Wine lovers and growers alike…hydroponic growing technology has made its way into the Wine Industry!
Rooftop Reds introduced the world’s first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard in New York City!
Going well beyond merely bringing viticulture to the urban agriculture industry, Rooftop Reds is spearheading the New York State innovative wine market… and paving the way for a new generation of viticulture enthusiasts!
Now THIS is agritainment NEWS!
Rooftop Reds is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard – not where a wine lover might expect a terroir that is suitable for viticulture. However, with the help of Finger Lakes industry leaders and Cornell University, this first-of-its-kind urban vineyard commissioned 42 state-of-the-art planters to fill a 14,800 square-foot rooftop.
With these in place, production of a sustainable and completely Brooklyn vintage will be possible
Wine Production: Tasting Wine Produced by the Rooftop
With its first harvest in October 2017, the winery now produces six wines made from grapes sourced from New York State’s Finger Lakes region. These bottles, along with a carefully-curated selection of wine from other Finger Lakes producers such as Sheldrake Point, Hermann J. Wiemer, and Chateau Lafayette, will be available to customers who visit the rooftop this season. It’s a rare opportunity to sample unique, lesser-known wines from the Finger Lakes, an under-appreciated wine region area still largely unknown even amongst New Yorkers.
More Than Just Wine Tasting!
And look for Rooftop Redsto host a series of events in New York’s most unique wine venue.
These include: rooftop vineyard happy hours, pop-up dining experiences, wine, cheese and chocolate tastings, pizza-wine-movie nights, summer BBQ’s and educational viticulture tours, among many others!