and yoga retreat the perfect weekend getaway.
Double Occupancy: $915 per person
Triple Occupancy: $735 per person
The price includes:
- your room at the Sound View Greenport.
- three yoga classes.
- three wine tastings at Lenz, Pellegrini and Sparkling Pointe wineries.
- Wine Tasting 101.
- dinners with wine on Friday and Saturday.
- continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.
- a shuttle to and from the wineries.
To reserve your space, please complete your registration page.
Long Island’s North Fork is the “Napa by the Sound”
Compared to its Hamptons neighbors, Long Island’s North Fork exudes a refreshing laid-back attitude. Once known for its potato and produce farms, the unassuming region is now poised to stake its claim as one of the USA’s most promising wine regions. Locally grown produce and seafood (oysters, anyone?) make the North Fork home to some of the best food on the East End. As you explore Greenport—a quaint, seafront hamlet on the Long Island Sound—be sure to shop its bountiful mom-and-pop boutiques for quirky vintage goods. The North Fork is an easy drive from PFY Bloomfield, and with nearly 50 stellar wineries, restaurants and shops, the “Napa by the Sound” has a lot to offer. In short: you won’t want to leave.
The Sound View Greenport
With roots dating back to the 1950s, the Sound View Greenport is still fresh from a floor-to-ceiling renovation. A stone’s throw from the Long Island Sound, this 55-room property is the ideal home base for exploring local wineries. Guest rooms with west-facing private decks combine the intimacy of a seafront cottage with the perks of a full-service hotel. Before dinner with your group, grab an aperitif and sit back on your patio. Live music from the nearby piano bar provides a smooth, relaxing soundtrack as the sun gently fades into the sea. The full-service dining room, library and swimming pool with views of the horizon complete the picture of an idyllic setting for an indulgent and relaxing weekend.
Founded in 1978, Lenz is one of the first wineries on the North Fork. Since its inception, Lenz has been making great wines including one of the best Merlots around. Moreover, their rich, complex and food-friendly wines easily appeal to a wide range of people.
Pellegrini is one of the area’s first wineries to integrate all aspects of winemaking on their own property. The state-of-the-art facility combines the best of modern winemaking technology with the owner’s passion for Old World customs. The tasting room upstairs offers gorgeous panoramic views of an Italian-style courtyard. Pellegrini offers a wide range of white, rose and red varietals and blends.
The owners of Sparkling Pointe are committed to making estate-grown sparkling wines produced via the traditional Champagne Method. Using only classic Champagne grape varietals, each blend is a true expression of the winemaker’s skill. As a result of its commitment to eco-friendly winemaking, Sparkling Pointe is certified sustainable as of 2014.
Julie is an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for more than 14 years. In her yoga classes, Julie seeks to offer yoga in a way that is both approachable and challenging. She focuses on breath, sequencing and alignment, presented in a fun and playful way.
Julie holds an Advanced Level certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She is currently a candidate for their diploma, which she expects to complete in Spring 2019. Julie works at Gary’s Wine and Marketplace on the Wine Team and is also in charge of the wine education program. Similar to the way she teaches yoga, Julie hopes to present wine knowledge in a way that is easy to understand and fun.