984 First Avenue   New York, NY 10022   212-754-4483

Welcome to First Avenue Vintner.

We’re a neighborhood wine shop with a friendly vibe and real wine and sake expertise. Come in and try our wines, sakes and boutique whiskies! We’ve got you covered on the big names, too.

Get our Mixed Case Special—all of our 12 favorite wines—10% off!

We’re always on the lookout for hidden gems and great values. Here’s a few of our favorites this summer.

Top 12
1

PARIS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

A big, fruity and ripe Cab with fresh and juicy notes of cherry, strawberry and black plum with firm tannins providing structure to this medium-bodied red, a perennial favorite of ours. Red wine from California.
2

EVE’S CIDERY AUTUMN’S GOLD

A lovely, off dry, bittersweet cider. Aromas of apple orchards, whiffs of roses, honey, bacon and leather. A rich mid-palate, and a crisp, dry and mildly smoky finish. Sparkling cider from New York.
3

MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES RIOJA RESERVA

A highly regarded Rioja, placing #19 on Wine Spectator’s wines of the year. A dark red Tempranillo, with aromas and flavors of forest fruits, particularly wild berries, with some oak and vanilla, and dried floral notes. Red wine from Spain.
4

DARTING RIESLING KABINETT

A classic Kabinett Riesling, crisp and dry, with a subtle hint of sweetness and exotic fruit flavors and bouquet. White wine from Germany.
5

Mendoza Vineyards Malbec Gran Reserva

Displays an outstanding bouquet of violets, potpourri, plums, blueberries, black peppercorn, tobacco and cedar. Fleshy, weighty and round with a great acidity, an elegant velvety texture and a very long finish. Red wine from Argentina.
6

LA MOZZA I PERAZZI MORELLINO DI SCANSANO

A fine Sangiovese from the Maremma region of coastal Tuscany. Displays a flavor profile of tart red cherry, strawberry, oak and spice, with an earthy quality balancing out the fruit. Really opens up upon a few minutes of aeration. Red wine from Italy.
7

Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blancs

That’s a lot of blancs, but to the contrary, this sparkler displays distinct characteristics. White flowers on the nose, clean minerality, fresh fruits, & some nutty flavors. Small, nicely integrated bubbles and a slightly creamy texture on the finish. Sparkling wine from Spain.
8

NIEPOORT TWISTED

A nice red blend from Douro, shows dark cherries, purple flowers and a spicy, balsamic rustic profile. Robust mouthfeel and tasty, but uncomplicated, flavors make Twisted a superb choice to pair with different cuisines or to just drink by the glass. Red wine from Portugal.
9

GROONER GRÜNER VELTLINER

Crisp and refreshing with notes of citrus, green apple, stone fruits making for a beautifully balanced white that pairs well with almost any dish and also great for parties due to Grooner’s extraordinary value. White wine from Austria.
10

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier

A crisp & tangy light-bodied white blend, with green apple aromas & flavors, some lime and other citrus notes and lively acidity. Great as an aperitif. White wine from California.
11

RENWOOD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL

A delicious Zin from some gnarly old vines, Renwood is medium-bodied & well-balanced with notes of oak, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon and ripe blackberries. Firm tannins hold it all together and keep the mild sweetness in check. Red wine from California.
12

LA CANA ALBARIÑO

Clean apple, peach and pear aromas and flavors, refined and elegant mouthfeel, complimented by just a touch of oak. Easy-drinking Albariño that pairs well with a variety of foods. White wine from Spain.

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