A Grape Pear Wine Boutique

Small Business Spotlight

By Christopher Searles
Published on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

On Location | The East End | Wine & Dine

Hiding in the quiet hamlet of Eastport is a wine boutique unlike many. What sets A Grape Pear apart is their available selection. Owner Krystle Borruso personally tastes and selects every wine the store carries, and is very proud of their eclectic mix. Krystle loves the buying experience as much as she loves selling great wines, and the store was built around a focus on wines made by small producers and family-owned vineyards.

Borruso’s goal was to create a store that was different than any other she’d ever seen. Take the focus off the mass-produced wines and concentrate on customer service and food-wine pairings. They offer daily tastings, and the last Friday of every month brings with it a major food and wine tasting event.

A recent addition to the store is the sale of spirits, in the same “spirit” (sorry) of their wine offerings; with selections only from high-quality small and family-owned producers. Tastings for these can be had as well so call ahead to find out what’s being poured that day!

509 Montauk Hwy, Eastport; 631-801-2790; grapepearwine.com