Source: 2006 National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
By the numbers
1829: Year the Rev. William Bostwick plants first vineyard in Finger Lakes region
1982: Year the Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area was established
4,000: Square miles encompassing the Finger Lakes AVA
96: Bonded wineries in the Finger Lakes AVA
2: Number of AVAs inside the Finger Lakes AVA: Cayuga Lake (1988), Seneca Lake (2003).
Source: The New York Wine & Grape Foundation