About Our Land
Knapp Winery is located in the Cayuga Appellation of Upstate New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region.
Finger Lakes wine country is home to over a hundred wineries and is North America’s premier cool-climate region. Why is this important? Understanding that wine is about a certain place- its soil, its climate and its proximity to water, can help to enhance your appreciation and wine enjoyment.
The lakes in our region strongly impact the growing seasons. In the spring, the lakes provide cool air that delay flowering and thus protect the vines from spring frosts. In the summer, cool air ripples through our vineyards and contibute to the safekeeping of vibrant flavors in our grapes. In the fall the warmed lakes from the summer heat protect the vines from early frost. Cool climate wines have certain characteristics-- vibrant fruit, low alcohol and acidity. These particular qualities create mouth-watering, delicious wines.
There are certain varietals that stand out in our region and none better than Riesling. The Finger Lakes wine region produces world-class Rieslings and Knapp Rieslings have won many awards. Here at Knapp you will be also be able to sample Gewurztraminers, Lembergers, Chardonnays, Merlots, Sangioveses along side French-American Hybrids such as Seyval, Baco Noirs, and more. We are sure you will find more than one variety that excites you --vintage after vintage, proving that cool-climate wines are extra-ordinary!