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

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  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

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

  • Lieb Cellars

    Lieb Family Cellars operates its tasting room and produces its wines at The Premium Wine Group (P...

  • Woodbury Vineyards

    Woodbury Vineyards is located in western New York's Chautauqua County, the third largest grape-gr...

  • Pleasant Valley Wine Company

    The Pleasant Valley Wine Company, popularly known as the Great Western Winery, located near the v...

  • 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

  • "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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  • Sheldrake Point Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2005


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

    Wine review by akops41

  • Hosmer Riesling Cayuga Lake 2005


    clean, more sweetness than i would like, but refreshing. cuts through oily food. Read More

    Wine review by akops41

  • Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc 2004


    well balanced. berries and warm coffee flavors make this an easy drinker Read More

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  • New York, NY October 23, 2007Worlds largest wine review site presents unified view for wineSnooth has launched its "My Wines" page which allows users to build and manage their personal wine cellars, maintain wish-lists, track reviews and tasting notes. Users can search results in myriad ways, sort by recent activity, quality/price ratio, or rat... Read More

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  • I recently learned that absinthe, the alluring Swiss spirit of the Belle Epoque in Paris, known for its popularity with artists including Picasso, Oscar Wilde, and Vincent Van Gogh, had returned to the U.S. after a 95-year ban. Outlawed in 1912 because of its supposed hallucinogenic effects (which are reportedly untrue), absinthe is finally lega... Read More

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  • Paumanok Assemblage 2000


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    Wine review by chrisperre

  • Chateau Lafayette Reneau White Blend Finger Lakes Niagara Mist NV


    Creamy, funky (mercaptans?). Very grapy flavor. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Chateau Lafayette Meadow Mist NV


    Sweet, rich, bubblegum fruits. Way too fruity. Tasted at the winery. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

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