New York is one of the oldest and largest wine producing states within the U.S. and vies for the lead in quality cool-climate wine production. New York wineries began experimenting with native, hybrid and vinifera grapes in the mid-1800s, and New York currently ranks among the top five states with regards to the amount of wine produced. New York wineries, similar to Virginia wineries, tend to produce wines that stylistically fall somewhere between big, bold, high-extraction new-world wines and old-world style wines that tend to have lower alcohol content, higher acid levels and more herbaceous and other non-fruit flavors. New York wineries are primarily located on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley, along the Niagara Escarpment, and in the Finger Lakes region. Scroll down to find New York’s best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists New York wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of New York’s best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The “All New York Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of New York wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in New York wine country.