Created in partnership with our friends at Brooklyn Winery.
Just one subway stop outside the city, Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery offers the perfect urban haven for all types of company shindigs. Taste your way through their wine selections and paired foods, or host a holiday soirée at the gorgeous industrial meets rustic space. With a long list of creative entertaining ideas for corporate events, Brooklyn Winery is an easy go-to for planning an event that’s outside the everyday norm.
Set in a historic Brooklyn factory space the winery has an industrial vibe that’s warm with sunlight and greenery, wooden walls and wallpapered nooks. It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit modern and a good bit educational, showcasing the winemaking process, including fermentation tanks and barrel aging. The space can host up to 300 guests for a large event, but various event spaces like the parlor, wine bar and atrium, mean smaller parties can feel cozy too. Plus, you never have to worry about a rain plan since everything is indoors.
Good Times with Your Team
For those looking to add some team building activities to the mix, Brooklyn Winery offers plenty of creative ideas. Check out their Blending Session where guests group up to create their own blend of wine and learn a bit about them too. Of course the winning team goes home with a bottle of Brooklyn Winery wine! Blind pairings are another socially interactive activity that allows guests to put their wine tasting skills to the test. Their wine experts will lead you on a crash course of wine identification and polish it off with a game of “True Wine Detective.” And for those planning a company anniversary or product birthday, the “Better with Age: Wine and Cheese Walkabout” could be the perfect addition to your event. Any of these activities can be paired with an afternoon luncheon, cocktail party, stationed dinner, or seated dinner.
A Delicious Experience
With wines made in-house and a market-driven menu by Michael Gordon, Brooklyn Winery is all about the interaction of food and wine. Private events at this spot might also include wine and cheese pairings, generous lunch feasts with various salads (like frisee and Asian pear salad or roasted tri-color carrots) paired with house made sandwiches (like blackened catfish or marinated chicken), dinner parties with charcuterie spreads and passed hors d'oeuvres or a seated family style dinner.
Brooklyn Goes To DC
With their location in the vibrant community of Williamsburg seeing such fanfare, Brooklyn Winery has set its sights on a new venue. Slated to open in late August, District Winery will be located in Washington DC’s lively The Yards neighborhood. Much like its Brooklyn sister location, District Winery, a fully operational urban winery, will also house a tasting bar, a full service onsite restaurant and private event space overlooking the Anacostia River.
Bottoms up, y’all.