Vibrancy of Finger Lakes wines

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Finger Lakes and the surrounding area. (Charles Feil photo / August 7, 2004)

Vinifera plantings

Riesling

Chardonnay

Cabernet franc

Pinot noir

Hybrid plantings

Aurora

Cayuga

Seyval blanc

Baco noir

Native plantings

Concord

Niagara

Catawba

Elvira

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
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