A brief history
Located in the city of Ithaca, on the inlet of the south shore of Cayuga Lake, Ports of New York is a small artisanal urban winery where Meleau™ Specialty Wines and Quotidian™ Table Wines are produced. 100% of the grapes - Vinifera and hybrids - are grown in the Finger Lakes AVA.
Frédéric Bouché, owner and winemaker, comes from a long line of winemakers in France. His great great grandfather owned vineyards in the Buzet appellation of the Bordeaux region. His great grandfather started a successful winery, known as Maison Bouché, in the Calvados appellation of Normandy. Growing up, Frédéric worked with his grandfather and was trained in the family techniques that he still uses today. In 2003, Frédéric started Ports of New York in the Finger Lakes region of the United States.