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We are back with our Best Of Upstate New York quests, and we want to know: Which is the best vineyard in Upstate NY? You can nominate your favourite place in the commentaries below, or by annotating our Facebook items using the form. No nomination will be accepted by e-mail, telephone or mail.
We do not accept nominees by e-mail, telephone, letter or Facebook messages. Make sure to state the name and whereabouts of your favourite vineyard. They have until Sunday, September 10, 11:59 pm to appoint wineries. Most nominees will be selected in a survey of semi-finalists from their Upstate NY area.
Once the jury members have been selected, we will be sending them to every town. Soon after, the winner - the jury's favourite and the readers' vote - will be topped.
New York's best winery: View the first nominations
We are back with our Best Of Upstate New York quests, and we want to know: Which is the best vineyard in Upstate NY? Have you not seen your favourite vineyard? You can nominate your favourite place in the commentaries here, or by annotating our Facebook items using the form. Williams Hill Road, Keuka Park.
Upstate New York Wine Tasting
Coming from the western side, the Finger Lakes area is a good starting point. Finger Lakes is one of the best wine-growing regions in the United States. It is known for its high class Riesling, which is available in either dried or sweetened form and even as a cider.
The acclaimed wineries in the Finger Lakes region are Dr. Konstantin Frank, known for the production of Riesling from Germany, and Steingutweineweine, which produces outstanding Riesling as well as high-quality Vidal, Gewürztraminer and Vidal Ice vines. Whereas the Finger Lakes are known for outstanding whites, Standing Stone is a pioneer in the production of a high-quality redwine from the Saperavi-grain.
The Saperavi is an old vine variety, originating from the Republic of Georgia, a winegrowing area with a cool climat. This variety has adjusted well to the cool climates of the Finger Lakes to create an age-appropriate vine with fruity aromas and a hint of cigar. The Ledge Rock Hill is a small vineyard hidden in the Adirondack Mountains hill.
This is the first estate to make an award-winning redwine made from bunches of vines cultivated within the Adirondack Park. Marquette is another type of chilly vine that has won a number of medals. The Ledge Rock Hill's Marquette won the silver at the San Francisco Chronicle International Wines Competition 2015.
It has a velvet mouthfeel that reminds of Pinot Noir, but with fruity aromas of dark fruits, oak influence of tobaccos and vanillas, with a persistent after-taste. Both Saperavi and Marquette put New York on the map for noble reds, there is certainly a hinterland winemaking tradition that will delight every taste.