Every glass of wine is inexorably tied to the land from which its grapes were grown, the people who craft it and the manner in which we procure it. The greatest wine is that which speaks to the place of its origin, reflects the culture of a people and represents the tastes of a community. So too is it our aspiration to offer you wines and spirits that speak to our home and our diverse community.
Pier Wines is the product of a communal effort: owners Dr. Charles H. Starke and Daniel R. Mensch collaborate with Michael Albin, owner and proprietor of Hudson Wine Merchants (Hudson, NY), to select a portfolio of wines and spirits that reflect the evolving tastes of our Williamsburg neighborhood. Michael Mensch, Daniel’s father—architect of Sen restaurant (Sag Harbor, NY) and the Science Playground (New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY)—designed Pier Wines’ unique interior.
Charles and Daniel have been Williamsburg locals for many years and are constantly engaged with the friends, family and neighbors that make up our unique section of Brooklyn. It is their goal that Pier Wines is a store of and for the people of our area. Whether it’s one bottle of your favorite table wine or several cases of vintage champagne for a party, listening to your recommendations and filling your custom orders are our specialty. There is a story that exists from soil to store shelf to dinner table and beyond; let us help you to create a memorable one.