Devin Shomaker

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of marketing method:

My business, Rooftop Reds, the worlds first commercially viable rooftop vineyard system located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing

Description of buildings required:

A farm or stable would be great for a small wine making facility and or tasting room location.

Description of water access required:

Potential need for drip irrigation of grapevines.

Description of fencing required:

Fencing for deer protection would be great but can be installed post planting.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Description of livestock/crops:

Grapevines for wine production.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

Long term lease for vineyard propagation.

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, 2

Experience description:

Viticulture & Oenology degree.  7 years in the vineyard management and winemaking industry.