Special Programs
Wine Tasting: Cereghino Smith
Wine Tasting
Sat, August 31st, 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

Cereghino Smith is a small winery, handcrafting wine with an Old World approach. Their vision and mission is to create artisanal wines and bi-coastal blends using grapes sourced from small growers in New York and California. New York Cabernet Franc brings a natural acidity to their wines and California vinifera brings a lushness. Because of the symbiotic nature of West Coast and New York fruit, they are able to make wines more naturally. Their grapes are all hand sorted and vinified in New York’s Hudson Valley where Paula Cereghino and Fred Smith (bassist from the influential rock band Television) produce bold, full bodied wines that are filtered only by time and gravity. They are inspired by renegade winemakers from the Super Tuscan producers of Italy to the Rhone Rangers of the West Coast, including Joseph Cereghino, Paula’s grandfather. For more information about Cereghino Smith Wines, check out their article in Hudson Valley Wine magazine.


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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