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 ...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

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

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

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

  • Anthony Road Wine Company

    Anthony Road Wine Company (ARWC) is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the soils and cli...

  • Shalestone Vineyards

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

  • Wolffer Estate

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

  • Pleasant Valley Wine Company

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

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New York on Snooth

  • Red Tail Ridge Chardonnay Sans Oak 2015

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  • Forwarding address in the US (New York?) I'd imagine. You gotta have connections...I'm currently looking for someone in Pennsylvania, anyone know anyone? Read More

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  • Well, my wife and M-I-L were born in Debrecen. Some hearty reds with decent cut ... at least once.I'll be in New York just before Halloween, maybe worth a visi Read More

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  • Pretty awesome sale out of Morrell in New York, where Eric Guido now works and reviews wines, etc. Rang him up today as I noticed one of his recommendations was on the landing page and was a wine I had in mind to buy anyway, 2012 Giacomo Fenocchio Cannubi @ $40. Aside from that went with an assortment of burgs, quite a few young singletons to gi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Join us for a spectacular tour of Greek wines led by the leading Greek wine ... the best Greek restaurant in New York. More information and RSVP at http://www.wineny.com/top-greek-wines.htm Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting in New York: Best...


  • Wine Lovers of NYC is proud to offer an exclusive guided tasting of the three top red wines of Italy: Brunello, Barolo and Barbaresco. Guided by Camacho Vidal, a leading Italian wine expert, Camacho will talk in details about each wine and pair it with Italian cheeses and coldcuts. A former banker, Camacho has been in the wine business for more ... Read More

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  • Well, please tell us about some of the Finger Lake wines from New York.  I have a few friends that really enjoy white wines from that region, although my wife and I are mostly red wine drinkers.  I have not heard much about Corsican wines (south of France, right?) so please provide more information about that too. Read More

    Forum post in the topic JUST AN INTRODUCTION


  • Manischewitz Blackberry Ny

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  • 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

    Wine review by AndeyMc


  • 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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