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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Varietals Produced in New York View all

  • Merlot

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

  • Concord

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

    Located on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY, Damiani Wi...

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Anthony Road Wine Company (ARWC) is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the soils and cli...

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

    The Pellegrini Family traces its heritage in winemaking to the early 1900s when brothers Nello an...

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

    Family-owned and operated. Specializing in world-class Riesling and ice wines - including red ...

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New York on Snooth

  • A couple of good bottlings;The Montes cabby is at it’s peak right now and ... ... now and went well with a New York strip.The 2013 Duvall Plexus was great - a shiraz with weight and grip told me no food - just me…and it was right. Plenty of blueberry, mocha, a little gaminess, earthy tones, gripping tannins with a good pop off acidity at the en... Read More

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  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling 2012

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    Nice dry reisling, just a bit more RS than I prefer. I would buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

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    Love this in my coffee. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Read More

    Wine review by rjsing


  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2016

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    Herbed lemongrass and green apple aromas with fresh cut lemon aromatics. Very citrusy on the palate with notes of fresh lemon and grapefruit, ripe pear juice and a burst of acidity on the attack that sustains throughout, this is crisp and refreshing with a warm spiced afterglow of white pepper and herbs. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lieb Cellars Reserve Sparkling Rose North Fork of Long Island 2015

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    Strawberry mash and wooded cherry on the nose. Tart, very dry and fresh on the palate with high acidity and medium fruit flavors of light watermelon and strawberry, finishing with a touch of biscuit and toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Today was both my birthday and another day of protest in the district - the ... ... We shared a dry-aged New York Strip steak and a potato.  They gave me a grappa for my birthday as I didn't want another dessert item like I was given at lunch. Finally, we walked over to The Kennedy Center for the NSO performance.  A very nice birthday indee Read More

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  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from ... from ... Broadway | New York, NY 10010 | (212) 477-1315 | flatiron-wines.com Dear Friends of Flatiron Wines:Here's a week of favorites. First, we'll have our favorite winemaker in the Nahe, Cornelius Dönnhoff, in the shop for a meet-the-winemaker tasting this Fr... Read More

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  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Dry Finger Lakes 2016

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    Pleasant sweet spice and fresh fruit aromas of peach and ripe apple on the nose. Tart and focused palate of lime and grapefruit with an herbal citrus leaf mid palate and a finish of lime juice and green apple with puckering acidity throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Paul, I appreciate your story.  Here is mine.In 2011 I was laid off from ... ... star he was working in New York city as a--what else--waiter.  As you suggested, he said. "I don't need no stinkin' insurance."  The fine is negligible.  So, why should he yield his personal freedom to the socialists running the government?In December, 2016, his ... Read More

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  • Al why is the deficit an issue now Obama increased it 10 trillion and no ... ... now do not have to subsidize New York or California and all of states with state income taxes. Thank god for Trump&nbs 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/

    Comment by 1110909sophiecapucine 1110909 sophiecapucine


  • 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.

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  • 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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