chautauqua County wineries
The Heinert family offers sweet and dry fruit wines from their 70-acre farm on the shore of Lake Erie. In the summer, their almost four acres (around 1800 bushes) of ripening blueberry bushes are the homestead's hub of activity . . . read more.
Wine can be no better than the grapes from which it was made. This concept is the basis of the centuries old estate or chateau wine making traditions of France and Germany. An estate winery which uses only grapes grown in its own adjacent vineyards has several advantages that no large winery can match and this is true of the Johnson Estate Winery. Grapes have been grown on the Johnson Estate for well over a century, and the Johnson Winery, established in 1961, is now the oldest exclusively estate winery in New York State. Every vintage is a "handcrafted?¯" limited production, and the entire vinification process, including the crushing, pressing, fermentation, aging, and bottling occurs on the estate under the Johnson Family's direct control - in the "Chateau Tradition . . . read more.
One of the newest wineries in the region, the creation of its wines started nearly 150 years ago when the first vineyards were planted . . . read more.
Situated along Lake Chautauqua, Mazza Cellars was established in 2005 and is focused on creating fine wines and distilled beverages. In addition to a winery, there is also a distillery - the only one in Western New York . . . read more.
Merritt Estate Winery was the first farm winery organized in Chautauqua County under regulations signed by Governor Carey in 1976. The original homestead has been in the family since the late 1800's . . . read more.
A family owned and operated Farm Winery sitting on breathtaking ridge overlooking Lake Erie . . . read more.
Offering two different product lines, the Garden label and Reserve label, their retail area is located in a 127 year old three story barn. The ample stone cellar serves as a unique tasting room, while the main floor houses the rustic, elegant restaurant . . . read more.
With grapes grown since the late 1800's, the Roberian Winery has strong family ties to the productive gravel ridge where the Haggerty Family first grew concord grapes in Sheridan, NY in the late 1800s . . . read more.
Set in a 100 year old farmhouse, the tasting room and gift shoppe offer an old world charm. Classical music plays in the background as you enjoys a tale and description of each wine as you sip and enjoy . . . read more.
Sparkling Ponds mission is to produce high quality wines by incorporating the lakeshore’s bedrock, minerals and brisk climate . . . read more.
Current owners Mark and Barbara Lancaster bought the wine estate from the Vetter family in October of 2003. Mark has over 20 years experience in the wine industry and Barbara has been in the business since 2000 . . . read more.
Founded in 1999 by late retired Lake Shore School teacher Jim Emerson, along with 15 other winemakers, Willow Creek Winery sits on 26 scenic acres not far from Lake Erie, just outside Silver Creek, NY in beautiful Sheridan, NY . . . read more.
Woodbury Vineyards winemaking tradition began over twenty-five years ago and offer everything from Chardonnay and Merlot to Niagara and champagne . . . read more.