Even by New York City standards, it’s a pretty impressive feat: opening the world’s first commercially-viable urban rooftop vineyard in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Rooftop Reds gives urban dwellers the chance to sample some truly local terroir with the city views to match. Most grapes are sourced from the winery’s own vineyards on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes. Launched in 2016, the 14,000-square-foot rooftop is home to dozens of planters and a system developed in partnership with Cornell University and Finger Lakes industry veterans.
The wines include sparkling rosé, riesling ice wine, grüner veltliner, and pinot noir and are on offer by glass, on tap, by bottle, or carafe. Wood-fired oven pizzas provide the perfect pairing no matter what’s in your glass (the drinks menu also includes cider and beer).
Distance from NYC: Within the five boroughs