Top 15 New York City Wine Tasting Places
Love tasting wine? With hundreds of new establishments popping up all the time in New York City, finding the perfect place to sample some great wine can be a daunting task. Especially if you have particular favorite wines, it can be difficult to know where to find one that suits your taste preferences.
So, get your glasses ready and make sure your taste buds wake up: Secret NYC has prepared the top 15 places in the city where you can have a small tasting.
1 City Winery
City Winery combines New York City nightlife with a cosmopolitan high-end wine tasting atmosphere, making it one of the top wine tasting destinations in New York City. Situated along the Hudson River, this venue has an indoor concert venue, food menu, bar, and of course, wine tasting and guided tours.
From Sunday to Thursday (12:00-22:00) and Friday and Saturday (12:00-23:00) you can taste more than 30 world-class wines from vineyards across the country while enjoying stunning views of the Hudson River and the surrounding city. scenery. Grand Central Restaurant is open Monday to Friday (7 am to 10 pm), Saturday (11 am to 10 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 9 pm).
Where: Chelsea – 25 11th Ave (at 15th Street), Grand Central – 89 E 42nd Street
2 Gotham Winery
This black-owned winery is one of our favorite tasting spots due to its focus on sustainable wines. With a focus on fruit and ease of consumption, Gotham Winery is aimed at the modern wine lover who loves the taste and smell of fine wines.
If you’d like to try one of their organic wines (which makes them seem even more flavorful), we suggest you attend one of the upcoming events, such as the popular Yoga and Wine event, or even join the Gotham Winery Society, which includes self-training, access to first-class events and tastings.
Where: 115 E 23rd Street
3 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
In September, on separate weekends, visit the event, which includes not only tasting, but also a lot of useful knowledge about wine. At events held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, you’ll learn about the history of wine, how to pair it with certain foods, get wine appreciation tips and, you guessed it, wine tastings.
You will be able to awaken and calibrate your taste perception with fresh aromas, as well as learn about different wine regions, tasting techniques and much more.
Where: 338 West 36th Street
4. The Red Hook Winery
Mark Snyder, founder of The Red Hook Winery, created the establishment in 2008 as a place to showcase New York’s finest vineyards. Working directly with local growers, The Red Hook Winery harvests grapes from North Fork, Long Island and the Finger Lakes to provide a truly comprehensive introduction to New York wine.
Red Hook Winery is located on Pier 41 and produces all of its available varieties of wine in-house, trying to reflect the climate and geology of each unique New York wine region in every bottle. Tastings are constantly held here, which allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the East River and the Statue of Liberty.
Where: 175 Van Dyke Street, Pier 41, Suite 325A
5. Hound’s Tree
Renowned as “New York’s first and only manor winery and tasting room,” Hound’s Tree is a great wine tasting option in New York. Based in Williamsburg, Hound’s Tree Winery draws its wine from Long Island vineyards and stakes on creating a tasting environment unique to New York City.
The tasting room, with modern, elegant design and state-of-the-art wines, is the perfect choice to expand your taste buds with local creations. In addition, the company has a Hound’s Tree wine club, which you can join, including for a quarterly delivery of special varieties.
Where: 335 Bedford Ave
Amelie is one of our favorite NYC wine bars and is also a great place to find quality food. Their European-focused wines offer a more global view of wine than elsewhere, and their Happy Hour promotions make them stand out from the crowd. In terms of tastings, we recommend popping in here on Friday or Saturday before 6pm to sample their $13 wine tasting kits ($18 after HH).
Where: 22 West 8th Street
7. The Ten Bells
This is a cozy place where you can enjoy natural wines and great “happy hour” offers. The perfect place for casual weekend get-togethers, here you can taste all sorts of natural wines from a seemingly endless wine list.
If you’re looking for a wine tasting event, be sure to follow their Instagram where they announce events ranging from pop-up events to Meet the Winemaker talks.
Where: 247 Broome Street
8 Rooftop Reds
Since 2016, Rooftop Reds has been the world’s first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard. During the summer, Rooftop Reds is located at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where you can view the city’s bespoke planting system. Their collection features wines from both the Finger Lakes region and Brooklyn vineyards, so you’ll never guess what’s on the menu.
Where: 299 Sands St, Building 275
While Sauced in Williamsburg technically has a menu, it’s best to ask advice from one of the extremely knowledgeable staff at this winery. Their collection includes all types of European wines, including the hard-to-find orange wine. Weather permitting, the backyard is a great place for tasting. If the weather is cool, you can sit inside and chat with a bartender who knows a lot about wines.
Where: 331 Bedford Ave
10. Despaña Vinos y Mas
Specializing in Spanish wines Garnacha, Tempranillo, Mencia and many more, this wine shop offers tastings every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. Check out their events on their Instagram page.
Where: 410 Broome Street
The wine bar Corkbuzz Wine has two outlets, the main one being in Union Square. This wine bar and restaurant offers tasters all sorts of great deals, including blind tastings ($20 each day), happy hour Tuesday through Saturday (4pm to 6pm), and wine courses on a variety of topics.
Whatever day of the week you come here, you will surely be satisfied. And if you want even more, check out their virtual tasting courses.
Where: Union Square – 13 E 13th Street, Chelsea Market – 75 9th Ave
12. Jones Street Wine
This pretty liquor store is always stocked with affordable and proven wines that New Yorkers are sure to love. Located in the West Village, this store is the perfect place to go home. On Wednesday evenings, usually from 19:00 to 21:00, wine tastings are held here. As a rule, they are conducted and supervised by qualified Jones staff, so if you love wine, then you should definitely visit this place.
Where: 23 Jones Street
13. Astor Wines & Spirits
Astor Wines and Spirits offers some of the best free tastings and activities in all of New York. You’ll learn about everything from Hungarian wines to Naturale vermouth, sample samples and learn tips on all types of alcohol. Moreover, at the end of the class, you can get a 20% discount on any wine from a huge range. You can check out upcoming events here.
Where: 399 Lafayette Street
14. Orange Glow
This store is called “the world’s first and only orange wine store”. Both face-to-face and virtual tastings are held here. As for face-to-face tastings, Orange Glou operates on a reservation system, meaning an hour-long session costing $65 per person must include at least 10 people. You can check out all the tasting packages here or visit the store today.
Where: 264 Broome Street
15.Temperance Wine Bar
Last on our list, but no less important, is the Temperance Wine Bar, a great choice for any wine connoisseur. As for tastings, there are daily wine tasting sets, on Wednesdays from 16.00 to 18.00 “blind” tastings ($30 for 3 glasses), and even private tastings conducted by qualified staff (for large groups). Whatever you are looking for, you must stop by here and taste the wine.
Where: 40 Carmine Street
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