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!
NY is home to some of the most diverse terroir in the world. There are eleven main viticultural areas, however the two main wine growing areas are: Finger Lakes - with a cooler continental climate (similar to Ontario); and Long Island - with a more moderate maritime climate (similar to Bordeaux). 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. Whether paired or enjoyed on their own these wines are a great way to expand your passion for quality wines. 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 meet the winemakers in a series of virtual tastings, visit sipstoronto.com/newyorkstateofwine to purchase tickets for the New York State of Wine Virtual Tastings Series featuring many great winemakers and wineries.
Get into a 'New York State of Wine'
Spring 2021 Virtual Winemaker Tastings
· All tastings start 6:30pm (30-45 min total)
· All wines come with a Cheese Boutique charcuterie pairing (Veg/Vegan
· Complimentary delivery right to your door!
· All tastings are $55 + HST
· Savings of $50 if you book all 5 tastings in the series
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Christopher Tracy of Channing Daughters, joined by Anna-Christina Cabrales of Independence Wine & Spirits will be tasting the 2019 Scuttlehole Chardonnay and joining us from Long Island. This tasting is ideal for the adventurous wine lover or anyone who enjoys learning more about Chardonnay!
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
Eric Frarey of Heron Hill Winery, joined by winemaker Jordan Harris will be tasting the 2017 Heron Hill Reserve Pinot Noir and joining us from the Finger Lakes. This would be a great tasting for those interested in Sustainable and Eco- Friendly winemaking practices.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
Roman Roth will be joined by an exclusive Housewife of Long Island and together tasting the Wolffer Estate ‘Summer in a Bottle’ Rosé! Gather your friends virtually to enjoy a glass and find out why this is a must have in your picnic basket this summer!
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Join Colleen and Sebastien Hardy the USA/Australian power couple behind the Living Roots label in urban Rochester, NY. They will be tasting their 2019 Pét- Nat Cayuga White.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
Join our Master Sommelier duo, Winemaker Christopher Bates and guest Jennifer Huether, in a fun but deep dive into all things red blend. They will be tasting the 2016 Element Winery Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Red.This is a seminar for a wine geek - or anyone interested in minimal intervention, innovation.
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 taste and discover.
Super Wine Girl Wine List
Heron Hill Pinot Noir Reserve Finger Lakes 2017
Wölffer Estate Summer in a Bottle Rosé 2020 Long Island
Living Roots Pétillant Naturel Cayuga White 2019 Rochester
Channing Daughters Scuttlehole Chardonnay 2019 Long Island
I love NY Red NV Hudson Valley NV
Wagner Vineyards Riesling Select 2017 Finger Lakes (sweet)
Hosmer Single Wheel Riesling 2017 Finger Lakes