Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting: Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery
Sat, August 24th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Event Details

Join the New-York Historical Society and Caffè Storico for A Taste of New-York Wines. Throughout the summer we will be hosting a series of Saturday wine tastings featuring vineyards from all over New York State, highlighting their products with discussion of the wine-making process and the history of the vineyards. For more information, please e-mail. winetasting@nyhistory.org.

Vineyard History

In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery. A partnership of businessmen purchased the winery in 1987, including a prominent winemaker from Chile, Mr. Cesar Baeza. Baeza, internationally recognized as a master blender, wine educator and winery consultant, set about creating premium New York varietal wines and converting Brotherhood into a premier destination in NY State. Brotherhood offers an extensive variety of award winning wines, in particular a high quality Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, as well as sparkling wines. In fact in 2011, a Brotherhood wine was chosen for a dinner for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and past office holders such as Henry Kissinger.

Location

Caffè Storico at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, New York 10024.

Pricing

Wine Tasting ticket: $22 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

Creative: Tronvig Group