Brotherhood Winery

In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York's bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery. This is the oldest winery in the United States.

The Jaques family made wine at the Washingtonville facility for almost 60 years, selling much of it to Jesse and Edward Emerson, two New York City wine merchants. The Emersons, Finger Lakes vinters themselves, understood the high quality of Mr. Jaques' wine and used it to improve a blend of wine from an organization called The Brotherhood of New Life - an experiment in utopian communal living in the Hudson Valley. When the Emerson family took control of the Washingtonville winery, they renamed it Brotherhood, a name that it still proudly bears today.

The Emerson family operated Brotherhood until Prohibition. In 1921, Louis Farrell purchased the winery and its large stock of sacramental wine. He sold wine for religious ceremonies throughout Prohibition, which was finally repealed in 1933. It has been noted that the clergy population in the area grew substantially during this period.

Louis and his wife were the first to grasp the value of Brotherhood's location, as the nearest winery to New York City. They began conducting tours of the winery, highlighting the now-enlarged underground cellars, the history of the facility and its picturesque site. In fact, the Farrell family initiated the very concept of wine tourism, hosting parties and events at the winery that drew hundreds of thousands of fans annually, and introduced the Brotherhood brand to generations of American drinkers.

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Brotherhood Winery 'Dry' Riesling 2015
" Crisp, dry and racy, with grapefruit and pear scents, this Riesling shows the ripe fruit flavors and slightly mineral qualities of its fine European relatives. Dry enough to complement any seafood or a mild, nutty cheese, this is Riesling to match with dinner." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 22746
Bottle:$10.45
Case: $125.40
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Brotherhood Winery May Wine
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" May Wine, made by combining fresh flowers of woodruff, strawberries and young wine, has been used to celebrate the coming spring in Germany for centuries. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 21815
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Brotherhood Winery 'Homestyle' Sangria NV 1.0L
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" Fresh fruit taste with orange and lemon natural flavors. Light body, very easy to drink! Sangria is a wine punch made with fruit, wine, and often other spirits. With the variety of sangria recipes available, the alcohol content can also vary considerably. Typically, sangria consists of red wine,
Item Number: 21794
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Brotherhood 'Carpe Diem' Moscato Spumante NV
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"Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) invites you to do just that. Made from Italy's Moscato grape, Carpe Diem is handcrafted to retain the natural fruit and sweeter flavors found in this noble grape. A slightly sweeter sparkling wine, this is made in the style of the finest Asti Spumante. " ~Sistillery notes
Item Number: 8788
Bottle:$10.45
Case: $125.40
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Brotherhood Winery Pinot Noir
"This “Burgundian” style, light brick-red, dry wine is surprisingly complex. Barrel-aged for at least 6 months, it has a berry nose and a hint of vanilla-oak. It is well-balanced, soft in texture, and an excellent accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 8600
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Brotherhood Winery Carroll's Honey Mead
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"A special celebratory Mead of old served at weddings and homecoming feasts, given to honor the knight upon his triumphant return. The Mead is sweet in style. According to legend, Sweet Mead was served to eliminate the bitter taste of battle." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 7858
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Brotherhood Winery Riesling NV
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"Brotherhood's best selling wine, this beautiful Riesling has delicate floral and lime aromas and full, ripe flavors, off-dry and very fruity. Perfectly balanced, with a long clean finish that suggests enjoying it with salads, crab, or scallops, any mild cheese, or by itself, any time. " ~Winery
Item Number: 7398
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Brotherhood Winery Riesling 1.5L
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"Brotherhood's best selling wine, this beautiful Riesling has delicate floral and lime aromas and full, ripe flavors, off-dry and very fruity. Perfectly balanced, with a long clean finish that suggests enjoying it with salads, crab, or scallops, any mild cheese, or by itself, any time. " ~Winery
Item Number: 6662
Bottle:$13.45
Case: $80.70
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Brotherhood Winery Ruby Port
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"Sweet, rich full-bodied ruby-red dessert wine with a velvety smooth and fruity taste. Brotherhood is known for its award-winning Port." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 4730
Bottle:$9.45
Case: $113.40
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Brotherhood Winery Holiday Spiced Wine
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"Sweet, red wine with a saucy, sweet, tart, spicy taste. Just heat, then wait for the pungent and tantalizing aroma that will make any day a holiday." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 543
Bottle:$6.95
Case: $83.40
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Brotherhood Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
"Aged in limousin oak barrels for over 2 years. Complex, full-bodied, excellent for aging."