D’Vine inspiration struck in 2002 when recovering chef Joe Printz, out of a drastic need for a career change, opened The Grape D'Vine Wine Shop in an itty-bitty retail space in Tappan, NY. Known for it’s witty and sometimes eyebrow-raising shelf talkers, people started talking about and gathering at the area’s most original and friendly wine shop.
Fast forward 12 years and Joe was on the move again…this time to an old house on the green of Sparkill, NY (a few short miles from the original shop). The “itty-bitty” shop was now bigger, brighter and able to hold all the wine Joe had had his sights on for years. And to boot, the house that the shop was to occupy was one Joe knew well from his childhood. When it became available he jumped on the opportunity to focus his life and career back in his hometown. Soon after, the house next door would become available. He bought that one too, to become his first local restaurant, DVine Bar.
But more on that later.
Fast forward to 2019 and Joe’s staff has grown, as has his “D’Vine empire” to include the wine shop, DVine Bar and DVine Pie (an ecclectic pizza place serving up the coolest pies you’ve ever had.)
We’ve been in this location for 6 years suggesting food and wine paring combinations to thousands of local, and just passing through, customers and we can now also suggest a few good restaurants for you to try as well…wink wink.
In our current digs in Sparkill, NY.
Whether it’s an oddball recipe pulled from the depths of the internet, your weekly leftover round up or dinner at a local BYOB, The Grape D’Vine will help you pair the perfect wine with whatever is on the menu. And if there is no menu…aka, you’re just drinking, we can help you pick the perfect libation for whatever mood you’re in or for any of the friends you’re with.
We won’t tell.