NEW YORK’S WINE REGIONS

New York State has five different names wine regions, they are; Niagara Escarpment,

Lake Erie Region, Finger Lakes Region, Hudson River Region, and the Long Island

Region.  New York State as a whole is the third-largest wine producing region in the U.S.

New York has over 240 wineries that specialize in Rieslings, Cabernet Francs, and Chardonnays.

The wine regions span over 500 miles from eastern Long Island to western border of Pennsylvania.

Nine areas have been designated “viticulture areas”, three on Long Island, and in the Finger Lakes,

Hudson River, Niagara Escarpment, and Lake Erie.  New York is considered a cool climate area and

has a similar latitude to the European areas of Burgundy, Champagne and German.  New York has

35 different varieties of grapes grown. Here is a list are some of the grapes grown;  Baco Noir,

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga White, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Concord,

Delaware, Diamond, Gewurztraminer, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Niagara, Pinto Noir, Riesling, Seyval

Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, and Vignoles.  Some New York wine facts: #2

Grape Juice producer, #3 in total grape acreage, 1,384 grape growers, 32,000 acres of vineyards,

#3 wine producer in U.S.  Some of the better known wineries are Pellegrini Vineyards, Bedell Cellars,

Brotherhood Winery, Prospero Winery, Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Chateau Frank,  and Dr. Frank’s

Vinifera Wine Cellar.

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