I leave for Wine Bloggers Conference 2008 Friday morning, but it almost feels like I’m already there because Melissa Dobson and I have been working with wineries from throughout New York to compile a bunch of New York wines for us to pour while we’re in Santa Rosa for the event. There are still a few stragglers coming in, but we’ve finally been able to finalize most of the wines that will be available.

From the Finger Lakes, we will have:

  • Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars & Chateau Frank 2007 Gewürztraminer
  • Sheldrake Point Vineyard 2006 Riesling
  • Hosmer Winery 2007 Vintners Reserve Riesling
  • Fox Run Vineyards 2006 Reserve Riesling
  • Fulkerson Winery 2007 Reserve Riesling
  • Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Reserve Chardonnay
  • White Springs Winery 2007 Gewürztraminer
  • Miles Wine Cellars 2002 Milestone
  • Rooster Hill Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling
  • Shaw Vineyard ’07 Sauvignon Blanc
  • King Ferry Winery-Treleaven Wines 2007 Gewürztraminer
  • Wagner Vineyards ’07 Riesling Ice
  • Ventosa Vineyards 2007 Tocaice Iced Wine
  • Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Heron Hill 2005 Ingle Vineyard Riesling
  • Atwater Estate Vineyards 2007 Vidal Blanc
  • Anthony Road 2006 MRS Vignoles  Berry Selection

And, from Long Island we’ll have:

  • Bedell Cellars 2006 Reserve Merlot
  • Bouke Wines 2007 Red Table Wine
  • Castello di Borghese 2006 Estate Chardonnay
  • Channing Daughters Winery 2007 Tocai Friulano
  • Lieb Family Cellars 2007 Pinot Blanc
  • Long Island Meadery Traditional Honey
  • Macari Vineyards 2004 Bergen Road (red blend)
  • Martha Clara Vineyards 2005 5-0 Red
  • Palmer Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Chenin Blanc
  • Peconic Bay Winery 2001 Oregon Hills Reserve Merlot
  • Raphael 2002 First Label Merlot
  • Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc
  • Shinn Estate Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc
  • Sparkling Point 2004 Brut
  • The Grapes of Roth 2007 Riesling
  • The Lenz Winery 2001 Old Vines Merlot
  • Waters Crest Winery 2005 Campania Rosso (red blend)
  • Wolffer Estate 2004 Cabernet Franc

Most of these wines are samples coordinated by me, Melissa and a couple different regional associations. Several did come from my own cellar and both Melissa and I have paid to ship the wines cross-country ourselves.

As I said…more wineries keep offering to ship wine out, so this list will likely grow. And, several wineries offered more than one wine and if I have room in my suitcase for them, there will be even more.