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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Concord

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

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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  • Fox Run Vineyards Chardonnay Doyle Family Vineyard 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • They work fine for me. These people are internet challenged. It's about ... Linked to Migraine, says the New York Times, which also reported that wine makes more acid in your stomach than hard liquor, causing problems for the reflux-inclined. 1991:The French Paradox strikes! Morley Safer dedicates his 60 Minutes segment to the theory that drin... Read More

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  • (Sometimes I swear someone is paying EMark by the post.)Anyway Deb... my blogger colleague Jeff wrote a mammoth piece about the North Fork last year. Here's a link to the 3rd part, which contains tasting notes and some recommendations for specific wines. If you are interested in reading more about the wineries you can click on parts 1 and 2 at t... Read More

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  • Yesterday I was recovering from Monday night.  You see, Sandra & I ... ... in the Finger Lakes of New York. Great value for well made wines!Chris Berg Chris is quickly becoming known as one of Oregon's finest winemakers. His Pinot Noirs are outstanding but his whites and rosé are great too!Ed Fus, Angel Vine Ed and his wife loved Pinot Noir a... Read More

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  • Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

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    Can't find this in Jefferson City, MO! Was looking to get a case. Read More

    Wine review by Screendrunk


  • Arbor Mist Cherry Red Moscato NV

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    Horrible...like cough syrup. Sweet but sour Read More

    Wine review by mec2973


  • Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended ... ... best, Muscadet estate. The New York Times calls the wines “Exceptional”. The Wine Advocate calls Pépière “one of the most consistently outstanding sources of Muscadet and as such a purveyor of some of the wine world's most outstanding values.” And if you peruse t... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the ... the ... Eric Asimov in the New York Times (Currently on-line, in the print edition this Wednesday) by offering our full selection of these great and affordable wines from our favorite producers. Please note some recent arrivals to Chambers Street, including two y... Read More

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  • Yep. It would be really interesting to see some kind of notification when the ... or Oregon or Washington or New York or wherever they're from.It may be a few years but I think the wines from the US are increasingly interesting and I see a future when the $15 wines are not overwhelmingly industrial blends. OT will keep us filled in!  &nbs Read More

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  • Brotherhood Holiday Spiced

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    Sweet bitch moscato rose Read More

    Wine review by Ms Candice R4


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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.

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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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