Tour the Lake Erie Grape Belt’s more than 30,000 vineyard acres along a 50-mile Lake Erie wine trail.
Including 23 wineries known collectively as Lake Erie Wine Country in Chautauqua County and neighboring Pennsylvania.
Growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State’s total annual grape harvest, which is then used in products sold in more than 35 countries around the globe. Concord grapes (best known for the production of jelly, jams, juices, and, yes - wines) have made their mark on the region for generations. In fact, Chautauqua County is the largest U.S. grape-cultivating region east of the Rockies and the largest global Concord growing region. Niagara grapes, another of the Labrusca variety, are also plentiful in the Lake Erie Grape Belt.
Learn more at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield, NY.