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 ...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

  • Lieb Cellars

    Lieb Family Cellars operates its tasting room and produces its wines at The Premium Wine Group (P...

  • Bully Hill Vineyards, Inc.

    Bully Hill Vineyards was the first small estate winery in the Keuka Lake area after the end of Pr...

  • Pindar Vineyards

    Wine has enchanted poets for centuries, and for good reason: like poetry, good wine can be an ...

  • Duck Walk Vineyards

    Wine has enchanted poets for centuries, and for good reason: like poetry, good wine can be an ...

  • Heron Hill Winery

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

  • Benmarl Winery

    Wine has become very important to Americans. We are becoming a country of mealtime wine consumers...

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  • Lucas Tug Boat 2006


    Nice sweet red wine, not over sweet. Read More

    Wine review by Piccolo45

  • "There is something approachable, unstuffy, even friendly in a bottle of Goats ... of Côtes du Rhône." The New York Times April 23, 2006In 1999, lamenting then recently released low U.S. wine consumption figures, American Demographics asked, "How many gallons of soda and beer would be turned into wine if: (a) You could twist off the cap? (b) I... Read More

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  • Paumanok Chenin Blanc North Fork of Long Island 2000


    No written review

    Wine review by chrisperre

  • Sheldrake Point Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2005


    clean and refreshing. apricot and peach flavors but not too overpowering on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by akops41

  • Hosmer Riesling Cayuga Lake 2005


    clean, more sweetness than i would like, but refreshing. cuts through oily food. Read More

    Wine review by akops41

  • Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc 2004


    well balanced. berries and warm coffee flavors make this an easy drinker Read More

    Wine review by akops41

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