Things to do in Chautauqua County, Chautauqua County: The Best Food & Drink

October 27, 2021 Moriah Teneyck

Whether you love sailing, touring wineries, or exploring Amish country, this picturesque region has something for everyone. In summer, Chautauqua County lures you with its five lakes including the Lake Erie shoreline, as well as dynamic arts and cultural programming at the Chautauqua Institution. In winter, abundant snows make it perfect for alpine and cross-country skiers. Any time of year, visit Jamestown and discover tributes to Lucille Ball, Roger Tory Peterson, and Robert H. Jackson.

1. Enchanted Mountain Spirits

137 Water St, Jamestown, NY 14701 +1 716-483-4673 [email protected] http://www.enchantedmountainspirits.com/
Excellent
100%
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 3 reviews

Enchanted Mountain Spirits

We are a New York State Farm Distillery located in Jamestown, NY. We produce Knockboy Poteen, Knockboy Vodka and O'Connor's Mamma Juana. We have a tasting room that serves our signature cocktails, with house-made simple syrups. We offer Tastings and Tours.

2. Lake Erie Wine Country

24 Wineries Between Silver Creek, NY and Harborcreek, PA, Silver Creek, NY +1 877-326-6561 [email protected] http://www.lakeeriewinecountry.org
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Lake Erie Wine Country

Relax, Refresh, Unwind…Experience Lake Erie Wine Country, located on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Erie in both Pennsylvania and New York. Explore 24 unique wineries, quaint villages and beaches nestled among rolling hills in the midst of 30,000 contiguous acres of luscious grape vineyards. Lake Erie Wine Country begins in the town of Harborcreek, PA and continues eastward for almost 50 miles to the town of Silver Creek, NY. Visit our wineries to peruse gift shops and sip, swirl and savor the true taste of our region. Most wineries are open year-round, seven days a week and they host exciting events all year long!

Reviewed By Cowboy2014

All of the wineries I have visited exhibited the the finest of hospitality , cleanliness and value . Being a fan of dry reds I would dare say the best I have ever experienced. The views of the vineyards along the lake are nothing short of breath taking , Ill be back

3. Merritt Estate Winery

2264 King Rd, Forestville, NY 14062-9703 +1 888-965-4800 http://www.merrittestatewinery.com/
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Merritt Estate Winery

Reviewed By F4484XNmikej - McGraw, United States

We would like thank you for supporting our event during our NYSOWA 2019 Fall Conference held this past weekend. Your well-crafted wines are greatly appreciate in helping our event with the special touches that help to make our conference memorable for all that attended. Many of us have visited your winery and truly enjoy your wines! Our gaggle of outdoor writers and communicators had a great time enjoying the seven valleys of Cortland County and all that it offers and we thank you for helping to make that happen! -Mike Joyner, NYSOWA Past President, 2019 Fall Conference Chair

4. Willow Creek Winery

2627 Chapin Rd, Silver Creek, NY 14136-9760 +1 716-934-9463 [email protected] http://www.willowcreekwines.net
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Willow Creek Winery

One of New York's Finest Farm Wineries Women owned & Family operated! Willow Creek Winery is nestled in a Historic 1800's Rustic Farm House with picturesque setting of willow trees, waterfalls, a pond and grape vineyards. Our wines are hand crafted on site. We offer over 20 different wines ranging from oak-aged drys, blends, semi-sweets, sweets, carbonated sweets, smooth-sipping cream sherry, along with our famous specialty chocolate wines, Chocolate Temptations, Chautauqua Chocolate and our newest addition Chocolate Peppermint Patty! We invite you to stop in to our relaxing tasting bar and sample our award-winning wines today. Large groups,buses and limos are welcome by appointment. We are less than 1 hour from Buffalo, NY or Erie, PA. The peoples winery, Voted Buffalo's Best Winery - 2018.. Where you come as a stranger, and leave as a friend!

Reviewed By patbU6063UR

We had a fantastic time! It was filled with wonderful wine, music, ambiance and food. Our server Beth was perhaps the most fun part of our visit. She is the best and added so much to our enjoyment. We recommend this place and If Beth is your server you are in for a treat.

5. Southern Tier Brewing Company

2072 Stoneman Cir, Lakewood, NY 14750-9779 +1 716-763-5479 http://www.stbcbeer.com
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Reviewed By Dina23 - Florida, United States

Even with COVID restrictions in place, lunch was really enjoyable. There is plenty of outdoor seating and room to spread out.

6. Johnson Estate Winery

8419 West Main Rd. Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787-9748 +1 716-326-2191 [email protected] http://www.johnsonwinery.com
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Johnson Estate Winery

The oldest estate winery in NY, established in 1961. Producer of over 40 award winning European classic, American Heritage, and dessert wines made from estate-grown grapes. On over 100 acres of scenic vineyards overlooking the shores of Lake Erie we ensure outstanding wine quality by controlling every step of the grape growing and wine making process, from bud to bottle. ***PLEASE NOTE: We are currently providing tastings. To respect social distancing guidelines, we have reduced the number of customers whom we can serve inside the winery. When not tasting wine, we ask that you wear a mask and maintain six-foot distances from those not in your party. We apologize that we cannot accept groups greater than four, nor limo or bus groups at this time. We continue to offer online orders of wine as well as curbside pick-up of both wine and craft-distilled spirits.

Reviewed By PittNicole - Erie, United States

This place is consistently one of our favorite wineries! The have such a great variety of wines, everyone is sure to find something they like!

7. Woodbury Winery & Vineyards

3215 S Roberts Rd, Fredonia, NY 14063-9417 +1 866-691-9463 [email protected] http://www.WoodburyWinery.com/
Excellent
63%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Woodbury Winery & Vineyards

Home of the "Best Chardonnay in the Northern Hemisphere" (Intervin 1988), Woodbury has been producing exceptional wines since its inception in 1979. Woodbury continues to produce top quality wines right here in the largest grape growing region East of the Rockies! Come explore our fun, casual tasting room where you can "Sip & Shop" the many NY artisanal handcrafted Food Products, local Works of Art, & other Wine Gift Items, including Gift Baskets! Join us in our updated Wine Lounge/Media Center, where you can sit and relax at a comfortable sofa or chair while sipping a glass of wine. A variety of movies, board games, wine publications, local papers, etc. are available for your enjoyment! Outdoor lawn games, including Volleyball, Badminton, Bocce Balls, are also available in the warmer months. Conveniently located just off the "beaten trail", less than 3 miles (5 minutes) from I-90 (New York Thruway), and just 3/4 mile South of Route 20, this is a stop you won't want to miss!

Reviewed By Trail04607217622

Terry was a terrific host and we loved trying all of the different wines as well as the slushies. You MUST try the slushies, they are the best you will find on the trail. SO GOOD!

8. Sparkling Ponds

10661 W Lake Rd, Ripley, NY 14775-9794 +1 716-736-4525 http://www.sparklingpondswinery.com
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Sparkling Ponds

9. Noble Winery

8630 Hardscrabble Rd, Westfield, NY 14787-9756 +1 716-326-9463 http://www.noblewinery.com/default.asp
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Noble Winery

Reviewed By Seyval

This is one of the friendliest winery with a great variety of wine. All the staff and friendly and will answer questions about the area and the grapes. Everyone should stop in and check out the spectacular view, great wines and fun times.

10. Liberty Vineyards Winery

2861 Rte. 20, Sheridan, NY 14135 +1 716-672-4520 http://libertywinery.com/
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Liberty Vineyards Winery

Reviewed By F4484XNmikej - McGraw, United States

We would like thank you for supporting our event during our NYSOWA 2019 Fall Conference held this past weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed your well-crafted wines and greatly appreciate your helping our event with the special touches that help to make our conference memorable for all that attended. Many of us have visited your winery and very much enjoy your wines. Our gaggle of outdoor writers and communicators had a great time enjoying the seven valleys of Cortland County and all that it offers and we thank you for helping to make that happen! -Mike Joyner, NYSOWA Past President, 2019 Fall Conference Chair

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