Our mission at Village Vines is to unite small-scale urban agriculture with community service. We’re achieving this by building a citywide network of backyard growers to create a uniquely hyper-local wine.
Interested in growing your own grape vine? Individuals and businesses based in New York City can receive and tend to their own grape vine though our Adopt-a-Vine program. Once these vines bear fruit, growers can donate their grapes to that year’s Village Wine. Learn more about our Adopt-a-Vine program.
Village Vines is seeking out individuals and businesses with existing grape vines growing on their property, a term we have coined as "heritage vines". In exchange for fruit off of these vines, Village Vines will help these growers prune and balance their heritage vines to increase both fruit production and grape quality. Growers in this program will also be invited to attend free viticulture seminars at Rooftop Reds. Learn more about our Heritage Vine program.
Village Vines allots net proceeds raised from the sale of our Village Wine to each grower in our program. Growers then direct Village Vines to donate these funds to nonprofits chosen from the following list of organizations that Village Vines has partnered with:
Green City Force
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
Partnership For the Homeless