NEW YORK STATE
CRAFTED WINE &
The Gilded Grape was founded in 2016 on a small strip on Church Avenue between East 7th & East 8th Streets in Kensington, Brooklyn.
Our focus is on New York State wines and spirits and we’re proud to showcase some of the wonderful new energy happening hyper-locally in Brooklyn, as well as offering some of the highest quality wines the state of New York has to offer, from Long Island to the Finger Lakes.
We also aim to provide the highest quality, reasonably priced wines and spirits from all over the world as well. Please join us at various events, whether it’s our weekly tastings, or some of our special events that bring our neighbors together. See our Events Calendar below to keep up to date with the fun!
Vanessa is a born and raised Brooklyn girl with a Masters Degree in English literature. She spent 17 years in finance and decided to pursue her Sommelier Certifications. Vanessa is currently studying for her Level 3 WSET exam and is set to to study Viticulture at UC Davis. She plans on moving to Washington state to take her wine career to the next level.
Brian Edward McManus is the Store Manager & Spirits Buyer for The Gilded Grape Wine & Spirits. He has been in the industry for nearly seven years. Outside of the industry, he's co-captain for a podcast team call The InnerCityGeeks which can be found on Spotify, SoundCloud & Stitcher Radio. Brian is a husband and father to an incredible wife and really awesome baby girls that were born on April 20th 2020.