New York's diverse landscape mirrors the diversity of the wines--from fruity, aromatic varieties to classic European and French-American wines that blend the best of both worlds. Here's just a sample:
The Long Island Wine Council Trail highlights renowned vineyards and culinary events. Pellegrini Vineyards and Bedell Cellars, international-medal winners, are among more than 40 acclaimed wineries on the coastal North Fork trail.
Four Finger Lakes wine trails—surrounding Canandaigua, Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca lakes—host special events like the Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen every July. In Canandaigua, the New York Wine & Culinary Center highlights New York’s wines, breweries and farms with delicious events and tastings. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail follows the Great Lakes-Seaway Trail, one of New York’s most popular scenic byways.
Cold winter temperatures along the Niagara Escarpment produce world-famous ice wines, made from grapes frozen on the vine. Try them in cozy tasting rooms along the Niagara Wine Trail, near the Falls, or trek the Taste 1000 Islands trail and Adirondack Coast Wine Trail for breathtaking scenery along with fine ciders and beers.
The Hudson Valley is home to over 30 wineries including the nation’s oldest vineyard, Benmarl Winery, and America’s oldest winery, Brotherhood Winery that produces a variety of highly acclaimed beverages from full-bodied Cabernet to crisp Riesling. Fresh, fruity, crisp and refreshing--sip the finest wines in the Empire State and taste New York.