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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Heron Hill Winery

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

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

  • Manischewitz Winery

    Manischewitz® is a name steeped in tradition, and our commitment to tradition is reflected in our...

  • Pindar Vineyards

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

  • Wolffer Estate

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

  • 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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New York on Snooth

  • Atwater Cabernet Franc 2005

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    Very strong tannins dominate the soft fruit notes. Still too young, this wine needs more age. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Pinot Noir 2006

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    Nice and simple. Good. Slightly earthy, yet delicate with soft raspberry notes. Long softly tannic finish. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Vineyards Meritage NV

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    Very bright, light red wine. Easy drinking. 50% Foch, 25% of each of the cab's. Marechal was planted in '78 and is very early ripening. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Estate Dry Rosé Finger Lakes 2006

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    A nice earthy, meaty rose. Great fruits, very food friendly - would pare well with barbecue. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Vineyards Riesling Dry 2006

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    Peaches, pears dominate this off-dry wine. Not bad, and would work well with food - spicy cuisines, Asian etc. Good finish. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Vineyards Riesling Dry 2006

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    Nice minerality. Acid lens some nice crispness to the wine. Very emollient and some nice citrus (lime) and peach tones. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Vineyards Vidal Blanc 2006

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    Crisp, full of green apples and pears. Nice fruit overall and a good finish. Slightly off dry, an interesting wine. The first bottle we tasted was a bit flat (oxidized?) the second was very nice and vibrant. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Estate Vineyards Finger Lakes Estate White NV

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    Very crisp (aged in steel). Opens with a strong acidic attack. Mainly citrus fruits, but some peach notes. A very acidic, crisp, refreshing wine. Well priced. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Atwater Gewurztraminer 2006

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    Sweet nose, some residual sugar. Rather emollient but not too fruity. Overall an ok wine. Very easy drinking for those turned off by the traditional floral gewurz. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Lamoreaux Landing Riesling Finger Lakes Ice Wine 2006

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    Honey, candied apples, beautiful spice. Good acidity and complexity. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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