Special Programs
Wine Tasting: Bedell Winery
Wine Tasting
Sat, July 27th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Event Details

Join the New-York Historical Society and Caffè Storico for A Taste of New-York Wines. Throughout the summer we will be hosting a series of Saturday wine tastings featuring vineyards from all over New York State, highlighting their products with discussion of the wine-making process and the history of the vineyards. For more information, please e-mail. winetasting@nyhistory.org.

Vineyard History

Bedell Cellars is a 30-year-old sustainably farmed and family owned estate vineyard and winery making some of the most critically acclaimed wines from the North Fork of Long Island appellation. Cementing Bedell's reputation as the benchmark producer from the Long Island winegrowing region, The New York Times proclaimed, "Bedell has consolidated its status as a world-class estate," and Wine Business Monthly named Bedell to its list of the Top 10 Hottest Small Brands in the world. Bedell's flagship red blend, Musée, received 91 points from Wine Spectator in 2010 and 92 points from James Suckling (formerly of the Wine Spectator) in 2012. These are the highest scores this publication has ever awarded to a red wine from Eastern North America.

In January 2013 Bedell Cellars Merlot was served with the main course at the Inaugural Luncheon for President Barack Obama. This historic occasion marked the first time in history that New York wine was served at a Presidential Inauguration. Bedell's Winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich uses indigenous yeasts exclusively for all Bedell wines, he is the only winemaker in the North East to do so. Bedell is also a leader in sustainable winegrowing practices and is one of the first Long Island wineries to be certified sustainable by a third party program, Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing.


Caffè Storico at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, New York 10024.


Wine Tasting ticket: $22 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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