The are several wine producing regions in New York state, most notably Finger Lakes, North Fork of Long Island, Lake Erie, Hudson River Valley and Niagara Escarpment. Finger Lakes Wine Region, Located in the heart of New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, this American viticultural area is strongly influenced by the deep glacial lakes that gave the area its name. Deep with sheer cliffs, temperatures remain cooler in the summer and milder in the winter. The best grape growing takes place around the lakes Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. This area boasts almost 10,000 acres of vines, a growing season of over 200 days, and 120 bonded wineries. The best varieties grown here include rieslings, chardonnays, sparkling wines, ice wines, and pinot noir. When we think of the Finger Lakes Region, we think of Germany and not surprisingly great Rieslings, crisp and delicious sparkling wines, austere Pinot Noirs and luscious ice wines.