One of the best kept secrets in the wine world is that New York State has a vibrant and world class wine industry. From the Reislings of the Finger Lakes, to the Merlots of Long Island to the dry red Marquettes of the North Country, New York is growing and making world class wines. Don’t take our word for it, Wine Enthusiast magazine named New York State its Wine Region of the Year. To celebrate, Wine Enthusiast and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation have partnered to…

Victory View Vineyard, owned by Mary and Gerry Barnhart, continues to grow and gain attention for its award-winning wines. “We’re doing something different – making wine only from northern grapes we grow right here on our farm. Thanks to ‘buy local’ community support and growing recognition of our wines, we’re experiencing steady growth,” says co-owner Gerry Barnhart. The Barnhart’s commercial vineyard began with just a quarter acre of marquette vines planted in 2008. Since 2010, the Barnharts have slowly expanded their vineyard adding maréchal foch, la crescent, lacrosse…