Wine Country Day Trip

Peconic, NY, USA

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13 reviews
Jul 23, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30
Wine Country Day Trip
Peconic, NY, USA

  • Twitter verified
13 reviews

Jul 23, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

See that pic in the post ... that's us.  In all our melanated glory, enjoying what is hands down, one of our best summer activities.

This year we will be doing in a little different, sprinkling our BlackGirl  magic across Long island, at not one but three famous locations. 

On this day trip, we will have head to Wine County via an air conditioned passenger bus. Once we arrive we will enjoy a 5 flight wine tasting at Raphael's, one of the most stellar wineries on the island.  

From there, we head to lunch at a waterfront restaurant and finish the day off at one of the most amazing lavender fields. Enjoy a day sipping wine, good company and the crisp fresh air.



Price includes:

  • round trip transportation from Manhattan - Long Island

  • Wine Tasting Experience
    • 5 flight wine tasting @ Raphael's 
    • snack pack
    • bottle of water
    • 1hour time on the grounds to explore the vineyard

  • Lunch
    • Prefix lunch at the beautiful shoreside WayPoint Restaurant
    • Drink
    • Tax & Tip 

  • Lavender by the Bay
    • Enjoy the remainder of the day at the amazing, and delightful Lavender by the Bay.  If you've never been, google it, but rest assured the pics do not do this place justice!  It is soothing, beautiful and relaxing, but most of all it smells divine.  

The day lasts approx. 12hours (start to end)

Important Tidbits


If you want to see some of our pics from last year, visit (& follow) our IG pages @blackgirlsunitednyc and @melanintravelerz. Pic in the posting is our trip from 2022 :)


Please note this trip is NON REFUNDABLE once you book, UNLESS someone can take your place. This is not a COVID related policy, the operator has always had this rule. 

In order to attempt to get someone to fill your seat, you MUST notify via text (917.355.3515) and email ( as soon as you think you will need to cancel. Changes must be posted in the comments for other members to see, in the event they are able to join.

In the event that someone cannot take your place, the operator now offers unlimited reschedules, meaning that they now offer changes to the date. You will be given an on file credit (minus a cancelation fee) that you can use for any of their future trips (even if it isn't hosted by BGU).

There are no refunds or reschedules for missing the bus or no-shows. There is no grace period after the departure time.


Masks are required. Bus operates at 60% capacity. It is the expectation that members will follow all recent state AND establishment guidelines, as well as their own judgement to remain safe.


What’s included

  • Transport
    Round Trip Transportation to<>from Long Island
  • Experience A
    Wine Tasting
  • Meals & Drink
    Prefix lunch + drink
  • Experience B
    Lavender by the Bay
  • Other
    Any item not explicitly stated as an inclusion

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Trip Price
Deposit: $60

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13 reviews
Melanin Travel Tribe is a platform founded by an avid traveler, geared towards creating rich, immersive experiences for professionals of color. She is a group travel curator for over 10yrs with her other social group - BlackGirlsUnited (@blackgirlsunitednyc), traveling to 5 continents and almost 50 countries, prior to creating MTT. Over the years, meaningful relationships have developed with a vast network of people within the industry. The result are curated experiences built to excite and afford memories that last a lifetime.


This is my third trip with Melanin Travel Tribe. New Orleans and the Essence Festival is a must-do! A great way to kick off my summer. I had a great time, and the food was excellent and bountiful. Wonderful people, great accommodations and an overall fantastic and positive experience. Sas, as always, was a great host. She offered recommendations of other things to do and see as well.
By Cassandra C for New Orleans + Essence Music Festival 2023 on Jul 06, 2023
Great food, great people had a wonderful in both countries will definitely do again…🇹🇷🇦🇪☺️
By Tatiana W for Bucket List Experience ... Dubai & Cappadocia on May 02, 2023
I had a great time Cheryl
By Cheryl J for Path to Greatness Reset on Apr 04, 2023
This was an awesome trip. The energy and vibes were top notch. The cabin was amazing! The grounds were awesome. Although we didn't get a chance to do all that was scheduled (due to weather and a cancelation), the weekend was still full of laughs and good times. Can't wait to see if this trip happens again! I'm very grateful to Sas for organizing this trip!!
By Couleen W for Path to Greatness Reset on Apr 02, 2023
Fantastic time! Everyone was friendly and easy to talk to. And the trip was a whole lot of fun! I would absolutely take a trip with this group again.
By Nicole G for BGU Annual Winter Event - Pocono Mountains on Jan 17, 2023
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I went on the San Fran &amp; Napa Valley Summer Soirée trip. With absolute pleasure, I write this recommendation for Sas, who coordinated the trip, including the excursions, transfers to and from the tours, and hotel reservations. As Sas, as your host, I am sure  she will be able to attain the highest level of customer satisfaction and make sure your trip experience is amazing.
By Cassandra C on 22 Sep, 2022
This was my first trip with the Melanin Travel Tribe and it was awesome! The tours, the sights, the food...oh the food! I loved the fact that we had set activities during the day but were free to do what we'd like afterwards. The sisterhood was felt while on this trip. The only thing I wish was having more time to enjoy San Francisco! I'm very grateful for the experience and can't wait to travel again with this tribe!
By Couleen W on 14 Sep, 2022
I traveled to Barcelona and Morocco with melanin travel tribe and it was a great experience! The itinerary had a good combination of fun activities, tasty and beautiful dinner locations, and leisure time! Highly recommend.
By Gabriella R on 24 Aug, 2022
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