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In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery.

The Jaques family made wine at the Washingtonville facility for almost 60 years, selling much of it to Jesse and Edward Emerson, two New York City wine merchants. The Emersons, Finger Lakes vinters themselves, understood the high quality of Mr. Jaques’ wine and used it to improve a blend of wine from an organization called The Brotherhood of New Life - an experiment in utopian communal living in the Hudson Valley. When the Emerson family took control of the Washingtonville winery, they renamed it Brotherhood, a name that it still proudly bears today.

The Emerson family operated Brotherhood until Prohibition. In 1921, Louis Farrell purchased the winery and its large stock of sacramental wine. He sold wine for religious ceremonies throughout Prohibition, which was finally repealed in 1933. It has been noted that the clergy population in the area grew substantially during this period.

A partnership of businessmen purchased the winery in 1987, including a prominent winemaker from Chile, Mr. Cesar Baeza. Baeza, internationally recognized as a master blender, wine educator and winery consultant, set about creating premium New York varietal wines and converting Brotherhood into a premier destination in NY State.

After a disastrous fire in 1999, Brotherhood’s fortunes suffered until 2005, when Mr. Baeza formed a new partnership with two winemaking families from Chile. The Castro and Chadwick families have deep roots in the famous winegrowing areas of the Maule Valley, near San Clemente, where they farm hundreds of acres of Vinifera grapes, along with other fruit.

The new Board of Directors has embarked on a massive restoration and renovation program at Brotherhood that includes equipment upgrades, vineyard acquisitions, the planting of new vines and a facility remodeling, highlighting the partners’ commitment to improving quality.


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  • Brotherhood Blanc de Blanc  Front Bottle Shot
    Brotherhood Blanc de Blanc
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Finger Lakes, New York, Other U.S.
      3.9 6 Ratings
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    • Brotherhood New York Burgundy Front Label
      Brotherhood New York Burgundy
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      • Brotherhood New York Chablis
        Other White Blends from New York, Other U.S.
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        • Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
          Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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          • Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2019  Front Label
            Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2019
            Riesling from New York, Other U.S.
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            • Brotherhood Riesling 2019  Front Label
              Brotherhood Riesling 2019
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              • Brotherhood May Wine
                Other White Blends from New York, Other U.S.
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                • Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
                  Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2016
                  Pinot Noir from New York, Other U.S.
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                  • Brotherhood Riesling 2018  Front Label
                    Brotherhood Riesling 2018
                    Riesling from New York, Other U.S.
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                    • Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2017 Front Label
                      Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2017
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                      • Brotherhood Riesling 2017 Front Label
                        Brotherhood Riesling 2017
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                        • Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2018  Front Label
                          Brotherhood Dry Riesling 2018
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                          • Brotherhood White Zinfandel
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                            • Brotherhood May Wine (1.5L)
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                              • Brotherhood Sheba Te'j Honey Wine Front Label
                                Brotherhood Sheba Te'j Honey Wine
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                                • Brotherhood Charval
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                                  • Brotherhood Mariage
                                    Other Red Blends from New York, Other U.S.
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                                    • Brotherhood Merlot
                                      Merlot from New York, Other U.S.
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                                      • Brotherhood Pinot Noir
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                                        • Brotherhood Johannisberg Riesling
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                                          • Brotherhood Chardonnay
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                                            • Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
                                              Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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                                              • Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
                                                Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2017
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                                                • Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon  Front Label
                                                  Brotherhood Cabernet Sauvignon
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                                                  • Brotherhood Icon Riesling 2016  Front Label
                                                    Brotherhood Icon Riesling 2016
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