Hampton Daze

My Perfect Day: Sagaponack/Wainscott

Yoga, the best chocolate chip cookie, and wine is a winning combo

I would start my perfect day in Sagaponack/Wainscott with a stop a Wölffer Estate Vineyard. But not for the wine, that comes later. I would start with Yoga in the Vines at Wölffer, which is such a wonderful way to take a yoga class, outdoors and surrounded by the vineyard. Wölffer happens to be one of the most picturesque venues on the East End, so whether you’re enjoying some rosé or practicing your namaste, you’re in for a real treat.

Speaking of treats, after class it would be off to the Levain Bakery, where I would completely reverse the yoga class with a cookie, but not just any cookie. The signature Levain cookie may be the world’s greatest chocolate chip. It’s oversized, has a crisp outside, and a gooey center, filled with chocolate chips and walnuts. Every bite is a little piece of joy.

Later I would take my beach cruiser and ride around the scenic neighborhood. I’d head to Beach Lane in Wainscott, where I would take a long walk on the beach.

For lunch, I would stop by Loaves & Fishes for specialty gourmet food items. This wonderful shop offers fresh and delicious food, prepared daily. The menu changes weekly but you can never go wrong with the lobster salad.

After lunch, it’s off to the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop. This shop, which benefits the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, is so special and has many amazing finds — both clothing and home goods. I could spend hours searching.

Now it’s time to return to Wölffer, because it’s an appropriate time of day for a glass of wine. I would grab a cheese plate and a group of friends and enjoy the scene and some live music. During the summer months, enjoy Twilight Thursdays in the tasting room as well as Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the Wölffer Wine Stand — all evenings come complete with live music. When the colder weather rolls in, enjoy Candlelight Fridays in the tasting room.