Though most of our time right now is spent at the winery preparing for our inaugural fall harvest, we have had the privilege of meeting a few of our neighbors, and look forward to meeting many, many more. One of our most important goals here at Brooklyn Winery (in addition to helping you make great wine!) is to be a positive part of our local community. Based on the kindness and generosity of the neighbors we've met so far, it seems that we are in excellent company!
First we want to thank our closest neighbors: those that share this awesome block of North 8th Street between Driggs and Roebling, and call it home. Thank you for welcoming us and our new business, and for being patient with our scaffolding and concrete trucks during renovations. We are so excited to be here and look forward to welcoming you into our newly renovated space soon for a glass of wine.
Additionally, we want to make a special mention of some new friends in the local business community. First of all, thank you to Mast Brothers Chocolate. These guys live the good neighbor ethos. The Mast brothers, Michael and Rick, are New York City’s “only bean to bar chocolate maker". You can find them on North 3rd Street here in Williamsburg by following your nose towards the intoxicating smell of fine chocolate. We needed an oven at the winery, and it turns out that Mast Brothers Chocolate had an extra . . . so they gave it to us . . . for FREE. Incidentally, this oven had originally come from popular local restaurant Marlow & Sons, and made its way to Mast Brothers in much the same fashion. So this oven comes with a lot of love, and we are very thankful to have it.
Our last shout-out goes to Custom American Wine Bar. The Brooklyn Winery team headed over there a few nights ago for a glass of wine served up by co-owner Dan. We are not sure if there is another wine bar in the city that carries exclusively American wines, but Dan does, and he does it well. They don’t have a website, so go check them out at the corner of Driggs and Metropolitan. Ask Dan what he thinks, but we would go for a glass of the Fat Barrel Wine Co. Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley in Oregon (you won’t find it just anywhere). And if you are hungry, grab yourself a Chi-town Dog.