What Makes New York Wine Special

When you think of winemaking in the United States, your first thought might be California, but did you know that New York State is actually one of the best winemaking regions in the country and is on its way to being one of the best in the world? Read on to see why New York wine is so special. 

The Winemakers 

Many people view New York as a new winemaking region, but did you know that New York is actually home to the oldest winery in the country? Brotherhood Winery in the Hudson River Region was established in 1839, with several other wineries emerging in the Finger Lakes region in the 1860s and 1880s. New York has a rich history of winemakers that have helped the industry grow to the successful level it is at today. Winemakers in New York have come from all over the world, and they’re not afraid to experiment. As a result, there’s a variety of grapes grown in New York that you won’t find anywhere else, like the Lemberger grape or the Cayuga White. 

The Diverse Regions 

New York wine doesn’t all come from the Finger Lakes. The state actually has 11 American Viticultural Areas that span across the world’s “wine belt.” The most well-known regions being the Finger Lakes, Long Island, and Hudson River Region. Each region has its own distinctive climate and soil. The varying climates mean that New York can produce a wide range of wines. We’ll have wine from all over the state at this year’s festival like Coyote Moon Vineyards from the Thousand Islands, Three Brothers Winery in the Finger Lakes, and Warwick Valley Winery in the Hudson River Region. 

The Stories 

Every winery in New York has a unique story. Some have been passed down through families for generations, and some have been breaking barriers in the 21st century. Take a look at our presenting sponsor, Adirondack Winery. Started in 2008 as one of the first micro-wineries in the country, Adirondack Winery tells its stories through its labels. Stunning images of the Adirondacks printed on unique colorful labels printed by festival sponsor Niagara Label take people back to the picturesque region no matter where in the world they’re drinking the wine. 

It’s no secret that we have a love for New York wine, and we hope that you can experience some of it for yourself at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival this June. Click here to see the amazing New York wineries we already have lined up and click here to buy tickets for the event of the summer! 

Tickets for the festival are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets and enter code BLOG20 at checkout to take 20% off!
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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Adirondack Winery

Partner: Warren County Tourism | Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks

Platinum Sponsors: Adirondack Broadcasting (Exclusive Radio Station) Lake George Outlets (Official Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Sponsor) Mannix Marketing (Official Digital Marketing Provider) North Country Subaru (Official Transportation Sponsor) | Adirondack Safari (Official VIP Cabana Sponsor) The Post Star | Saratoga Water (Official Water Sponsor & Entry Line Shade Tent Sponsor) | Taste NY/Adirondacks Welcome Center (Official Wine Glass Sponsor)