Nature meets wine

The geography of the Niagara Escarpment and surrounding area have a unique climate that is one of the warmest in New York State due to proximity to the Great Lakes and the Escarpment itself, which traps warm air currents from Lake Ontario. The dolomitic limestone soil of the Escarpment and the gravel silts near the lakeshore, along with a moderate climate, are ideal for growing grapes and a wide variety of fruit. The Niagara Escarpment was officially recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2005 and the larger "Greater Niagara" region is one of the fasting growing wine regions in the state.

Niagara Escarpment and Greater Niagara Region

Juice and wine grapes.
Acres within Official Area
Acres of Vineyard
Bonded Wineries
*General Vicinity
Growing Season
205 days
Grape Production
4,648 tons
Moderating Influences
Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario, sloping land, well-drained soils.
Leading Varieties
Traditionally Native and French-American varietals with European varietals coming on.
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