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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  • 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...

  • Concord

    Concord started out as a chance hybrid between vitis vinifera and vitis labrusca. It was first introduced in 1843 by ...

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

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company

    Welcome to the Thirsty Owl Wine Company Thirsty Owl Wine Company is one of Cayuga Lake’s newest ...

  • Wolffer Estate

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

  • Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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

  • Damiani Wine Cellars

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

  • Arcadian Estate Winery

    he idea... run a fun family winery that produces great wine! Situated in the heart of Upstate Ne...

  • Oops Wines - Schwartz Olcott Imports

    There’s a good reason the Merlot of Chile doesn’t taste like other Merlot. Many are not entirely ...

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  • Historically the northern frontiers of Greece. Huge interaction with it. Where ... from Dr. Frank in upstate New York, but I've yet to try i Read More

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  • Hi everyone-Though I have lived in Oregon for the past 27 years, I started this ... in Paris, London, Germany, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Idaho, Wyoming, the Miami area, and soon, in Australia and Minneapolis. And more. My web page is www.kelleyfoxwines.com. The "Burgundian" shirt in the photo was given to me by my dear, dear friend, Thiebault... Read More

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  • Taylor N.y. State Golden Sherry NV

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    I like this about as much as the port and tawny port. I would have given it a full 4 of 5 but it has too much bitter on the aftertaste. I tried their cream sherry and it went down the drain, it had a awful taste of burnt rubber.It has a good balance of acidity and sweetness with the flavor of bourbon and raisins.Tastes much like meiers 44 cream ... Read More

    Wine review by bullgill


  • Arbor Mist Mango Strawberry Moscato 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Krbenavides


  • We don't have any envy, out here, Al.  Keep the snow.One of Mrs. ... ... can't tell if I'm in New York City or at the Oscar awards ceremony.&quo Read More

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  • Adirondack Winery Pinot Noir NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Numismatist


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, DD.  We hope you enjoy your stay and share ... from California, Washington, New York or Germany.  Again, there can be a lot of stylistic differences between Rieslings.   They could be bone dry or they can be very sweet.There really are no shortcuts.  You have to try a lot of wines to see what you like.  I would say... Read More

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  • Crush from New York. Though it was the email from Envoyer (small efficient discount retailer out of South Orange County) that has me thinking. Read More

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