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 fall.

Top 12

Parker Station Pinot Noir

Aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, red plum, earth and light vanilla on the nose. This Pinot Noir has a lively acidity and combines flavors of cherry, strawberry, red currant, tea leaf & vanilla on the palate. Great with turkey, ham or just an easy-sipper by the glass. Red wine from California

Eve’s Cidery Autumn’s Gold

Subtle floral & honey aromas leading to a flavor profile of apple blossoms, dried apples and citrus. Very crisp & dry finish to this sparkler, a great ambassador of NY’s wonderful upstate cideries. Sparkling cider from New York.

Qupe Marsanne

Complex, flavorful white featuring pears, apples and brioche on the nose with lemon peel, pear and banana on the palate, a touch of oak, and a delightfully viscous mouth feel. Red wine from California.

BV Tapestry Red Blend

A classic Napa blend, base of Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, which provide a great structure and dark fruits of cassis and blackberry. The Merlot contributes to the plush texture and hint of cherry. Petite Verdot & Malbec add length, depth and some nice plum & floral notes. Red wine from California.

Langlois Sancerre

A quintessential Sancerre with textbook Sauvignon Blanc notes of gooseberry and tart citrus. This crisp, refreshing,well-structured white lends itself as the perfect pairing with seafood and salads. White wine from France.

1000 Stories Zinfandel

The wine has a deep, rich purple color. An intense raspberry fruit is on the nose, with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins, big black and red fruits, followed by an array of spices. The wine finishes with a touch of warmth that lingers on and on. Red wine from California.

Ravines Riesling

Aromatic white flowers on the nose followed by a taut, dry mouthfeel, with lime, kiwifruit and pippin apple flavors, backed by a slate note that gives the finish good length and accentuates the lip smacking flavors. White wine from New York.

Gouleyant Malbec

A rustic, earthy red. Brilliant inky color, dark berry fruit of blackberry and raspberry. Great example of Malbecs from Cahors, drier and more food-friendly than their counterparts from Argentina. Red wine from France.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier

Always one of our favorite whites, particularly this time of year, as the air is cooling and the meals tend to be more savory. Crisp and honeyed citrus fruit from the Chenin grapes and the Viognier adds a peachy element, floral notes & rich depth. White wine from California.

Santa christina Toscana Red

Of course we’re all always looking for a bargain, especially the last couple months of the year. That’s why we’re suggesting this solid Italian workhorse. Great with pizza, pasta, grilled meats, most cheese plates et al., this Sangiovese displays berry fruit, violets and a hint of tobacco. Red wine from Italy.

Two Ponds Cabernet Sauvignon

Delicious Cabernet, featuring currants, black cherries and toasted oak and mild spice. It’s getting harder to find really good Cab under $20, but Columbia Valley yields some excellent reds. Two Ponds is one of the better buys we’ve found in a Cab in a while. Red wine from Washington State.

Pasqua Prosecco

Solid bubbly from Treviso, always a reliable region for good prosecco. No surprises, refreshing green apple & crisp lemon peel, great choice for a crowd-pleasing sparkler and, of course, in your mimosas and bellinis. Sparkling white wine from Italy.

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