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The New York Wine & Grape Foundation Announces New York Wines at The Museum of Modern Art, Terrace Café
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Majority of Café’s New Wine Menu will be from New York Wineries Including Members of the Foundation’s New York Drinks New York Program
NEW YORK - October 28, 2019 - The New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) today announced that six wines made in New York State are now available by the glass in sizable number and will be for the foreseeable future, at The Museum of Modern Art at The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café, a Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) restaurant. The NYWGF were involved in helping connect this first listing of homegrown wines with the prestigious New York institution. New Yorkers and travelers alike can now get a taste of the Empire State’s wine scene at Terrace Café as the restaurant began serving this selection of New York wines on October 21, 2019.
MoMA welcomes more than three million visitors a year, those (21+) will now be able sip distinctive wines from both the Finger Lakes and Long Island regions. The following six New York state wines are now available by the glass at Terrace Café:
Lakewood Vineyards, “Bubbly Candeo”, Finger Lakes, 2018, $14
Bridge Lane by Lieb Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork, 2018, $12
Macari Vineyards Chardonnay, North Fork, 2016, $14
Silver Thread Vineyard, “Good Earth White”, Finger Lakes, 2017, $12
Keuka Spring Vineyards, Saperavi, Finger Lakes, 2018, $12
Paumanok Vineyards, Festival Red, North Fork, 2017, $14
This exciting bespoke project with one of the country’s best-known museums was put into action by Courtney Wieland, Wine Director of The Modern, USHG’s two-Michelin starred restaurant also located within the museum.
“When we had the opportunity to revisit the wine selections in the café’s, it only felt natural to offer something local to New York,” said Wieland. “I also am personally and professionally interested in what is happening in New York's wine and grape growing scene right now. With many people visiting the museum every day from around the globe, we're excited to offer visitors the opportunity to have a taste of what is happening within New York's exciting wine regions.”
The Foundation’s NY Drinks NY initiative seeks to recruit the NYC wine trade to travel to the various wine grape growing regions throughout the state. Both Wieland and another sommelier from her team were able to participate on such trips this year to Long Island and the Finger Lakes.
“It’s been fantastic in my position to work with USHG restaurants who have long been champions of New York wines, says New York Wine & Grape Foundation Brand Ambassador, Paul Brady. “Courtney and her team definitely put in the hard work and creative energy it takes to choose truly exceptional wine and we’re thrilled New York’s wines are being represented so well.”
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation was founded in 1985 by State Statute to support industry growth through investments in promotion, research, and capacity building. Today, the Foundation’s public-private partnership drives the industry’s growth and helps support the state’s wine and grape industry, a major state economic engine that generates more than $5.5 billion in direct economic impact. The NY Drinks NY program is generously funded by a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.
To learn more about the New York Wine & Grape Foundation visit www.newyorkwines.org and follow along on Instagram and Facebook. To check out MoMA’s restaurants and taste the new selection, check out www.moma.org/visit/eating.
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About the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF)
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation promotes the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from the state's diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. Learn more at www.newyorkwines.org and @newyorkwines.
About The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café
Located on the 6th Floor of the new MoMA, Terrace Café is a full-service café open during Museum hours, offering seasonal American small plates and shareable snacks, as well as curated cocktails, wine, and beer. The café offers a mix of tables and casual counter seating, as well as seasonal outdoor seating on the terrace. Terrace Café features a site-specific commission by artist Kerstin Brätsch. MoMA members receive a 10% discount.