New York State has six areas that currently define its wine country
The Yankees (not my personal team to root for) are in the 2010 baseball post season again. They are representing a city of nearly 8.5 million people, about 27,900 humans per square mile. Contrast New York City's population with that of Los Angles (nearing 4.0 million) or Chicago (nearing 3.0 million). Ironically, New York State's population is ranked only third most among U.S. states. Still the state would seem to be nothing but a "sea of people". New York State actually consists of a lot of rolling countryside dissected by many river valleys with elevations ranging from sea-level to Mt. Marcy at 5,344 feet. This countryside, I came to find out, has several areas where vineyards and wineries flourish.