World-Class Wines.
Hardworking People.

In the Finger Lakes, we take pride in the details. People, place, land, wine. Discover our region and and its story. 

Finger Lakes, New York

New York’s Finger Lakes region has the glacier-sculpted landscapes, ideal microclimates, and gifted winegrowers to produce fresh, vibrant, wines, including world-class Rieslings.

Facts and Resources

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Member of the Trade or Media? Start here with quick facts and links to our most used resources.

Facts and Resources.

Terroir

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10,000 years ago, glacial activity carved out eleven long narrow lakes known as the Finger Lakes located in central New York.

Discover our Terroir.

History

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Established in October of 1982, the Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area) is the largest wine-growing region in New York State.

View the Timeline.

Meet our Members

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Connect with the people and places that make the Finger Lakes one of the great wine destinations on the planet.

Meet our Members.

Varietals

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From Riesling to Pinot Noir to Cabernet Franc, the Finger Lakes AVA’s grow some of the world’s premier grapes.

Learn more about our varietals.

In the News

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Check out the latest Finger Lakes Wine news: Articles, Videos, Press Releases, and more.

What’s In the News?