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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  • As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, trips to “Wine Country” ... north from Watkins Glen, and Cayuga Lake (25), the longest of all the lakes at just under 40 miles.During my first trip to the Finger Lakes a couple of years ago, I focused on the traditional wineries, those that have been making wine in upstate New York for generations. I wa... Read More

    From the article This world-class wine region was in my backyard.

  • Flag Hill Cayuga White 2005


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  • Montezuma Winery Red Blend Cayuga Lake Fat Frog Red NV


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  • Riesling could be eclipsing Chardonnay as a go-to white wine grape for wine ... ... – Lakes Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka – insulate vineyard areas from the extremes of winter and summer. This region lives with the threat of frozen vines, so an early ripening grape variety like Riesling is a natural choice. Nearby Cornell University has a fantast... Read More

    From the article Why Riesling is a Zeitgeist Wine

  • To go off a bit on a tangent since I have your attention lol just wondering if ... Catawba, Niagara, Diamond, Cayuga White, Sweet Concord? There are some folks who can't get enough of this, to me they all taste the same but they drive me nuts trying to hunt down particular ones that have more variation in labels than taste profile. Believe it ... Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • So I've gone back into my Cellar Tracker tasting notes and found just a ... B-day (Hosmer Cabernet Franc Cayuga Lake). Looks like I need to procure another Chinon, a Saumur, hunt down a CF dominant wine from Bordeaux and have a CF tastin Read More

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  • I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is...  To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More

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  • Super light reds sometimes get a poor reputation with serious wine drinkers, ... ... Hosmer Cabernet Franc, Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, New York  Cathrine Todd is an MW student in New York City. She is shortlisted for the Roederer 2015 Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, and her blog was a Wine Blog Awards' finalist for Best New Wine Blog. Visit... Read More

    From the article Why You Should Take Super Light Red Wine More Seriously

  • Buttonwood Grove Winery Blackberry Briar Cayuga Lake


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