New York Wine

Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New York is where the industry was first pioneered in the United States. The Dutch and Huguenot settlers were the first to cultivate wine grapes in the 16th century. The oldest continuously operating winery, the Brotherhood Winery (which produces strictly sacramental wines, which is how they got around the Prohibition), first known as Jacques Brothers, was established in 1837. The country’s first bonded winery, the Pleasant Valley Wine Company (also known as the Great Western Wine Company), was established in the 1860s in Steuben County. 

 
For a long time, New York wines languished behind the high reputations of its west coast rivals. Most of the wines produced were labrusca varieties such as Concord, Diamond and Baco Noir, mostly in sweet styles that were embraced by certain drinkers, but ignored by much of the “serious” wine community. In the 1950s, Dr. Konstantin Frank immigrated Read more »

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  • Concord

    Concord started out as a chance hybrid between vitis vinifera and vitis labrusca. It was first introduced in 1843 by ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of New York

  • Finger Lakes

      The Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York is centered around the Canandaigua (meani...

  • Hudson River

    "Longevity" aptly sums up the Hudson River Region of New York. The historic region claims both th...

  • Hudson Valley

Popular Wineries in New York View all

  • Benmarl Winery

    Wine has become very important to Americans. We are becoming a country of mealtime wine consumers...

  • Woodbury Vineyards

    Woodbury Vineyards is located in western New York's Chautauqua County, the third largest grape-gr...

  • Pleasant Valley Wine Company

    The Pleasant Valley Wine Company, popularly known as the Great Western Winery, located near the v...

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

    In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures...

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

    Welcome to the Thirsty Owl Wine Company Thirsty Owl Wine Company is one of Cayuga Lake’s newest ...

  • Mogen David Wine Co.

    Mogen David is an American fortified wine with an ABV of 13-20%, and is the “pride of Westfield...

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New York on Snooth

  • With the Ring Cycle over and done with, this weekend has it's own ... in ... ... in CA) come down from New York with the help of her son.  We hosted a big family gathering at Maggiano's here in Springfield VA.  Everyone had a good time and they enjoyed the wine we brought - three bottles (2 reds, 1 white) and yes we paid a corkage fee of $15 ... Read More

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  • "Stainless steel wasn't even available until the 1960s"Good point ... as it appeared in the 1915 New York Times, of the development of stainless steel[22]The corrosion resistance of iron-chromium alloys was first recognized in 1821 by French metallurgist Pierre Berthier, who noted their resistance against attack by some acids and suggested thei... Read More

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  • Hi everyone-Though I have lived in Oregon for the past 27 years, I started this ... in Paris, London, Germany, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Idaho, Wyoming, the Miami area, and soon, in Australia and Minneapolis. And more. My web page is www.kelleyfoxwines.com. The "Burgundian" shirt in the photo was given to me by my dear, dear friend, Thiebault... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


  • Taylor N.y. State Golden Sherry NV

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    I like this about as much as the port and tawny port. I would have given it a full 4 of 5 but it has too much bitter on the aftertaste. I tried their cream sherry and it went down the drain, it had a awful taste of burnt rubber.It has a good balance of acidity and sweetness with the flavor of bourbon and raisins.Tastes much like meiers 44 cream ... Read More

    Wine review by bullgill


  • Arbor Mist Mango Strawberry Moscato 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Krbenavides


  • We don't have any envy, out here, Al.  Keep the snow.One of Mrs. ... ... can't tell if I'm in New York City or at the Oscar awards ceremony.&quo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Adirondack Winery Pinot Noir NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Numismatist


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, DD.  We hope you enjoy your stay and share ... from California, Washington, New York or Germany.  Again, there can be a lot of stylistic differences between Rieslings.   They could be bone dry or they can be very sweet.There really are no shortcuts.  You have to try a lot of wines to see what you like.  I would say... Read More

    Forum post in the topic what to drink


  • Crush from New York. Though it was the email from Envoyer (small efficient discount retailer out of South Orange County) that has me thinking. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • One of our charming new posters, cysurvivor, was fishing for recommendations ... ... since they flew out from New York, getting up at 4:30 their time (yes, that's really the middle of the night), and it was now 2:30 Pacific.  But they were looking young and strong, so off we went.There was one legal spot in the Mauritson parking lot, so I park... Read More

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  • Don't forget the great collection of wines from the North Country! Thousand Islands, Coyote Moon, River Mist, Yellow Barn, Bella-Brook, Otter Creek and Tug Hill are just some of the wineries popping up here.

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  • I found this press release very informative as it provides very essential information regarding wine industry. I have also found different wines flavors in a very famous restaurant of New York city namely Jacksny.

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  • good press release! I found an article which explain also where buy good rosé in New York! http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/07/798/

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  • good press release! I found an article which explain also where buy good rosé in New York! http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/07/798/

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  • The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is new and developing with six wineries: Casa Larga, Ashley Lynn, Mayers Lake Ontario, J.D.Winer Cellars, Young Summer and Thorpe. Some very nice wines being produced from them and a fun day of tasting.

    Comment by 315263Jaturan 315263 Jaturan


  • You must rent a limo and tour Seneca lake. Go through a company that knows the wineries well. There are too many to stop at all and there are some real gems in the mix. Rieslings are the traditional highlight, but other types competes for attention, too! The Gewurztraminer is excellent.

    Comment by 350983garfield715 350983 garfield715


  • Philip: I received the same shipment (from the same person ;)) and will be tasting them myself. Looking forward to your impressions.

    Comment by 28312LennThompson 28312 LennThompson


  • Snooth just received a big shipment of Finger Lakes Rieslings, we'll be tasting them over the next week or so - stay tuned for reviews

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


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