Photo by: Derek Edward Pfohl
The Red Hook Winery began in concept in July 2008 and began crushing grapes two months later. Owner Mark Snyder, a Brooklyn native, convinced two friends and Napa cult wine makers, Abe Schoener & Bob Foley to get on board. The goal, to work with a liked region and make it loved.With as many as 15 different New York vineyards, every grape is from New York and every drop of juice is made right here in Brooklyn.We are still a small, handcrafted operation making fewer than 2000 cases a vintage. We split each lot of grapes equally for each winemaker to experiment with. We continue to discover what New York state viticulture means in liquid form, letting the juice tell the story. Please visit us for more information in our waterfront winery and tasting room. Cheers to New York, its dedicated farmers, and you, the drinkers of fine wine…
New York state viticulture, its history and its future, is the focus of our work. Our winemakers–Robert Foley, Abe Schoener, and Christopher Nicolson–vinify unique expressions of the climate, geology, and agriculture that make New York unlike any other growing region in the world.
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