Our Story: The Grape to Glass Project  

An Urban Winemaking Experience

Created in New York City, the Village Winery Club is Manhattan’s first winemaking community with 3rd generation roots to urban pioneers of America. The VWC is a club focused on the education and experience of small production, hand-made wine using the highest quality grapes from vineyards around the world.

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 What is the #UrbanWineMovement?

The VWC takes you from Grape to the Glass with a hands-on urban winemaking experience. Tasting events organized during your membership allow you to taste the wine out of the barrel during each phase of its life while teaching you the steps in the process.

Seasonal vintages correspond to the harvest seasons from in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere grape growing regions and typically start in late Spring and early Fall. Memberships are annual with the aging process between takes 10-18 months for most wines to complete. Winemaking events  are scheduled through the year and steps overlap between vintages, so there’s always an upcoming event to be part of.

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Choose from our unique membership options that include events, education, and wine!


Choose your Vintage

Select available club member packages

Fall Vintage 2016 
*to be bottled and released in Fall 2017
Spring Vintage 2016 (futures)
*to be bottled and released in fall 2017 sold-out

 

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The Urban Winemaking Process 

The VWC operates solely with participation of it’s members and continuously aims to ensure the highest quality wine is produced using the best available fruit.
Four winemaking events organized throughout the process will teach you how fun it can be while enjoying a taste as it ages to maturity, all with a diverse group of members interested in sharing in the experience.
* Event Occurs for this wine making step

The Crush *

The first step in the winemaking process where we machine crush and de-stem the grapes creating the must.

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The Crush *

The first step in the winemaking process where we machine crush and de-stem the grapes creating the must.

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Primary Fermentation

Yeast is added to the must and consumes sugar producing alcohol.


Primary Fermentation

Yeast is added to the must and consumes sugar producing alcohol.

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The Press *

The hand-crank press separates the young wine from the skins and seeds.

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The Press *

The hand-crank press separates the young wine from the skins and seeds.

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Secondary Fermentation

An optional step that changes acid balance to produce a softer bodied wine.


Secondary Fermentation

An optional step that changes acid balance to produce a softer bodied wine.

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Racking and Filtering *

The wine is pumped or filtered out and the sediment that remains on the bottom is cleaned from the barrel.

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Racking and Filtering *

The wine is pumped or filtered out and the sediment that remains on the bottom is cleaned from the barrel.

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Bottling *

The easiest event to explain


Bottling *

The easiest event to explain

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