Geology of the Wine Country of New York: Rochester to Brooklyn, New York July 20-28, 1989

Geology of the Wine Country of New York: Rochester to Brooklyn, New York July 20-28, 1989

Author(s): Robert H. Fakundiny, Donald H. Cadwell, P. J. Fleisher

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875906416

Online ISBN: 9781118667170

DOI: 10.1029/FT388

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 388.

New York State's 89 commercial wineries produce some of the finest wines of the world. One reason for this is the combination of suitable soils, appropriate climate, fine grape stock, advanced horticultural practices, and sophisticated winemaking techniques. In studying the soils in which the grapevines grow, we will examine the hypothesis that soils influence the characteristics of wines. As in any other scientific endeavor, one must also evaluate other factors that influence the quality of the wine. Thus, between the geologic stops that illustrate New York State's wine?]growing regions, we will review the microclimates, grape varieties, grape-growing practices, and wine-making approaches in each.

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