Author: Stephanie Mataya

Where Are Our Vineyards?

  As an urban winery, the biggest question that we get is an often incredulous, “where do your grapes come from?!” After calmly explaining that no, we don’t have massive secret rooftop vineyards, we discuss how the beauty of being an urban winery is that we have the freedom to select the best grape varieties … Continued

Wedding Menu Selection Best Practices

    Table linens, glassware, minute-by-minute timelines…we admit that some wedding planning details can get tedious. The one detail that always provides a (tasty) respite is the menu selection! While you should choose food items that you find delicious, there are some best practices when it comes to crafting a winning menu. We picked our wedding … Continued

Debunking Wine Myths: Getting the Facts Straight

    When it comes to wine, there are a lot of lofty claims out there, and facts are often thrown around. Conflicting information can make understanding the nuances of wine rather difficult, especially when you have to slog through wine propaganda! When you know the facts, wine is certainly complex, but much more accessible. … Continued

What Not to Forget: Wedding Reminders!

    You probably won’t forget any of the big things on the days leading up to your wedding, so the little things can make a huge difference in making you feel in control for one of the biggest occasions of your life. There’s a lot you can do to ensure that every single detail is as flawless … Continued

Wedding Social Media: Using Instagram & Snapchat

  Humans love to share, and social media is the perfect avenue for your family and friends to engage in your wedding, both leading up to the big day, in the moment, and years after. Social media is part of all of our lives, so it’s only natural to want to find fun ways to … Continued

Booking Wedding Vendors: A Month by Month Guide

We are taking the stress out of wedding planning by giving you a step-by-step guide to booking your vendors—a month by month guide in collaboration with WeddingWire—along with many tips from our team of wedding experts to ensure that planning your wedding is smooth and easy. Trust us, we know that wedding planning is an enormous … Continued

A Guide to Wine Tasting: Sight, Smell & Taste

Wine tasting is a fascinating pastime that engages all the senses. Don’t let it be intimidating or overly complicated. We’re removing the stigma surrounding wine, showing you that it can be a fun endeavor, whether you’re an expert or a beginner! We’ll walk you through some basic steps and vocabulary of wine tasting to get you started. … Continued

How We Make Rosé

  Everyone’s favorite time of year is here again—rosé season! With the warming weather comes the burning desire to have a glass of rosé in hand, and who can blame you? The pink drink is everyone’s favorite reminder that spring is here and warmer days are just around the corner, but how is this delicious … Continued

Stress-Free Wedding Planning: The Brooklyn Winery Guide

  Wedding planning requires, in our modest estimate, making about one million decisions in the months leading up to the big day. Ranging from tiny details like the color of ink on your invitations’ return address, to big decisions like venue, to the menu selection, seating chart, music, honeymoon, shoes—the list quickly piles up. A … Continued

Winemaking Dictionary

  Explore the nuanced world of wine with our Winemaking Dictionary, designed to explain some of the finer points of the process that turns grapes into wine. Learn the ABC’s of winemaking as described by our team of experts.