Membership Benefits Orientation for Growers & Wineries [Webinar]
You are invited to join us for our Membership Benefits Orientation. Over the past year we have learned that the value of membership in the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) has different meaning to each of you. Some members value promotional and marketing programs, some value access to cost savings on wine lab testing and wine competition entries, while many members place tremendous value on the Foundation's role as a a voice for the wine and grape community in the halls of New York state government.
This session will provide you with:
- An update on our new logo, mission, vision and strategic objectives
- An update on current programs, new pricing for members and how you can take advantage of benefits and savings
- Policy update from our Executive Director
We will generally have about 30 minutes for the presentation with additional time for questions, comments and suggestions for future programming.
We look forward to having you join us!
- Sam Filler, Executive Director
- Valerie Ross, Director of Programs & Marketing
- Paul Brady, NY Wines Brand Ambassador
- Julie Purpura Hosbach, Education & Member Services Manager
NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting @ The Rainbow Room
If you've been meaning to take a trip to the wineries of the Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara region, North Fork or the Hudson Valley but haven't had the time, consider letting them come to you instead.
The 9th annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting will offer over 200 wines from almost 50 wineries across the state at The Rainbow Room, high atop Rockefeller Center in New York City. A quintessentially New York institution, the Rainbow Room has welcomed guests for over eight decades in an opulent, glamorous and iconic destination. In addition to wine, there will also be a spread of New York cheeses and charcuterie with artisan breads and sweet butter.
In addition to Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and Long Island wines, you'll also be able to sample some made as far away as the Niagara Escarpment region of Western New York.
The Trade Tasting portion of this event will be held from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The Consumer Tasting portion of this event will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Registration begins soon: Stay tuned for the link to buy tickets!
New York Wine Classic Winners: Dinner Event @ Orto
About this Event
The 34th Annual New York Wine Classic competition (the "Oscars" of New York Wines) was held on August 6-7th, 2019. A highly skilled, international panel of judges reviewed almost 900 wines from across the state - and now it's your chance to try the best of the best!
Join us for an expertly crafted five course meal paired with wine, including the best white wine, a 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown from our esteemed “Winery of the Year” Wagner Vineyards of the Finger Lakes region will be poured and paired for you to enjoy along with other Best of Category winners from Long Island.
- Winery of the Year & Best White Wine -Wagner Vineyards, 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown paired with lightly smoked crisp skin arctic char, with cauliflower puree, and hazelnuts.
- Best Chardonnay- Lieb Cellars, 2018 Chardonnay paired with salt roasted celery root, rosemary pear puree and toasted farro mushroom jus.
- Best Rosé Wine -Coffee Pot Cellars, 2018 Rosé paired with beet gnocchi, brown butter, goat cheese creme and poppy seeds.
- Best Cabernet Sauvignon -The Lenz Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with tender braised veal, green wheat roasted carrot.
- Best Merlot -Clovis Point Vineyard, 2015 Vintners Select Merlot paired with roasted saddle of Colorado lamb, goat cheese polenta rabe.
- Dessert: Brown butter cake, fig gelato
NY Drinks NY
NY Drinks NY celebrates New York wine during a month-long promotion in March, organized by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation promoting all wineries and grape-growers in New York State. The Foundation's strategic goal is to have the New York grape and wine industry recognized as a world leader in quality, productivity, and social responsibility. New York ranks third in wine production nation-wide and the wine industry contributes $4.8 billion annually to the state's economy.
DISCOVERNew York Wines
Welcome to New York Wine Country, home of five major wine regions covering nine officially recognized appellations blessed with fertile glacial soil and ideal grape-growing micro-climates.
The third-largest wine-producing region in America, New York has hundreds of wineries that are making international waves with their award-winning Rieslings, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, and other varieties. For fine wine lovers, New York has it all.
An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, United States Department of the Treasury.
The 6 major AVAs are shown below. There are also smaller AVAs in the Finger Lakes Region (Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake) and on Long Island (The Hamptons and North Fork of Long Island).
The New York wine industry is one of the most diverse in the entire wine world. We want to help our wineries, retailers, wholesalers, and potential customers inderstand a bit more about the riches we have to share.
The New York wine industry is a major engine of economic development, generating well over $13.8 billion in economic benefits to New York State annually. Wineries—which mean new investment, new jobs, new tourism, and new taxes—have spread from the traditional regions to places never envisioned as wine regions. While some statistics, like vineyard acreage, grow slowly, the number of wineries changes nearly every week. This section includes a photo gallery, statistical reports on the wine industry, a link to a special program in New York City, and several other helpful links and resources.