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

Popular Wineries in New York View all

  • Eagle Crest Vineyards

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

  • Bear Pond Wines

    Bear Pond Winery is located 14 miles south of Cooperstown, NY and 3 miles North of I-88 We are...

  • Millbrook Winery

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

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

    In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures...

  • Shalestone Vineyards

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

  • Warm Lake Estate

    The cellar store at Warm Lake Estate is open 7 days for wine tasting, purchasing the highest rate...

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  • Montezuma Winery Red Blend Cayuga Lake Fat Frog Red NV

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  • Damiani Wine Cellars Riesling Semi-Dry Finger Lakes 2015

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    Clean clear and concentrated apple and pear aromas with beautiful spice. A truly well balanced wine on the palate, this has a zesty acidity, fresh peach and apple notes and a touch of sweetness and comes with a creamy mouthfeel and some oak spice towards the finish. Read More

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  • Lamoreaux Landing Semi-Dry Riesling Finger Lakes 2015

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    Lemony zest and minerality on the nose, a stony flinty nose with green apple notes. On the palate, ripe apple, pear and peach fruit, a soft mouthfeel, light and fresh, medium low acidity and a touch of sweetness. Read More

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  • Lamoreaux Landing Dry Riesling Finger Lakes 2015

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    Lemon and spice on the nose, fresh and inviting. Cool and light in the mouth, this has a juicy citrus bite and a good acidity that balances out the palate leading into a touch of lemon and tangerine on the finish. Read More

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  • Despite being the #3 region in the US by volume of wine produced, NY State is relatively undiscovered - but for choice of varietals its unmatched in the US. It grows most of the traditional varietals as well as many native american grapes that you'll rarely find elsewhere.

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