12 Broad Street Hamilton, NY 13346
Brick and Mortar Hours
Winter Hours (November 22-March 1)
Closed Sunday & Monday
Welcome to Crush Bottleshop in Hamilton, NY
We are online only or by appointment January 1-18th!
Shop for your desired wine and spirits, put in your cart and select "pay by phone."
We will see your order (add discounts if applicable), call you for credit card information, age verification and determine pick-up time.
Land: USA, California, Napa Valley
Notable: Biodynamic, Vegan, RARE--only 200 cases made
Taste: This wine is pretty like Meyer lemon flowers. To match the season, it brings the scent of bright golden apples. As you sip it, you’ll encounter that tartness of sour grass and minerality of alluvial rocks, as if there was a river here some thousands of years ago. An ideal occasion for this wine might include a decadent spread of seafood: oysters on a half shell, uni, translucent slices of yellowtail sashimi. But if you prefer a land protein, try some miso-marinated chicken wings.
Winery: Donkey & Goat is a family owned and operated winery located in Berkeley California. Tracey & Jared Brandt craft their natural wines from Rhône varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and the undiscovered El Dorado appellation in the Sierra Foothills. Named one of five "Winemakers to Watch for 2011" by Jon Bonné at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tracey & Jared trained in France, and their maverick winemaking has helped pave the way for the natural wine movement.
"We don’t work with Napa for the prestige. We just love what the Matthiassons have been doing to the land to grow such amazing fruit. They have carefully converted this formerly conventional vineyard into a dry-farmed one. With no watering, the vines grow fewer bunches but they blossom into more complex and pristine fruit. Just beyond the border are more prestigious vineyards that earned Napa its international reputation. But we weren’t here to compete with the many mighty Napa Chardonnays out there. We made a wine that brings out Chardonnay’s lip-smacking zippiness and flowery elegance." -Tracey and Jared
As a longtime resident of the village of Hamilton, it has been my dream to provide a unique retail experience in the heart of Hamilton. Over the years, my husband Doug and I have been fortunate to gain experience with wine and liquor through our restaurant and catering business, Seven Oaks. It was during this time that my passion and interest for wine blossomed and I started to envision a liquor and wine store that would provide both an interesting and affordable selection of wines and offer fun ways to educate the community about wine. From this vision, Crush Bottleshop was born in September of 2019.
I continue to hone my understanding of wine with recent trips to Italy and France and sommelier courses, there is so much to learn! I offer monthly, free themed wine classes, regular tastings, and ideas for holiday pairings when our shop is running it’s regular hours.
I am always open to questions and suggestions, feel free to drop me a line.