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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  • 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

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  • Croteaux '181' Merlot Rose 2016

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  • There are some sweet, or perhaps closer to 'off-dry' red wines from ... you can find several up in New York.  You might even go to a few wineries in the Finger Lakes region.  We have not been up there yet but it's on our lis Read More

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  • Hi, My name is Chris Cooper from New York and I'm a little new to Wine. I just joined a Wine Club and Order 12 bottles of Wine.  I drink wine on  major holidays. I joined this Snooth Forum to learn more about wine and get a better idea of all the different variety's of wine there is out there. If anyone knows  any recommendations of red wine tha... Read More

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  • Agness Wine Cellars Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling 2015

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  • Taylor Port New York

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  • I've come across a few female Somms, or other certificate holders over the ... recently moved to LA from New York.Also read about a dream pizza place in LA that I'll need to check out some time soon. The place seems to have been made for someone like me...seems like it could appeal to my family as well.Jon & Vinny' 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/

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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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