New York has many wine growing areas, and because of its continental climate, many of the grapes planted are American vines and French Hybrids. In New York, wine lovers will still find ample plantings of Syval Blanc and Vignoles, which are generally used to produce some fine dessert wines. Despite this, there are some international varieties planted successfully, especially in the most important New York wine region: the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes produce delicious white wines made from Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Chardonnay and has been successful with cool climate red varietals as well.
"Bright, with pretty honeysuckle and quinine notes out front, followed by brisk Meyer lemon, white peach and jicama flavors. Shows good cut on the racy finish."
"This still slightly off dry Apfelwien has its roots in Germany and Austria. We blend Stayman- winesap, Granny Smith, Fuji, Golden Delicious with a touch of winter banana apples. Serve chilled."
"This wine is juicy and bright, offering pristine apple and lemon flavors. Concentrated and lush on the palate, it's balanced by a shower of lemon-lime-like acidity and crushed-stone minerality."