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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

    Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning w...

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Ann grew up in Rochester, New York and the New York City suburbs of New Jersey; John grew up in t...

  • Millbrook Winery

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

  • Arcadian Estate Winery

    he idea... run a fun family winery that produces great wine! Situated in the heart of Upstate Ne...

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

    Located on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY, Damiani Wi...

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

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

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New York on Snooth

  • I went wine tasting in the Finger Lakes not too long ago and was refreshed to ... ... an interesting region. New York is the 3rd largest wine producing state, so its hardly a cottage industry, and its most known for cheaper sweet table wines, but many of the winemakers are moving away from this and are producing much drier earthier wines with... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Finger Lakes Trip Report


  • On Wednesday, March 5, Gambero Rosso landed in San Francisco with one or two ... famous one liners) about the New York event held on Monday, March 3 saying, "no one goes there anymore, it's too crowded." This must be the reason, I guess, there has been black hole of blogging about the event. I was expecting something, a word or two, a review o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Three Glass Recap


  • Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Finger Lakes Late Harvest 2003

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  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2006

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  • Goose Watch Traminette Finger Lakes 2006

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  • Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Dry 2004

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  • New York, NY - March 5, 2008Snooth makes wine shopping more social with launch of Snooth TalkSnooth, the worlds most comprehensive wine review site, today announced the launch of Snooth Talk, the industry's first fully featured, seamlessly integrated wine forum. Snooth users can visit Talk to ask questions, give advice, debate wines and interact... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Snooth Launches Talk


  • It seems everyone knows of Sideways, but I am hoping to find some other wine ... ... Flies" about Shopsins in New York. Any other Read More

    Forum post in the topic Movies and Docs


  • Thread starter for New York City BYOB restaurants.Cube 63, 63 Clinton St, LES - tiny Japanese place. ExcellentTartine, 253 W 11th St, W. Village - tiny French bistro, no reservations and often a wait, but equally excellent. Please add yours below. Read More

    Forum post in the topic NYC BYOBs


  • In my last post I wrote about getting to Napa and Sonoma and getting through a ... Valley. Dan has an MBA from New York University and worked as an Ad Exec in New York for several years, before switching it up and trading his suit for a move out wes Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trust Me


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