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 »

Varietals Produced in New York View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Concord

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Eagle Crest Vineyards

    Eagle Crest Vineyards was originally founded as O-Neh-Da Vineyard in 1872 by Bishop Bernard McQua...

  • Woodbury Vineyards

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

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

    Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning w...

  • Benmarl Winery

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

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

    Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, is owned and ope...

  • Warm Lake Estate

    The cellar store at Warm Lake Estate is open 7 days for wine tasting, purchasing the highest rate...

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New York on Snooth

  • Vino - good one! There's a guy in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Dr. Konstantin Frank, who makes that and it's pretty good stuff. He's long since retired but I used to see his daughter at a lot of tastings and I got to try a number of different vintages. They said it was the most widely planted grape in the world, but I don't know that the... Read More

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  • Yay! Thank you Elin McCoy!DV - nope. Didn't know it has been cultivated ... Konstantin Frank to upstate New York and they are making a decent wine from it. Do you need to rush out to get some? No but drink it if you get it. Not bad at all.England? Yeah right. I have some Pinot Noir (what else) from there. Who would know if it's bad? After all,... Read More

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  • Sounds like an enjoyable evening Fox...always fun romanticizing and ... as I ... as I prepare for some fun in New York on Friday/Saturday, then flanked by a training trip (work) in Lewisburg West Virginia on Sunday/Monday. Was so out of it I passed my exit on the way home. Not a big deal in most places, but sucks in LA. So I knew a wine would ... 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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  • my dad was born in sicily  raised in tuscany  still going at 83 he ... house 10ft under ground in new york and kept his special wine that was to him the best tasting and most expesive and he would allways open a bottle of expensive wine when in company just like anyone would open a bottle of $10.00 wine back then. The petrus still has a price ... Read More

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  • Robotic, glad you've stopped lurking and stepped out into the light! And ... in and around LA County). New York City is a great place to live if you're either 1) in your 20s or 2) very, very wealthy. Otherwise it's just smelly and difficult. But it is a great place to be a fan of alcohol, since you never have to worry about how you're going to... Read More

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  • Manischewitz Winery Concord Grape Wine Kosher NV

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    This wine is perfect for me as it doesn't clash with my Cancer medication. I previously loved all wines especially from the Napa Valley. The wine is a little sweet but is very nice if you add a little spritzer with it. Read More

    Wine review by GenieD67


  • 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.

    Comment by 1806758Snoother 1806758 1806758 Snoother 1806758


  • Standing Stone Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Finger Lakes Pinnacle 2007

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    Wine review by jinja123


  • Lamoreaux Landing Dry Riesling 2013

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Mo-Mo NV

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Gee I wonder if the Hell’s Angels will be there. They would be so cute ... - 9:00 PMHarley-Davidson of New York City374 Broadwaynew york city, new york 10013Join VIN12, "The Mobile Tasting Room" for the debut of the NYC wine event series. Big Grapes Meet Big Bikes, there will be over 20 specially selected wines from California, Oregon, Washing... Read More

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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 28312LENNDEVOURS 28312 LENNDEVOURS


  • 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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