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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Varietals Produced in New York View all

  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms

    Like a great love story, wine takes time to develop. The sun shines. The grapes ripen. The harves...

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

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

  • Warm Lake Estate

    The cellar store at Warm Lake Estate is open 7 days for wine tasting, purchasing the highest rate...

  • Pindar Vineyards

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

  • Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

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

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New York on Snooth

  • Thirsty Owl Cayuga Lake Dry Riesling 2006

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    Lush fruit-pear, little apple with a sweet finish that's not overly sweet but it lets you know it's a riesling. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Paso Creek Cabernet 2005

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    Smooth, subtle, fairly well balanced Read More

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  • Belhurst Red Bordeaux Blend Finger Lakes Trilogy 2003

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    Wine review by tiwahu


  • Wine & Culture or TuscanyA social event exploring the wine, cuisine & culture ... ... 2nd Ave (btw 84 & 85 St)New York City$40.00/personRESERVE YOUR SPOThttp://www.eventbye.com/Eventwinetasting.phpJoin us for a Wednesday evening Wine Tasting event where we explore Tuscany via its wine, cuisine, music and art. Sample an expert-compiled selecti... Read More

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  • I received an e-mail from my sister last week asking me for some wine country ... ... weekend. Since leaving New York City in June 2005 to pursue a career in wine, I have received similar electronic queries and the occasional, desperate phone call or text message (always at New York City dining hours) from friends who are eating out and looki... Read More

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  • [Snooth is pleased to welcome its newest contributor, Kirstin Jackson Ellis. ... ... the broader Bay Area, New York City, and have faith that this common sense practice will expand.4. Host wine tastings where each guest brings a bottle of wine made from the same grape, but from a different country.This is a great way to share the expense of e... Read More

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  • Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    Wine review by etheriau


  • Pellegrini Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon North Fork 1995

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    Wine review by hblond3


  • Game Bird Red NV

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    Wine review by o2binak


  • On Friday, January 25th Napa Valley residents celebrated the Immortal Memory of ... 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

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