New York

New York has 4 main wine-growing regions: the Lake Erie AVA, the Finger Lakes AVA, the Hudson River Region AVA, and the Long Island AVA. The regions are home to approximately 212 wineries. The wines made in New York typically include Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 50-plus wineries at the east end of Long Island are easy to reach when you follow the green winery signs. And in Upper State New York, the Finger Lakes Region is known for world-class Riesling and other northern European grape varietals.

Notable Wineries

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Cellars

Visionary Dr. Konstantin Frank was so convinced that classic European vinifera grapes could grow in New York’s Finger Lakes region, he founded Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars to prove it.

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Rooster Hill Vineyards

Inspired by the beauty of Keuka Lake and its wine country, Amy and David Hoffman traded their briefcases for farm equipment and started Rooster Hill Vineyards nearly a decade ago.

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Wagner Vineyards

Bill Wagner, founder of Wagner Vineyards, has long been respected as a pioneer grape grower, vintner, restaurateur, and most recently, microbrewer in the Finger Lakes region.

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White Springs Winery

Intending to divert the chance of erosion on a sloping piece of his farm, Carl Fribolin planted 13 acres of grapevines in 2003, thereby founding White Springs Winery.

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