Not many people know that New York has some of the finest wine growing regions in the United States, which are in many ways reminiscent of the Napa Valley.


New York’s finest wineries deliver high quality products that are just as good as any you will find in the marketplace. In this article, we list some of the best wine vineyards in New York to visit in 2017. So let’s get started!


Hunt Country Vineyards

The Hunt Country Vineyards belong to the historic Keuka Lake Wine Trail.  This traditional winery is family-owned and spread over a vast area. It produces as many as 24 different wines and boasts of a spacious tasting room. The wines produced at Hunt Country Vineyard have won dozens of awards in major national and international competitions.


Visitors will like going on a long walk around the trails here. There are many great spots for a quiet picnic with family and friends. The Harvest Festival, which is held here every year, is a popular event. There is a lot of entertainment to be found here at Hunt Country Vineyard.


 Spring Lake Winery

The Spring Lake Winery is located in the western New York area, and is one of the most prominent vineyards on the Niagara Wine Trail. Spring Lake produces some of the finest Merlot, Zinfandel and Chardonnay wines you will find anywhere. The Rieslings wines produced here are exceptional.


The winery is spread across a vast are of close to 80 acres, with plenty of space for private outdoor tastings. There is a lake that flows besides the winery, which is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway, or a family picnic. 


There’s a vintage train from the 1940s that takes you to this winery. It starts at the town of Lockport and takes you through the vast Niagara region.  You will certainly enjoy your visit to this very traditional and yet elegant vineyard, which represents the best of New York.


Red Newt Cellars

Red Newt Cellars has been around for over 15 years and is located in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. Red Newt is known for making some of the finest wines in New York and has won many awards such as the 2011 Winery of the Year from the Wine & Spirits Magazine.


Visitors are treated to a spectacular three-course meal and the wine tastings are done in a brightly lit, spacious area. Food tasting events such as the Cooking Class Series are held every week here at Red Newt, presided over by some of the finest chefs in NY.


Jamesport Vineyards

Jamesport Vineyards is a popular family-owned and managed vineyard run at the Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, in the North Folk area of New York. It has been around since 1981, and covers an area of over 60 acres.


This traditional vineyard produces wines of the finest quality such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The quality of the grapes grown at the Jamesport Vineyards is exceptional. The wines produced here have won several awards in competitions in the United States and abroad.


Hope you enjoyed reading this. There are many other popular vineyards in New York worth a mention such as the Bully Hill Vineyards, Standing Stone Vineyards, Brotherhood Winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, Duck Walk Vineyards and Paumanok Vineyards. We will be sure to cover them in detail at some point, so watch this space!