New York has been recognized as this year’s number one wine region by Wine Enthusiast magazine. From the well-known vineyards in the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley areas to the wineries along the North Fork of Long Island, the honor presented this week to Governor Andrew Cuomo, recognized the quality and diversity of wines, as well as the growth of wine regions in New York. In total, the Empire State is home to more than 37,000 acres of vineyards and 375 wineries statewide.
And according to Wine Enthusiast, this year’s recognition is a comeback award.
“The New York wine industry has made a remarkable comeback in the past thirty years in terms of the quality of wines, number of wineries, and economic impact,” said Adam Strum, Publisher and Editor of Wine Enthusiast. “All of those positive indicators have accelerated tremendously during the past four years, making New York State one of the most vibrant and promising wine regions in the world.”
See which New York wineries made The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Wineries list here.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi