New York state is one of the most diversified wine regions in the United states. New York's cool northern climates makes it a great location to produce not only dry still table wines but sparkling wines as well. New York has four major producing regions, Hudson River Valley, Finger Lakes, Lake Erie and Long Island. One very interesting fact about New York viticulture is just how diverse it truly is. New York boasts having the most acreage planted in native American grapes. A total of around fifty varieties of grapes are grown in New York, whereas ten to fifteen are grown in commercial quantities. There are approximately 35,000 acres of grapes in the state but the majority goes toward grape juice not wine. The state's four major wine regions are farily distant from one another, they all share cool weather and proximity to water which brings about a stabilizing effect upon the environment around them.