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New York

Tome Summary: Information on the wine regions in and around New York.
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    The History of New York Winemaking

    New York was one of the first states to cultivate grapes. Vineyards were developed on Manhattan Island during the mid 1650s. Upstate New York saw the development of the temperance movement that eventually led to Prohibition. The Farm Winery Act of 1976 as well as the pioneering work of Charles Fournier and Dr. Konstantin Frank led to the rebirth of the New York wine industry. Read Now
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    Long Island AVAs

    The Long Island American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are found within the Long Island area of New York State. The success of Vitis vinifera in the Finger Lakes region led to the development of Long Island winemaking in 1973. The Long Island region has three AVAs, The Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA and The Hamptons, Long Island AVA. Read Now
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    The Finger Lakes AVA

    The Finger Lakes American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are located within Upstate New York between Rochester and Syracuse. The Finger Lakes AVA takes its name from the various lakes found within the region. Dr. Konstantin Frank's successes with cultivating Vitis vinifera changed the attributes of Finger Lakes wines. AVAs in the Finger Lakes region include the Finger Lakes AVA, the Seneca Lake AVA and the Cayuga Lake AVA. Read Now
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    Lake Erie, Hudson River Region and Niagara Escarpment AVAs

    Additional grape growing regions exist outside of the Finger Lakes and Long Island American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The Lake Erie AVA produces double the amount of grapes as the Finger Lakes AVA. The Hudson River Region is noted as the oldest wine growing area in the United States. The Niagara Escarpment AVA is the smallest wine growing area of New York State. Read Now

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