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...

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

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Anthony Road Wine Company (ARWC) is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the soils and cli...

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

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

  • Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

    Riesling-obsessed connoisseurs know how important Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard's pioneering work...

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

    Welcome to the Thirsty Owl Wine Company Thirsty Owl Wine Company is one of Cayuga Lake’s newest ...

  • Wolffer Estate

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

  • Bedell Cellars

    Bedell Cellars is among the oldest and most prestigious wineries on the North Fork of Long Island...

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  • Drambuie Liqueur 2010


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  • I don't know why, but when I think of rosé wine, I always get the image of ... taste something different, New York Wine Company will be hosting a lovely evening of pink wines expertly paired with a four-course dinner. Well be talking all about rosé and I assure you that youll walk away from the evening happy and maybe a little bit pink. If y... Read More

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  • Folie á Deux Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    Spicy peppery nose, opens with surprisingly high acidity then moves swiftly into strong tannins. Coffee and licorice dominate with some black fruits then licorice / anise on the finish. Nice Read More

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  • Arbor Mist White Blend White Zinfandel 2003


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  • Arbor Mist Exotic Fruits 1500arbor Mist Exotic Fruits Wht Zin NV


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