Pennsylvania's moderate climate and rolling terrain provides some of the best growing conditions on the East Coast.

The Lake Erie 'Premier' Wineries

Johnson Estate Winery

"Grown, Vinified and Bottled in the Chateau Tradition.”


Wine can be no better than the grapesfrom which it was made. This concept is the basis of the centuries old estate or chateau wine making traditions of France and Germany. Mazza VineyardsAn 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. Read more

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

Mazza Chautauqua CellarsOne of Western New York’s newest wineries.

It is also its only distillery, where wine is transformed into brandy and the region’s delectable fruits are concentrated into healthful eau de vie, “the essence of life.”

Mazza Cellars

Established in 2005 and opened in 2006, the distillery at Mazza Chautauqua Cellars is the first in the region. The hand-crafted Christian Carl copper pot still was imported from Germany and is designed specifically for the production of artisan spirits such as Eau de Vie and Grappa.
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Mazza Vineyards

Mazza Vineyards

Joseph Mazza left his 40 acres of sloping terrain planted with figs, chestnuts and vineyards in Calabria, Italy, in 1954 to make his home in the United States..

Today, Joseph's son Robert and his wife, Kathie, carry on the family tradition at Mazza Vineyards in North East, Pennsylvania, one of the premiere wineries in the Lake Erie Wine Region.

Mazza VineyardsYou would expect the winery to offer an Italian vintage, but the region is more suited to Germanic varieties. So, from the very beginning, they set out to make exceptional wines in the Germanic style. ... read more.

Penn Shore Vineyards

Penn Shore

Penn Shore Vineyards was established in 1969 as the first farm winery to open after the 1968 Enabling Legislation.

Today, the winery flourishes, offering tours and tastings all year round.

Penn Shore VineyardsPenn Shore produces a wide variety of wines including flavors from the local Native American community and the French Hybrids, as well as Premium Sparkling wines ... read more.

 

Presque Isle Wine Cellars

Presque Isle

One of the owners pioneered in growing European wine grape varieties in the area.

Presque Isle Wine Cellars opened in 1964 and are located in a beautiful wooded area beside Presque Isle VineyardsTwelve-Mile Creek, which affords a lovely place for picnics and enjoying the area in and around the creek. Read more.

South Shore WIne Company

South SShore

Originally established in the early 1860's.

Recently re-established by the Mazza Family in 2007, the South Shore Wine CompanyMazza Vineyards is one of the oldest wine brands in the Lake Erie Region.... read more.

Willow Creek Winery

Willow Creek Winery

Discover and enjoy the finest wines of Western New York State.

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.

Mazza VineyardsBring the family and spend a day relaxing at Willow Creek Winery. This year is the 10th annual Willow Fest and it's sure not to disappoint. Each year the festival gets bigger and better for the three day extravaganza. With jam packed events for the kids and adults; you'll find an assortment of food and drink, various craft vendors, carnival rides and games, along with a lineup of live music. Don't miss out on the largest fireworks display in New York on Friday and Saturday night of Willow Fest.
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