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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Heron Hill Winery

    Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into...

  • Lieb Cellars

    Lieb Family Cellars operates its tasting room and produces its wines at The Premium Wine Group (P...

  • Millbrook Winery

    John S. Dyson is a pioneer in the global wine industry, an innovator in site-specific planting...

  • Shalestone Vineyards

    Established: 1995 Owners: Rob Thomas and Kate Thomas Vineyards: 6.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon...

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

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

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Ann grew up in Rochester, New York and the New York City suburbs of New Jersey; John grew up in t...

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New York on Snooth

  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by QuiLoxx


  • Shinn Estate Vineyards Rosé Blend North Fork Rosé 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by QuiLoxx


  • Red Newt Cellars Syrah Finger Lakes Reserve 2004

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    Was expecting the worst since this was a "gift", it's an '04 Finger Lakes Syrah and most likely wasn't optimally stored. In actuality, this NY Syrah is kind of nice. It is slightly brickish in color and the nose is a bit muted. There is still some nice black cherry and ripe green plum, a touch of cedar, fairly decent acidity and a pretty nice, l... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • ... beautiful, sunny, 84F New York summer for temperatures in 40s, 50s and 60s...I know... we don't have *that* kind of wine. It's just that people like to brag about Cali weather and this is my one opportunity to get back at them Read More

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  • Haha... "fortuna" is not that abundant on my end (although I do ... ... weather will be colder than New York and even rainy one of the days! Whatever will I do on a rainy day surrounded by tasting rooms.....?? Read More

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  • A sharp worm screw corkscrew will bore a new hole and most of the time pull it out. We had a cork break when I did my Zin offline. I think on a Ridge York Creek Claret. I was able to rescue the remainder with a sharp Laguiole waiters key. Interesting idea with the drill. I bet it poured kinda slow. Read More

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  • KBS - Since you live in New York, I recommend you try some wines from the Finger Lakes region.  I haven't been up there yet, but a friend of mine has brought back a few bottles and they were very good.  White wines are decent on the east coast, but the better reds will be found on the west coast of the USA.  There are exceptions to that of cours... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Anybody whose "best ever" wine is Cakebread, gets my immediate ... ... ... mostly from California, New York, Oregon or Washington, have a bit of detectable residual sugar that puts them in the semi-dry range.  However, you can find complety dry versions, also.  European versions, mostly from Germany and Alsace, can have any level of sugar.  A... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Game Bird Red NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Lot 18 / Tasting Room: Bad wine, bad faith, bad business - http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Lot-18/internet/Lot-18-Tasting-Room-Bad-wine-Bad-faith-Bad-business-New-York-NY-1216690 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.

    Comment by 1806758Snoother 1806758 1806758 Snoother 1806758


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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


  • 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.

    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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