BROOKLYN, NY — The initial winemaking season at the fledgling Brooklyn Winery is in progress, with its first press of Chardonnay grapes just completed. Grapes grown in both New York State and California are being used by customers working on the complete process of creating, bottling and labeling their own wines.
In addition, the facility’s wine bar is scheduled to open later this month. It was built using reclaimed materials from the metropolitan region. Both wines and craft brews will be sold there.
Brooklyn Winery is located at 213 North 8th Street in the borough’s Williamsburg section. It’s an 8,000 square foot facility offering space and equipment for “anyone from wine novices to vinophiles” to have the “opportunity to learn about, taste, and appreciate wine in a laid-back, approachable environment.” Resident Winemaker Conor McCormack oversees each interactive grape-to-glass winemaking session. They include crushing, pressing, racking and bottling the finished wine, along with periodic tastings as the wine ages.
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