Wine grown out of Mattituck will soon be served at the top of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.
Shinn Estate Vineyard has partnered with Legends, the hospitality company that runs the observatory atop One World Trade Center, to make “One” wines which will be served at the sit-down restaurant located in the observatory and other locations throughout the building.
“It’s so great for the region of the North Fork of Long Island,” said Barbara Shinn, who co-owns the winery with her husband David Page.
“We’re proud to be a part of something that is going to have great meaning for everyone that goes there,” added Page.
Three hundred cases of both a red and white blend were bottled for a total of 600 cases in the wine’s inaugural year. Page said the varietal makeup, which is not listed on the bottle, “are typical North Fork grape varieties.”
He said he hopes to continue the partnership in years to come.
Located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the 1,250-foot-tall building (1,776 with its antenna), the observatory will be officially opened to the public on Friday, May 29. The interactive exhibits showcase panoramic views of New York City and a less-than-60-second elevator ascent featuring a time-lapse video of the city skyline’s growth.
The view seen from the top of the building is displayed on the labels.
“It’s a commemorative bottle,” Page said. “It’s all about the label.”
He added the wine will have its own display in the tasting room and will be available there for sale sometime in June. It will also be available on Shinn’s website.
For those who wonder how the blends taste, the white features “vibrant citrus notes with a zing of acidity” and “fresh flavors of green apple and grapefruit … hints of thyme and ginger,” according to its label. The red has “bright fruit and acidity” with “aromas and flavors of red cherries, licorice and spice.”