New York State - Winery Weddings
Courtesy: BashaKill Vineyards
A Winery Wedding in one of New York State’s pictureque vineyard settings! Nestled along waterways and grand lakes in the company of historic villages, some 225 wineries enhance areas of rural charm in the six regions described below. Of the six , the majority of wineries are to be found in the Finger Lakes, Hudson River Valley, and Long Island viticultural regions. The remaining wine-countries are in the burgeoning wine countries of Central New York/Lake Ontario, Lake Erie/Chautaqua, and the Niagara Escarpment.
Winery Wedding Guide has searched through the six regions to provide a complete list of New York State wineries able to host your Winery Wedding day. With a click, you are on your way to finding the perfect, unique, romantic and celebratory winery-wedding venue.
The Finger Lakes - eleven long and narrow, finger-shaped lakes - has long been known as a rural, relaxing, scenic, sparkling get-away haven in the heart of Upstate New York. Along with natural beauty, picturesque small towns and amazing fall foliage, it is New York’s largest wine-producing area. The lush vineyards of more than 100 wineries are largely centered around Seneca and Canadaigua lakes with a few scattered near the shores of Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock. In addition to providing a venue for a memorable and unique winery-wedding, the area is a fabulous region to explore as a honeymoon destination
Photo: Courtesy Three Brothers Winery/Orion Photography
York State's wine production began in the 17th century with Dutch and Huguenot
plantings in the Hudson
Valley/Catskills region, making it one of America's most historic
viticultural areas. Today, nearly three-dozen wineries are located in the
environs of the river's steep palisades and westward into the Catskills.
Designated a National Heritage area, the Hudson River Valley welcomes in every
season, from the soft blooms of spring to the brilliant colors of fall.
Photo: Courtesy Oak Summit Vineyard
Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the longest and largest island in the contiguous United State. Known for its affluence and high quality of life, most of Long Island’s 43 wineries are located in the quiet beauty of eastern Suffolk County’s North Fork, where grapes have overtaken land traditionally farmed as potato fields. Wineries,
too, are to be found in the South Fork, known for its beach towns, including the world-renowned Hamptons, and for Montauk Point, home of Montauk Point Lighthouse at the eastern tip of the island.
Photo: Courtesy The Old Field Vineyards
Central New York/Lake Ontario wineries and
vineyards are multiplying rapidly in this relatively new viticultural region,
with most centered around the cities of Syracuse and Utica.
The Chautauqua/Lake Erie area, long known for its vast vineyards providing fruit for juice and jellies has evolved into a small number of wineries turning to the production of wine.
The Niagara Escarpment, the state's newest, officially recognized area, is conveniently located but one-and-a-half hours from Rochester, a half hour from Buffalo and minutes away from Niagara Falls. All three regions are quickly taking their place among New York's picturesque and bucolic wine-producing regions.
Photo: Courtesy Hunt Country Vineyards