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 ...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

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  • Pleasant Valley Wine Company

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

  • Mogen David Wine Co.

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

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

    The Pellegrini Family traces its heritage in winemaking to the early 1900s when brothers Nello an...

  • Bear Pond Wines

    Bear Pond Winery is located 14 miles south of Cooperstown, NY and 3 miles North of I-88 We are...

  • Oops Wines - Schwartz Olcott Imports

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

  • Pindar Vineyards

    Wine has enchanted poets for centuries, and for good reason: like poetry, good wine can be an ...

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