New York is home to around 450 wineries that grow grapes and make wine throughout the state and on Long Island.

    New York's commercial wine industry dates back to the early 1800s. In fact, the nation's oldest, continuously operated winery started in 1829 in the Hudson Valley.

    Let's explore the list of New York wineries and their wines.

    Bully Hill Vineyards just outside of Hammondsport in the Finger Lakes of New York.

    Where to Find New York Wineries

    Some wineries sit within an hour's drive from New York City, and you'll find many exceptional producers a bit farther off the beaten path. Here's what you should know:

    • Finger Lakes – This grouping of 11 large glacial lakes has more than 140 wineries and several of the most representative producers in New York.
    • Long Island – Nearly 100 wineries sit on the eastern side of Long Island on the North Fork and in the Hamptons area. This is a rustic wine country destination area.
    • Hudson River – More than 50 producers, farms, and cideries specializing in many white varieties and cold climate grapes as you move North.
    • Great Lakes – Lake Erie and Lake Champlain grow multitudes of native and hybrid varieties. Niagara is small but with a growing presence of red and white wines.
    New York Winery Facts
    • There are around 450 wineries in New York state.
    • Most New York wineries produce less than 5,000 cases of wine per year.
    • There are 35,000 acres of vineyards in New York, with 5,000 of these acres dedicated to Vitis vinifera grapes (e.g. Cabernet Franc, Riesling, etc.)
    Selected New York Wineries

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    18 Wines

    Damiani Wine Cellars Verified Organization

    Situated on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region, Damiani Wine Cellars is committed to producing bold and beautifully nuanced wines that evoke the terroir of the region. Visit us for an unforgettable wine experience any day of the week, we’d love to share our passion with you. Existing within the unique microclimate of the Finger Lakes is a subclimate known throughout the region as the “Banana Belt.” This 9-mile stretch on the eastern side of Seneca Lake runs north from Burdett through Hector to Valois, and is typically warmer than surrounding areas. These warmer conditions result from the vast depth of the lake, constant airflow from the lake, and the western facing slopes that capture the sun at the hottest times of day – the afternoon and evening. Due to its depth, it is extremely rare that Seneca Lake freezes over in the wintertime. The lake retains and gradually expels the warmth of the water gained in the summer months, which aids in inhibiting vine destruction that may result from the harsh winter temperatures.

    Red Blend
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc Blend
    Pinot Grigio
    Cabernet Franc

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