What is wineUdesign?
Where is wineUdesign located exactly?
Our street address is:
156 Engineers Drive
Hicksville, NY 11801
Engineers Drive can be found just South of where South Oyster Bay Rd. meets Route 107.
See you there!
How does the 4 Step winemaking process work?
We will invite you back to the winery after approximately 5 months to taste your wine directly from the barrel. It’s a simple visit without any mechanical equipment or physical labor required from you.
Then just 5 or 6 more months of aging in barrel and we’ll be ready for you to come bottle your wine and take it home. You will have the opportunity to make your own personalized labels for your allocation of bottles and you will take those home with your wine to apply to the bottles at your own pace.
Take home and enjoy for years to come.
What about the Labels?
For an extra cost, you can fully customize and design your own labels at this link below.
That’s a third-party business and we trust them to do business directly with you.
How much wine does a barrel make?
How many people should I make wine with?
Our Private Barrel groups are limited to 10 people per barrel. We think the ideal group size is 4 or 5 people or couples. For the amount of effort to organize this experience and the amount of time your wine will age, we expect you will want at least 4 cases of your wine to enjoy over the lifetime of the wine which is meant to be aged for as much as 5-6 years given the small amount of sulfites we introduce to the wine while it’s in our possession.
What is the cost to make my own wine?
Where do these grapes come from? Why?
wineUdesign is a Winery, not a Vineyard. We’ve worked tirelessly over the years to solidify great relationships with vineyards in California primarily, but also Chile & South Africa. The ability to pick and choose from many vineyards on multiple continents allows us an advantage that many fixed winery/vineyard operations do not enjoy. We can follow Mother Nature to pieces of property where she has been most generous and grab a small sliver of their sunshine to give us a winemaking advantage that very few operations can hang their hat on. Come taste the difference!
When can I start making my wine?
Can I sell this wine?
Can I just buy wine and not do any winemaking…And save myself a year?
Do you ship wine? And can I personalize those labels?
And yes, our labels allow for a considerable amount of white space for you to include a personal message to someone. Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday and Thanks for your Business are some of the most popular messages placed on bottles. Feel free to get creative, there is more space than that.
So Interesting, what else do you guys do?
We also feature interactive cooking classes inside the barrel room of wineUdesign. Check out the class offering and schedule at thecooksstudio.com
We’ve partnered with an amazing charcuterie board business who makes the most beautiful grazing boards we’ve ever seen. Check out Graze A Glass at their Instagram page to make orders for your winemaking visits or for your own events. Go to @grazeaglass on Instagram for details and to order!
And for those of you in a position to entertain clients or the supporters of a charitable organization through a virtual event, we also enjoy the Virtual Wine & Chocolate Tasting series we developed during Covid19 to help people gather online and maintain those hard to reach relationships. Please reach out for details!