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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  • Concord

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

  • 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...

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

  • Heron Hill Winery

    Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into...

  • Shalestone Vineyards

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

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

    Family-owned and operated. Specializing in world-class Riesling and ice wines - including red ...

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

    The Pellegrini Family traces its heritage in winemaking to the early 1900s when brothers Nello an...

  • Wolffer Estate

    Wölffer Estate an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition. Sagaponack, New York: Her...

  • 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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  • Join us for a spectacular tour of Greek wines led by the leading Greek wine ... the best Greek restaurant in New York. More information and RSVP at http://www.wineny.com/top-greek-wines.htm Read More

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  • Wine Lovers of NYC is proud to offer an exclusive guided tasting of the three top red wines of Italy: Brunello, Barolo and Barbaresco. Guided by Camacho Vidal, a leading Italian wine expert, Camacho will talk in details about each wine and pair it with Italian cheeses and coldcuts. A former banker, Camacho has been in the wine business for more ... Read More

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  • Well, please tell us about some of the Finger Lake wines from New York.  I have a few friends that really enjoy white wines from that region, although my wife and I are mostly red wine drinkers.  I have not heard much about Corsican wines (south of France, right?) so please provide more information about that too. Read More

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  • Manischewitz Blackberry Ny

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  • Manischewitz Blackberry Kosher for Passover NV

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    One of the few "red" wines that doesn't give me a headache. My family has been drinking this since I can remember. Very smooth and sweet, but not overbearing. Read More

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  • Ortega (named for Jose Ortega y Gasset - a Spanish follower of ... ... ... it is sometimes seen in New York State, Ontario and British Columbia.  I have tasted eiswein made with Ortega, and with the appropriate addition of sucrose, it makes a decent quaff.Having said these less-that-flattering remarks, let me say that most grapes in the hands... Read More

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  • Can't help find those wines from the past as I didn't drink them, but ... do acceptable sweet ones - New York and Michigan for example. Trump does it in Virginia. And also there's some from Ontario Canada.Good luc Read More

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  • California Sauterne.  Wow.  Talk about a blast from the past.I do ... from Washington, Oregon and New York that, if you find them, might be worth your checking out.Good luck.  Keep us updated on your finding Read More

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  • One other difference for the Finger Lakes:Current drought map for New York State. Orange is bad. Red is very bad. Supposedly worst since record taking began 16 years ago. Finger Lakes environs are starting to look like Paso Robles hillsides in August. Only green apparently is in watered planters and flower pots. Read More

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  • Hello folks,  I have some wines I would like to sell privately. I was ... ... direction.I am located in New York, dsisolano@live.com  Vineyard/WineryVarietyVintageColorQuantity on HandChateau Hut-BergeyBordeaux2009 caseDomaine de ChevalierBordeaux2010blanccaseChateau Lafleur-GazinBordeaux2010 caseCarrudes de lafiteBordeux2006 caseChateau Cos d... 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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