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...

  • 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

Popular Wineries in New York View all

  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

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

  • Millbrook Winery

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

  • Warm Lake Estate

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

  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms

    Like a great love story, wine takes time to develop. The sun shines. The grapes ripen. The harves...

  • Mogen David Wine Co.

    Mogen David is an American fortified wine with an ABV of 13-20%, and is the “pride of Westfield...

  • Manischewitz Winery

    Manischewitz® is a name steeped in tradition, and our commitment to tradition is reflected in our...

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  • Mo-Mo NV


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    Wine review by CageyT

  • Merritt Estate Winery Chautauqua Blush NV


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    Wine review by mark

  • Gee I wonder if the Hell’s Angels will be there. They would be so cute ... - 9:00 PMHarley-Davidson of New York City374 Broadwaynew york city, new york 10013Join VIN12, "The Mobile Tasting Room" for the debut of the NYC wine event series. Big Grapes Meet Big Bikes, there will be over 20 specially selected wines from California, Oregon, Washing... Read More

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  • Welcome NewJames,Greg T knows New York.  I'm sure he could tell you the good places to check out for good values.Can you tell us what you like (so far)? Read More

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  • Well, the Germans do like to include the various titles. As you get them, you ... more likely to find one from New York, Michigan, Idaho, etc. I'm going to try a Montelena if I can ever find one.&nbs Read More

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  • Thanks for keeping us up to date...still no Gaja in the cellar for me. I should ... me.Anyhow, I'll be in New York in a few weeks and will try to poke around as many good wine shops as I can. I'll miss GdP, as he's traveling, but hope to connect with Eric Read More

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  • Taylor Tawny Port Premier NV


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Pleasant Valley New York State Sparkling Burgundy . United States New York NV


    Needs more fermentation, but not a bad effort. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010


    White peach and yeasty aromas with green apple and unripe pear on the nose. Bubbles are quite strong and even a bit astringent, with more green apple and pear, golden berries, peach and lemon zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Red Blend 2012


    Tasted out of the 3L box. Blackberry and black cherry aromas. There's a bit of cooked plum and blackberry, bramble fruit and a bit of cassis. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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