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

ELOUAN PINOT NOIR

A Pinot Noir with more depth and flavor than your typical Pinot, but with welcome warmth and length as we enter the cooler months. Wild berry fruit with a plush streak of vanilla, some coffee and tobacco highlights on the finish. Red wine from Oregon.
2

EVE’S CIDERY AUTUMN’S GOLD SPARKLING CIDER

Old world style cider, off-dry, bittersweet. Very complex, with notes of apple orchards, roses, honey, leather, wood smoke and damp earth. Thick, rich and finely textured finish. Sparkling cider from New York.
3

BREAD AND BUTTER CHARDONNAY

This Chardonnay opens with rich, creamy notes of vanilla bean, balanced by a soft minerality & a hint of tropical fruit and well-integrated oak. White wine from California.
4

GARZÓN TANNAT RESERVA

Tannat? What the heck is Tannat? Well, for textbook Uruguayan Tannat look no further. Notes of ripe dark fruits, with hints of purple flowers and a touch of oak and peppery spice on the finish. Red wine from Uruguay.
5

Domaine La Manarine CÔtes du RhÔne RosÉ

Sure, it’s getting colder, but let’s face it, many of us would gladly drink rosé in a blizzard. We chose to feature La Manarine rosé cause it has a little more heft than a typical Provence rosé. Mostly Grenache with some Syrah and Mourvèdre, this is a crisp, dry rosé with light notes of red fruits. Rosé wine from France.
6

HONORO VERA MONASTRELL

A big, rich, dry red. This Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) displays aromatic intensity, concentrated dark fruits, and is a very pleasant red, as well as a great value. Red wine from Spain.
7

Ceretto Arneis

The “Blangé” from Langhe has a light and refreshing opening with scents and flavors of honeysuckle, jasmine, pears, peaches and green apple. A fresh acidity on the finish lifts this rich white and provides a nice balance and crispness. White wine from Italy.
8

1000 STORIES ZINFANDEL

An exotically fruity bourbon barrel-aged Zin with a big, rich mouthfeel and almost-sweet tannins. Notes of black currant, cedar & black cherries, with the bourbon barrel adding subtle brown sugar notes & great concentration. Red wine from California.
9

YALUMBA VIOGNIER

We love this varietal. Viscous, phenolic, rich, the Y series deliver the generous mouthfeel good Viognier is known for. Notes of apricots, peaches, tangerines, lichees and honeysuckle make for a delicious, complex white. White wine from Australia.
10

Zeni Valpolicella Ripasso

Smoky red with currants, plums, and aromatic herbs, followed by notes of cherry and bramble fruit flavors. Balanced and harmonious with good length. Red wine from Italy.
11

DARTING RIESLING KABINETT

A lovely, clean, off-dry Riesling. Exotic fruits, green apple and pear notes, with a subtle spice and pleasing sweetness on the finish. White wine from Germany.
12

ChÂteau de la Chaize Brouilly

A fine Cru Beaujolais, this gamay is refreshing and fruity with notes of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Red wine from France.

Warm place, warm people, cool wine