New York winemakers make us proud in every vintage. More than ever, they are producing stellar wines that rival the best of the Old World.
Read on for our overview of the major New York wine regions, or go straight to the sale now.
The Hudson River Valley was first planted in 1677, making it home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. In addition to international grapes like Chardonnay, Riesling, and Cabernet Franc, the region also grows a number of French-American hybrids.
Whitecliff Vineyards Awosting is a blend of two such hybrids: Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. Made in the Hudson Valley by a consistently brilliant producer, this white is full of tropical fruits and minerality. It’s also an excellent introduction to the world of New York wine.
Long Island is a major grower of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Winemakers have found that the island’s maritime climate, especially on the North Fork, is ideal for growing Bordeaux grapes. Our #1 pick of the week is a dry, vibrant, captivating, fun rosé, made by the North Fork’s Shinn Estates.
The Finger Lakes region is known mostly for its whites, such as the delightful Rieslings and Gewürztraminers that are often made into sweet late-harvest or dessert wines.
These days, there are some fantastic dry whites coming out of the Finger Lakes as well: for proof, try the creamy, lush Atwater Estate Pinot Gris.
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