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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  • 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

  • Millbrook Winery

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

  • Bedell Cellars

    Bedell Cellars is among the oldest and most prestigious wineries on the North Fork of Long Island...

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

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

  • Eagle Crest Vineyards

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

  • Lieb Cellars

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

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

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New York on Snooth

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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

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  • 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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  • Wow, that one is pretty interesting.  It's from the Malaga region of ... ... that that address is in New York City.  ???  It seems to me that the phone companies stopped using the two charactter alpha exchange ("SH" in this case) in the early 1960s.  So, that gives us a reasonable "no later than" date for when it was sol Read More

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  • His paragraph? I have no more idea what he meant than he did! I guess he means ... ... regions, whereas upstate New York, Michigan, and Idaho are practically tropical. But that's just a guess. And of course if the wine "smells of minerals", that's a real cue. See, minerals, which are non-volatile, will have a smell because smell is an indicati... Read More

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  • Woohoo, the wine is here.  Recruited my original wine buddy to help out, so we'll see how that goes.  With four bottles, I'll probably sample at the upper and lower bounds, maybe one in the middle.  It's a good spectrum.  Even the regular Ducale is a riserva level and promises to be good.  Interested to see how the new Gran Selezione stacks up. ... Read More

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  • Cedar Creek Winery Settlement Gold NV

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    Sweet, but balanced with fruity tartness. Tropical and citrus fruit. Pineapple, lemon. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan


  • Manischewitz Winery Concord Grape Wine Kosher NV

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    I love to cook with this. I put it in my homemade Spaghetti Sauce and in my Chicken Cacciatore and everyone loves it. It gives it just the right kick with out being to strong. Read More

    Wine review by mthesken


  • 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.

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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 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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