|Snyder surveys storm damage.|
Owner Mark Snyder said the winery, located in the middle of Pier 41 on the Brooklyn waterfront, was hit by the storm from both sides. Hundreds of barrels of wine were upended, many split open, and the wine ruined.
Overall, damage to the structure, equipment and stock was estimated to be $1.5 million, with three years' worth of work, including the 2012 harvest, demolished.
Snyder cites the quick turnaround being made possible by the efforts of many volunteers who showed up on a daily business to help rebuild.
"The city's been good. Federal as I said gets an 'F.' They haven't done much for the businesses in this area," Snyder said in an interview with NY-1, echoing the sentiments of many business people and home owners in the region.
Luckily, a number of bottles of wine had been stored off-premises, so Snyder had some stock to replenish the tasting room while new inventory is being created.
The Red Hook Winery was founded in 2008 by Snyder, a native of Brooklyn. As many as 15 different New York vineyards supply his grapes, and as many as 26 wines per vintage are made on premises by the small handcrafted operation.
The formal address is Pier 41, 325A, 175-204 Van Dyke Street. Phone: (347) 689-2432.
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