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 ...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Johnson Estate Ltd

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

  • Millbrook Winery

    John S. Dyson is a pioneer in the global wine industry, an innovator in site-specific planting...

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

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

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

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

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

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

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New York on Snooth

  • Manischewitz Concord Grape Kosher for Passover 2007


    I bought a bottle while shopping at the supermarket. I am an avid wine drinker mostly Cabernets and Syrah's. I was pleasantly surprised with this as being sweet, grapey and absolutely wonderful. Small sips are very gratifying Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis

  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Noir Dry Rose NV


    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT

  • My friend has no trouble finding work in movies, but his family obligations ... ... a couple articles in the New York Review or do online study of the latest forensic developments, or (gasp!) get back on these forums.  You guys (and sadly it's almost all guys again) are still more entertaining than formula dramas. I'm the rare guy who has read... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?

  • Mogen David Red Grape 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by wiktria

  • Arbor Mist White Zinfandel Exotic Fruits Premier NV


    Cheap wine. No body at all. My wife bought it and in her defense, it was her first time buying any kind of alcohol. Good only with pizza. Read More

    Wine review by YasserShaikh

  • Arbor Mist White Zinfandel Exotic Fruits Premier NV


    Fruity, refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by ashleykatelyn516

  • Michel Torino Malbec Don David Reserve 2001


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    Wine review by amina316

  • Fox Run Vineyards Chardonnay Doyle Family Vineyard 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • They work fine for me. These people are internet challenged. It's about ... Linked to Migraine, says the New York Times, which also reported that wine makes more acid in your stomach than hard liquor, causing problems for the reflux-inclined. 1991:The French Paradox strikes! Morley Safer dedicates his 60 Minutes segment to the theory that drin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vilifying wine

  • (Sometimes I swear someone is paying EMark by the post.)Anyway Deb... my blogger colleague Jeff wrote a mammoth piece about the North Fork last year. Here's a link to the 3rd part, which contains tasting notes and some recommendations for specific wines. If you are interested in reading more about the wineries you can click on parts 1 and 2 at t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Long Island

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