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 ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

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

  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars

    Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the cou...

  • Taylor Family Vineyards

    Small family winery making less than a thousand cases a year. Producing Cabernet, Reserve Caberne...

  • Merritt Estate Winery

    Merritt Estate Winery was one of the first farm wineries organized in Chautauqua County under ...

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

    Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, is owned and ope...

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

    In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures...

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  • We went to Paris for a long weekend with hopes of eating and drinking our way ... way ... I complain about in New York as well. Ive said it before, if I dont like the wine list, I will walk out of a restaurant. I dont understand how my fellow wine directors could not take the time to find the hidden gems of wine to compliment the beautiful ... Read More

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  • Game Bird Red NV

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    Delicious, mild red table wine. The real character comes with its slightly ... bottle, this is a fantastic New York rd win Read More

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  • Vincent 2002

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    Quite a good finger-lakes wine. Fruity, full-bodied, without too much of a ... and peppers dinner. A good New York wine at a good pric Read More

    Wine review by LandreyO


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  • Attention wine and techno buffs Microsoft is offering you a vista to the ... ... the ... new restaurant in New York's St. Regis Hotel which opens next month. The hotel's website promises that its "exclusive 4-seat interactive wine bar... will delight both new and experienced gourmands and oenophiles alike." I'm hoping to try this one for my... Read More

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  • Mentioned briefly, last week, I was lucky enough to attend the New York Wine Experience Grand Tasting (like the event itself, quite a mouthful). It proved to be a fantastic opportunity for me to taste many of the world's greatest wines. But first, lets get the negatives out the way:Crammed full of sweaty drunken heathens, a fact which I was perf... Read More

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  • Lucas Tug Boat 2006

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    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

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    Wine review by chrisperre


  • Sheldrake Point Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2005

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

    Wine review by akops41


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