From Grain to Grapes:
A Whiskey and Wine Tour
Join Kings County Distillery and Rooftop Reds for an afternoon tour of these two groundbreaking New York City facilities.
Kings County Distillery, one of the most acclaimed craft spirits producers in the nation, carries on the often overlooked tradition of New York City whiskey distilling in it's stunning location inside the historic paymaster building of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Building 121).
Fifty yards behind the distillery in the Navy Yard (Building 275) is Rooftop Reds, an urban vineyard located on a 15,000 square-foot rooftop. Tour participants will enjoy a vineyard tour and custom tasting room experience with the owners of Rooftop Reds. Rooftop Reds grows the five traditional Bordeaux red varietal grapevines on the rooftop and if you are lucky, we might even enjoy a fresh grape straight from the vine! Much like Kings County Distillery’s focus on New York made whiskey, it is Rooftop Reds aim to produce New York City’s first commercial wine from the first ever urban rooftop vineyard system.
This collaborative tour lasts two hours, and takes visitors through the history and production process of each company. The tour concludes with a tasting of four whiskies at the distillery and four wines in the vineyard. This back-to-back tasting experience is the perfect way to understand the excitement surrounding Brooklyn’s ever expanding craft beverage industry. Soak in the history of the Navy Yard and enjoying the magnificent skyline views from the rooftop, while getting your drink on….is there anything better?!
You can get your tickets through the Kings County Distillery Events page below.