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 will teach you the steps of crafting wine and the time it  takes to age.
Memberships correspond to the harvest seasons from vineyards around the world. The aging process takes 10-18 months to complete and custom labeling options exist for all members.

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Select a Package

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


Choose your Vintage

Select available winemaking varietals

Fall Vintage 2015 (futures)
*to be bottled and released in fall 2016 sold-out
Spring Vintage 2016 (futures)
*to be bottled and released in spring 2017

 

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The Urban Winemaking Process 

The VWC operates with participation of it’s members and aims to ensure the highest quality wine is produced using the highest quality grapes.
Four events organized throughout the process will teach the steps of making wine and let you enjoy it as it ages to maturity with a community of members all interested in sharing in the experience.
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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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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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