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Built in 1839 for a shipchandlers Slate, Gardiner and Howell, in 1882, it was converted to a bar with rooming house above (read: brothel). After that, girls were replaced with fish, with 70,000 pounds of it - a jet's worth - in three freezers at any one time.

Now we stock over 400 wines, ranging from small, family-run vineyards to the most well-respected and sought after winemakers and also including a wide selection of bottles under $15. Every bottle in the store has been hand-selected.

We also offer an equally well-considered array of wine-related accessories, from super-sturdy titanium crystal glasses to antique French corkscrews - all selected by Rebecca Robertson Pasanella, former Home & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living.

Our tasting room, with 13-foot ceilings, exposed beams and bluestone floor, opens up to a private garden, creating a warm and comfortable ambience--like being in the wine cellar of your Piedmontese grandfather.

We regularly bring together wine lovers and wine makers for tastings and discussions, seminars and special events (see Events).

The enoteca is available for corporate tastings for 10 to 75 guests. Custom tastings are led by our wine experts and/or winemakers with a selected theme and wines from our store.

The enoteca can also be rented for other private tasting events. Our staff will help customize the event and coordinate the details of the wine, accompaniments and decor.

For further information and pricing, please email

Marco Pasanella
In addition to owning the wine shop, Marco is also a designer, writer and teacher. His designs have spanned hotels (like New York’s Maritime) to housewares, some of which are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Design Museum and the White House. A graduate of Yale, Pasanella taught for 13 years at the Parsons School of Design. He was a columnist for The New York Times and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Food & Wine as well as on numerous television and radio programs. In 2000, Marco wrote a book, Living In Style Without Losing Your Mind (Simon & Schuster). The following year, he bought an old fish market building on South Street which he renovated with his wife, Rebecca Robertson, former Design & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living. In 2005, they welcomed a son, Luca and a wine shop, Pasanella & Son, Vintners. The shop, which occupies the bottom floor of the renovated building, has also been featured in numerous publications and was named ‘Best Neighborhood Wine Shop' by New York magazine in 2007. In 2012, he wrote another book, Uncorked (Clarkson Potter), which describes his experience buying a building and opening up a wine shop in New York’s historic Seaport.

Marco is also the founder and former Chair of the Old Seaport Alliance, a neighborhood improvement association organization and current Chair of the Seaport Committee of Community Board #1.

Rebecca Robertson (Pasanella)
Former Home & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living, Rebecca Robertson is a stylist, interior designer and co-author of Collected: Living With The Things You Love (Harry Abrams). Rebecca is regularly featured in magazines, on blogs and numerous television segments. She partnered with One Kings Lane to create a series of style videos as a "Stylemaker." A Parsons School of Design graduate, Rebecca runs her own residential interiors firm and curates vintage glassware & accessories at Pasanella & Son, Vintners, the wine store that she and her husband own in New York City. 



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