IMG_3019Thirst Wine Merchants was established in 2006 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, by husband-and-wife team, Michael Yarmark and Emilia Valencia.

Our wine shop grew naturally out of our shared passion for eating and drinking well.  We love finding authentic wines evocative of place to pair with the fresh, seasonal food we enjoy cooking and eating. The wines we select reflect the personalities of the people who make them. They’re earnest, unpretentious, and sometimes a little cheeky.

We work exclusively with small independent winemakers who work organically, and often biodynamically, in their vineyards, and with minimal intervention in their cellars. Our winemakers don’t use herbicides or pesticides, and dry-farm, because terroir-reflective wines are made when the roots of the vines have to go deep into the subsoil to gather nutrients.

The wines we offer are made in small batches. So get them while the getting is good!