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 ...

  • 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

  • Taylor Family Vineyards

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

  • Wolffer Estate

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

  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars

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

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

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

  • Shalestone Vineyards

    Established: 1995 Owners: Rob Thomas and Kate Thomas Vineyards: 6.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon...

  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms

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

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  • Hi everyone.  This is my first post on the boards.  My wife and I are ... wines as well. We are from New York and want to focus on visiting smaller distribution wineries whose wines are harder to find out here.  We are looking to bring back a combination of wines to drink now and to save (though we have limited storage space in the city).  Pric... Read More

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  • As it happens I have three bottles of Vidal icewine in my apartment's wine ... ... I have had Canadian and New York Ice Wine that others have poured. My daughters like such wines, so there will be no doubt they'll get consumed. These are all 375s, while the eiswein and sauternes and tokaji and port and sherry and madeira, etc. I've bought in ... Read More

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  • Manischewitz Winery Concord Grape Wine Kosher NV


    No written review

    Wine review by christophersisk

  • Incredible dinner, one of the, if not best wine dinners I've attended. I ... your advice Dave, with the New York + Lobster Tail, and it paid off. I was the last one with food, well into the night.This was one of those tastings where everyone declared wines in advance. There was a '78 mentioned, though I paid little attention. After all, many w... Read More

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  • Well, guess they have a bit to learn!  ;-)Hey, I'm hungry. With all ... ... cocktail and the bone-in New York steak with lobster tail add-on. Wouldn't eat the steak until the lobster was done, and might even ask for them to bring in 3 courses.Nice to live vicariously!  Enjoy, JD...&nbs Read More

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  • Then, if you want to break the budget, there's always the 1996 Quinterelli ... budget. Chambers Street in New York is a much better option than Total Wine for well selected and even aged bottles of wine from the Piedmont, amongst other areas. They'll ship to LA, no problem.You should also try some good sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino, Chian... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help with selecting a nice...

  • Tonight we are excited about Halloween - it has already begun with kids ... ... live simulcast at the MET in New York.  I'm talking about Tannhauser.  It was interesting but I did dose off a few times.  Anyway, Sandra really enjoyed it on her first day of retirement (not official until tomorrow though).  The wine for tonight?  A very nice, and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Village Tavern in Hammondsport, NY, is known for having vintage wines. You also ... ... organization, or the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, which may know about the former owners. You also could search on Facebook for Finger Lakes wine groups. That said, Arcadian was never one of the big wineries, so you may have no luck.&nbs Read More

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  • Fox Run Cab Fr/Lemberger


    No written review

    Wine review by MRSBCO

  • Merritt Estate Winery Chautauqua Blush NV


    Sweet garbage, some people like this kind of thing Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

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