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The Empire State is making waves – Wine Folly Releases New York Wine Region Guide

Wine Folly, the leading digital wine education platform, has announced the launch of the New York State Wine Region Guide, the first comprehensive digital guide to the New York wine region.

This 9th wine region guide showcases the state of New York with over 400 wineries. All participating wineries are now directly benefiting from Wine Folly’s consumer reach of over 20 million wine consumers globally.

3500 wineries have been featured in Wine Folly Wine Region guides thus far.

“Wine Folly Wine Region Guides are the best way for consumers to discover new wine regions and wines,” said David Gluzman, CEO of Wine Folly. “We’re very excited to share New York State as the latest wine region added to Wine Folly as we continue to expand this modern way to learn about wine regions and their wines.”

Valerie Ross, Director of Programs & Marketing, New York Wine & Grape Foundation said “We are so proud to see the New York Wine Region Guide launched today! Thanks to Wine Folly and our partners at Long Island Wine Country and Discover Long Island for making this possible. We look forward to introducing New York’s distinct regions to Wine Folly’s worldwide audience of passionate wine enthusiasts.”

“We are excited for the launch of the Wine Folly New York Wine Guide which showcases the world class wines, winemakers, and diversity of styles that comprise the wine regions of New York,” said Shelby Hearn Ulrich, Vice President of the Long Island Wine Council. “Long Island Wine Country, along with our partners across the state—New York Wine & Grape Foundation and Discover Long Island—celebrate the continued growth, innovation, and global recognition of New York wines.”

“Discover Long Island is thrilled to see Wine Folly’s first ever New York guide come to fruition thanks to our partners at Long Island Wine Country and New York Wine & Grape Foundation. This invaluable guide offers much more than a taste of our award-winning wines – it helps elevate awareness of our incredible region, encouraging visitors to discover Long Island’s vineyards, charming villages, farm stands, Great Gatsby-inspired Mansions, and world-class beaches,” said Kristen Reynolds President & CEO, Discover Long Island.

Fun facts about New York

  • 35,000 acres (14,100 ha) are under vine, 15% are Vitis vinifera vines.
  • Riesling is the most planted Vitis vinifera grape.
  • There are over 400 wineries in New York state.
  • From New York City, you can be in two different wine regions in under two hours.
  • Latitude in New York ranges from 40-45°N; Bordeaux has a latitude of 44°N.
  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas have inhabited New York for over 10,000 years.
  • New York has 11 different AVAs.
  • The longest continuously running winery in America can be found in New York.

Despite being the 27th largest state, New York is one of the largest producers of wine after California and Washington state. And despite being just 330 miles (530 km) north to south and 283 miles (455 km) east to west, New York has 11 different AVAs and a unique range of grape varieties, climates, and histories.

Wine Folly has one more Wine Region Guide releasing in 2022 and is currently finalizing their slate for 2023 and 2024.

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About Folly Enterprises Folly Enterprises are the people behind the Wine Folly (winefolly.com) and Global Wine Database (gwdb.io) brands. We’re focused on producing compelling user experiences and products that have a significant impact on the wine industry.

Wine Folly connects people to wine. Through online discovery, people connect with the stories and people who are making great wines. The site offers educational products, engaging content, and a web portal to a progressive, knowledge-driven wine culture. Global Wine Database is a platform for wine data. Specifically, accurate wine information sourced directly from wine producers globally. Accurate information helps the industry at every level from farm to table.

About the New York Wine & Grape Foundation  The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. We endeavor to ensure that New York State is recognized as the world’s premier region for cool and cold climate viticulture. Learn more at www.newyorkwines.org

About the Long Island Wine Council The Long Island Wine Council is an industry association dedicated to achieving recognition for Long Island as a premium wine producing region and as a desirable travel and tourism destination. Learn more at www.liwines.com

About Discover Long Island Discover Long Island is the region’s official destination marketing and leadership organization charged with furthering the destination’s thriving visitor economy. The organization ensures Long Island’s coveted quality of life, thriving industries, and dynamic destination offerings are promoted on a global level, furthering economic development and spurring visitation to this world-class destination. Learn more at www.discoverlongisland.com  

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New York Wine & Grape Foundation

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy.