The oldest winery in New York, in fact, the oldest winery in America is just a couple of hours away from Buffalo.

We have tons of amazing wineries here in Western New York but a simple car ride can whisk you away to the oldest winery in the state and America.

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Brotherwood Winery according to its website was the winery was founded in 1839 which is about 20 years before the start of the United States Civil War.

Brotherwood Winery offers several different varieties of wine at their vineyard. From Red Wines to Cabernet Sauvignon, to Spice Wines, Brotherwood Winery offers something for every one of the legal drinking age.

You can check out all their offerings HERE.

Now if you don't want to make the trek down to Brotherwood Winery there are lots of options here in Western New York. Check out a list of area wineries here in the area.

Ten Thousand Vines Winery
Pellicano Vineyard Hamburg Winery
Chateau Buffalo
Grapevine d’Vine
Savage Winery
If you decide to head North there are lots of choices up in Lewiston and Niagara Falls as well. Check out these wineries in the Northern part of Western New York.
Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery
Honeymoon Trail Winery
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc.
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Spring Lake Winery & Cafe
Niagara Landing Wine Cellars

So whether you are looking for a roadie or a staycation here in Western New York, there are plenty of wine options for you to enjoy.

By the Glass, You Cannot Go Wrong at These 13 Upstate New York Wine Bars

Wine bars are spreading across Upstate New York rapidly. Not necessarily bars in the traditionally sense, or corner saloons, or cocktail lounges, but wine bars which focus mainly on the many varieties of wines from around the world.

Of course Upstate is no slouch when it comes to wine, with the Finger Lakes wineries now grabbing many of the headlines at wine expos and competitions around the country. But local wine producers, even the very small ones, are starting to nudge into the pack of award-winning vinos from coast to coast

Here is a list of 13 great wine bars. They all serve food and many of them have the word "restaurant" in their name, but as you will see, the wine is the superstar at all of these fine Upstate New York places.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

These 12 Awesome Wine Trails Criss-Cross The Whole of Upstate New York

Over the last decade or more, the wine industry in Upstate New York has exploded. Today there are over 100 wineries across our region. Some of them are big, corporate wineries and vineyards. Others are smaller "mom-and-pop" wineries in out-of-the-way rural places. All are excellent.

Upstate New York has a 12 full-fledged wine trails to offer visitors. These "trails" are organized to maximize a wine lover's experience in Upstate New York. The trails on this list cover the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Adirondacks, Central New York, Finger Lakes, and Western New York regions.

Each entry has a link to the trail itself. Enjoy!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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