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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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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  • Welcome NewJames,Greg T knows New York.  I'm sure he could tell you the good places to check out for good values.Can you tell us what you like (so far)? Read More

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  • Well, the Germans do like to include the various titles. As you get them, you ... more likely to find one from New York, Michigan, Idaho, etc. I'm going to try a Montelena if I can ever find one.&nbs Read More

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  • Pleasant Valley New York State Sparkling Burgundy . United States New York NV

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    Needs more fermentation, but not a bad effort. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010

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    White peach and yeasty aromas with green apple and unripe pear on the nose. Bubbles are quite strong and even a bit astringent, with more green apple and pear, golden berries, peach and lemon zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Red Blend 2012

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    Tasted out of the 3L box. Blackberry and black cherry aromas. There's a bit of cooked plum and blackberry, bramble fruit and a bit of cassis. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc Reserve 2012

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    Caramel apple aromas with crushed rose petal and honeysuckle. Palate is fresh with Meyer lemon, green apple, almonds and creme brulee. There's a slight hint of toast but it's not overpowering. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • V V:  I saw that write-up of your Paso Trip earlier this year.  I do ... we had it tonight with some New York steaks on the grill (after Sandra put in seven hours at the office on a Sunday). &nbs Read More

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  • Buttonwood Grove Winery Blackberry Briar Cayuga Lake

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    No written review

    Wine review by juliegean


  • Manischewitz Concord Grape Kosher for Passover 2007

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    I bought a bottle while shopping at the supermarket. I am an avid wine drinker mostly Cabernets and Syrah's. I was pleasantly surprised with this as being sweet, grapey and absolutely wonderful. Small sips are very gratifying Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


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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.

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

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  • 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

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