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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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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...

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

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

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

  • Benmarl Winery

    Wine has become very important to Americans. We are becoming a country of mealtime wine consumers...

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

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

  • 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...

  • Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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

  • Heron Hill Winery

    Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into...

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  • Manischewitz Blackberry Ny

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    Wine review by AndeyMc


  • Manischewitz Blackberry Kosher for Passover NV

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    One of the few "red" wines that doesn't give me a headache. My family has been drinking this since I can remember. Very smooth and sweet, but not overbearing. Read More

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  • Ortega (named for Jose Ortega y Gasset - a Spanish follower of ... ... ... it is sometimes seen in New York State, Ontario and British Columbia.  I have tasted eiswein made with Ortega, and with the appropriate addition of sucrose, it makes a decent quaff.Having said these less-that-flattering remarks, let me say that most grapes in the hands... Read More

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  • Can't help find those wines from the past as I didn't drink them, but ... do acceptable sweet ones - New York and Michigan for example. Trump does it in Virginia. And also there's some from Ontario Canada.Good luc Read More

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  • California Sauterne.  Wow.  Talk about a blast from the past.I do ... from Washington, Oregon and New York that, if you find them, might be worth your checking out.Good luck.  Keep us updated on your finding Read More

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  • One other difference for the Finger Lakes:Current drought map for New York State. Orange is bad. Red is very bad. Supposedly worst since record taking began 16 years ago. Finger Lakes environs are starting to look like Paso Robles hillsides in August. Only green apparently is in watered planters and flower pots. Read More

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  • Hello folks,  I have some wines I would like to sell privately. I was ... ... direction.I am located in New York, dsisolano@live.com  Vineyard/WineryVarietyVintageColorQuantity on HandChateau Hut-BergeyBordeaux2009 caseDomaine de ChevalierBordeaux2010blanccaseChateau Lafleur-GazinBordeaux2010 caseCarrudes de lafiteBordeux2006 caseChateau Cos d... Read More

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  • Greg, was aware of that about New York even before I was old enough to understand that retirement might some day be a reality for others than my great grandparents. Not that anybody out West would consider it an option and I suppose they felt sorry for those benighted Easterners. Hell, Florida didn't even have a Disney facility back then. But I ... Read More

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  • August 12 NYC Rosé Rooftop Crawl Register ... 18th Floor, Penthouse, New York, NYNightlife impresario Richard ‘Ric’ Addison's 5000 square foot Monarch Rooftop Lounge NYC offers impressive indoor and outdoor areas with spectacular views of the Empire State Building and the New York skyline. The Monarch provides each visitor with top nightlife fe... Read More

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  • Rioja in the 21st Century. 11 Top Wines from Spain A Sit Down Tasting with ... ... South & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003  T. 212-777-5684 Ticket Price: $39Experience the best wines in Spain and learn about them from an expert!On Sunday August 7 we are going to taste 10 of the top Reserva, Gran Reserva, Single Vineyard, Rosé, and White Rioja w... Read More

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