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Urban Farming Gets a Swanky Boost From Organic Wine-Maker, Bonterra Vineyards

Organic, California-based wine producer, Bonterra Vineyards, has announced a new cause marketing partnership with national non-profit, Growing Power, to support a national movement towards urban farming for the diverse communities of the United States. Bonterra is kicking off the campaign with a $20,000 donation to urban farming organizations across the U.S. and hopes to raise […]

New York City’s Urban Vineyard

New York City has its own urban winery with a vineyard. The Queens County Farm Museum Winery opened in May in the Floral Park neighborhood of Queens, New York. Wines and Vines reports that the Queens County Farm Museum is a working historical farm located on 47 acres. Its history dates back to 1697 and […]

Local Wines Made From Amateurs Grapes

Regular readers may recall City Winery, the winery-cum-wine bar in New York City that lets consumers crush, ferment, bottle and label their own bottles of wine. City Winery customers typically use grapes sourced by the company from vineyards around the world, but a UK contender focuses on making wine from grapes locally grown by consumers […]

Urban Winery & Wine Bar

When Springwise first covered San Francisco-based Crushpad back in 2005, the idea of a winery in an urban centre was surprising. Crushpad has since blossomed, and now a like-minded contender on the opposite end of the nation is picking up on the notion and combining it with a wine bar. Due to open this fall, […]

Crushpad wins Wine 2.0 business plan competition

Crushpad, the profitable San Francisco startup that lets consumers make and sell their own wines at urban wineries, has been named winner of the Wine 2.0 business plan competition, the latest online video pitch contest on As CEO Michael Brill explains in the company’s video pitch, Crushpad is “restructuring the wine industry around the […]

The Most Exclusive Vintage Is Your Own

It’s the secret dream of every oenophile: give up the desk job, move to a vineyard and spend the days crafting wines. Then reality sinks in–bills, obligations, bills–and the dream becomes a passing fancy. But it’s actually never been easier to make your own wine, often from the comfort of your nonvineyard home. Today’s garagistes […]

The Power of Perception

We probably didn’t need more proof that wine drinkers’ evaluation of wines is subjective and readily influenced by factors other than the actual characteristics of what comes out of the bottle. Now, though, we find that not only is the perception of the wine itself changed by what they think is the wine’s origin, but […]

Wine Commerce for Amateur Vintners

When we first covered Crushpad two years ago, this state-of-the-art urban winery was already making its mark by providing the grapes, equipment, barrels and know-how—all the essentials—to aspiring wine enthusiasts who wanted the experience of creating their own ultra-premium Cabernets, Merlot’s or other fine wines, but didn’t have the luxury of owning their own vineyards. […]