Did you know New York was one of the first US states to grow grapes and produce wine – and is home to the oldest continuously operating winery in the country? The industry has grown and evolved since 1839, and now has over 450 wineries!
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NY is home to some of the most diverse terroir in the world. There are two main viticulture areas: Finger Lakes – with a cooler continental climate; and Long Island – with a more moderate maritime climate. With over 40+ grape varieties including Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc, it’s easy to find a wine that suits your palate. Looking to explore? Try an emerging style of sparkling called Pétillant Naturel or an exciting five grape blend rosé
New York wines display subtlety, depth, and layers of flavour that deliver an intriguing complexity with satisfying results – whether paired or enjoyed on their own. These wines have earned hundreds of national and international awards for their elegance and subtle nuance.
New York wine is nothing without the passionate pioneers who make it. Winemakers plant roots in New York for its unique scope of opportunities. They share a commitment to the craft and community with a warm collaborative spirit.
To further explore the wines of New York, visit LCBO.com – New York Wines Destination Collection and LCBO Vintages to pick up a bottle.
To meet the winemakers, visit www.sipstoronto.com/newyorkstateofwine to purchase tickets for the New York State of Wine – Virtual Tastings Series