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 ...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • Merritt Estate Winery

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

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

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

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Ann grew up in Rochester, New York and the New York City suburbs of New Jersey; John grew up in t...

  • Bear Pond Wines

    Bear Pond Winery is located 14 miles south of Cooperstown, NY and 3 miles North of I-88 We are...

  • Woodbury Vineyards

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

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

    Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning w...

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  • Taylor N.y. State Golden Sherry NV


    I like this about as much as the port and tawny port. I would have given it a full 4 of 5 but it has too much bitter on the aftertaste. I tried their cream sherry and it went down the drain, it had a awful taste of burnt rubber.It has a good balance of acidity and sweetness with the flavor of bourbon and raisins.Tastes much like meiers 44 cream ... Read More

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