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 »

Varietals Produced in New York View all

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Eagle Crest Vineyards

    Eagle Crest Vineyards was originally founded as O-Neh-Da Vineyard in 1872 by Bishop Bernard McQua...

  • 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...

  • Benmarl Winery

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

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Warm Lake Estate

    The cellar store at Warm Lake Estate is open 7 days for wine tasting, purchasing the highest rate...

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New York on Snooth

  • Arbor Mist Cherry Red Moscato NV

    Snoothrank: cough syrup. Sweet but sour Read More

    Wine review by mec2973

  • Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended ... ... best, Muscadet estate. The New York Times calls the wines “Exceptional”. The Wine Advocate calls Pépière “one of the most consistently outstanding sources of Muscadet and as such a purveyor of some of the wine world's most outstanding values.” And if you peruse t... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the ... the ... Eric Asimov in the New York Times (Currently on-line, in the print edition this Wednesday) by offering our full selection of these great and affordable wines from our favorite producers. Please note some recent arrivals to Chambers Street, including two y... Read More

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  • Yep. It would be really interesting to see some kind of notification when the ... or Oregon or Washington or New York or wherever they're from.It may be a few years but I think the wines from the US are increasingly interesting and I see a future when the $15 wines are not overwhelmingly industrial blends. OT will keep us filled in!  &nbs Read More

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  • Brotherhood Holiday Spice


    Sweet bitch moscato rose Read More

    Wine review by Ms Candice R4

  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Sure enough, that one is hard to find.There is a pretty neat web site called ... ... is 67 Wine in, surprise, New York City.  It appears that you can order it from 67 Wine.  Try this link: question, of course, is whether you can accept shipment in your state.Good luck.&nbs Read More

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  • Atwater Estate Vineyards Riesling Dry 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by meganeh

  • Shalestone Vineyards Red Legend


    No written review

    Wine review by meganeh

  • Idol Ridge Winery Dry Riesling 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by meganeh

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