Cayuga

Specifically designed at Cornell University for the cold-climate conditions of New York State's Finger Lakes region, Cayuga is extensively grown there. This hybrid – a cross between the Seyval Blanc and Schuyler cultivars -- has been embraced by winemakers in eastern states and other frost-susceptible parts of North America. It is hardy, disease-resistant and produces quality fruit. It is known for its very large, high-yielding clusters. Early picking is important to maintain the grape’s acidity, fruit character and floral bouquet often associated with Riesling. Cayuga has proven to be a versatile varietal, capable of producing off-dry white wines, sparklers and, on occasion, even oak-aged table wines.

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  • California

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  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

  • Seneca Lake

    is the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes. With a maximum depth of 600 feet, this 35-mile-long body ...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

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  • Connecticut

    Passage of the Connecticut Winery Act in 1978 sparked a rapid increase in the number of wineries ...

  • Cayuga Lake

    Cayuga was the first individual lake of the Finger Lakes to earn its own AVA stripes back in 1988...

  • Finger Lakes

      The Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York is centered around the Canandaigua (meani...

  • Pennsylvania

      Legend has it that state (OK, technically it was just a province back then) founder Willia...

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