Area Attractions

 

 We have lots of stuff for you to see and do. Young or old, you will find something here for everyone!

Wineries:

Map of Chautauqua Wine Trail

BitterSweet Retreat is located, just off, the Chautauqua Wine Trail.

Lake Erie Wineries-in Chautauqua County, Western New York are also collectively referred to as the Chautauqua Wine Trail.

http://chautauqua-wine-trail.com/

 

21 Brix Winery:

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6654 west Main Road Portland, NY 14769

21 Brix Winery- where it all comes together. We offer something for everyone with our distinctive wines created fro family-owned vineyards. 21 Brix is surrounded by grape vineyards and cherry orchards, which provide a beautiful backdrop to enjoy finely crafted wine. Come and visit our spacious tasting room, sample our wines and browse our gift shop. Large groups, buses and limos are welcome; an appointment is appreciated. Experience the newest addition to Lake Erie Wine Country!

Arrowhead Wine Cellars:

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12073 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428

Since 1998, owners Nick and Kathy Mobilia have been producing internationally recognized award-winning wines using only the finest European, Native and Hybrid grapes, mostly grown on their 250 acre farm. We boast one of the region’s largest winery gift shops, featuring unique gifts from around the world. Plenty of free parking and fully handicapped accessible. Hours: 10-6 Mon. -Sat.; Noon -5 Sun. Winter and Spring hours vary. Closed some Holidays.

www.arrowheadwine.com

Blueberry Sky Farm Winery:

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10243 NE Sherman Road, South Ripley, NY 14775

Blueberry Sky Farm is the area’s only all fruit winery. The small winery proudly makes high quality old fashioned wines. Blueberry, elderberry, dandelion, honey, rhubarb, plum, raspberry and more are available for tasting. The farm also makes unique cooking wines such as tomato, garlic, and jalapeno. Wine jelly and vinegar made with farm grown herbs are also for sale. Organic blueberries are available July and August. Hours: May- Dec.: Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun 12-5 / Jan-April: Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; Mon. -Fri.; call first.

www.blueberryskyfarm.com

Burch Farms Country Market & Winery:

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9210 Sidehill Road, North East, PA 16428

Burch Farms, with its breathtaking views of Lake Erie, is in its sixth generation of operation. The winery opened in the spring of 2009. The market offers a variety of seasonal produce items, and in-house bakery, and wine sampling; specializing in fruit wines. Check our website for dates and times of seasonal family-oriented events. Open year round. Tasting & Sales 10-8 Summer, 10-6 Winter.

www.burchfarmswineshop.com

Courtyard Winery:

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10021 E Main Rd, North East, PA 16428

The area’s newest winery offers a most unique experience- two distinct brands of fine wine, two separate tasting bars, all in one beautiful location. Courtyard’s LaCourette line offers varietal selections that please the most discriminating palate. Our Bargo Bons (“crazy friends”) line of creative blends creates a fun atmosphere as you enjoy delicious wines. Both brands deliver exceptional taste and distinctive quality. Wine tasting and tours available. Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon.- Sat. 10 to 7;Sun. Noon to 5;September-May Mon. -Sat., 10 to 5:30, Sun. Noon to 5

www.counrtyardwineries.com

Heritage Wine Cellars:

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12160 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428

Established in 1977, Heritage is a third generation owned winery where you can taste anything from a traditional American Niagara to a European Chardonnay. We also offer a wide selection of specialty wines, such as Peach, Elderberry, and our famous Almonderia. With over 50 varieties to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one you’ll enjoy. Open year-round: April-Dec. 10-6; Tasting & Sales: Jan.-March 12-5.

www.heritagewines.biz

Johnson Estate Winery:

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 8419 US Route 20 West, Westfield, NY 14787

Johnson Estate Winery, the oldest estate winery in New York, celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2011 with an expanded and remolded tasting room and a new celebratory sparkling wine. Grapes from our 110-acres of vineyard are carefully tended to make over 25 prize-winning wines including Riesling and vinifera wines, American Heritage wines, port, sherry, and ice wines. As an “estate” winery, we control the process from “bud to bottle,” insuring that quality, not quantity, is the governing principle. Visit our website, meet us on Facebook, or call any day. Hours:10-6, 7 days, year-round.

www.johnsonwinery.com

Lakeview Wine Cellar:

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8440 Singer Road, North East, PA 16428

Lakeview Wine Cellars is located in the center of Lake Erie Wine Country. We are a small boutique winery that takes pride in producting premium oak-aged wines. Our rolling vineyard, wine bottle-shaped pond and views of Lake Erie make it a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a glass of wine. Summer Hours: Mon. 10-6; Tues. & Wed, By Chance; Thurs.-Sat. 10-6; Sun 12-5. Winter Hours: Mon. 11-5; Tues. & Wed, By Chance: Thurs.-Sat. 11-5; Sun. 12-5.

www.lakeviewwinecellars.com

Liberty Vineyards Winery:

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2861 US 20 Sheridan, NY 14135

Family owned and committed to producing award-winning wines to please every palate. Owners Gary and Pam Burmaster believe that “Great Vines Make Great Wines” and are dedicated to creating delightful wines made from locally-grown grapes (most are from the Burmaster Family’s own vineyard- some of which have been in the family since the 1860s). For an unforgettable experience, stop by the beautiful tasting room, see the state-of-the-art winemaking facility and savor the delicious wines.

www.libertywinery.com

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars:

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4717 Chautauqua Stedman Road, Mayville, NY 14757

Located near the Chautauqua Institution, Mazza Chautauqua cellar’s Mediterranean style architecture welcomes visitors year-round. A view of the handcrafted copper pot still is the winery’s centerpiece. Wine and Eau de Vie (fruit brandy) are featured along with a selection of light fare and desserts from the café. Expect to see now offerings from the distillery including a variety of whisky.

mcc.mazzawines.com

Mazza Vineyards:

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1815 E. Lake Road, North East, PA 16428

Since 1973, Mazza has been successfully blending the ancient art of winemaking with the most modern techniques and equipment. Fine wines are born from the highest quality wine grapes and we work intimately with select growers in the Lake Erie Wine Region to craft only the finest wines at our winery. Buses and limos by appointment; phone orders welcome.

www.mazzawines.com

Merritt Estate Winery:

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22644 King Road, Forestville, NY 14602

Established in 1976, our winery is family owned and operated. We have been making premium, award-winning table wines for over 30 years. Year- round wine tasting and winery tours are available. Wine festivals are held in June, August and September. Our picnic pavilion is available to rent for all occasions and we offer full catering for our convenience. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5

www.merrittestatewinery.com

Noble Winery:

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8630 Handscrabble Road, Westfield, NY 14787

Come and enjoy wine from Nobel Winery high on the hills overlooking a spectacular views of vineyards and Lake Erie. This farm winery produces wine that will delight the palate of the most discriminating connoisseurs. Come and enjoy a glass of Noble fine wine. Hours: 10-6 seven days a week May through Oct. 10-5 November through April. Until 8 Fri. & Sat. July & Aug.

www.noblewinery.com

 

Penn Shore Vineyards:

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10225 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428

As one of the largest and longest established wineries in the state, we strive to produce the finest varietals and blends from European an American wine grapes grown nearby. Enjoy a glass of wine while sitting on our patio surrounded by hundreds of acres of grapes. Or simply browse through our large retail and tasting rooms.

www.pennshore.com

Presque Isle Wine Cellars:

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9440 West Main Road, North East, PA 16428

We have been producing award-winning wines since 1969 that we are proud to share with our visitors. Our rich history, carefully created wines, and romantic vineyard presences, make us a ‘must stop’ along your trail. From our full-bodied, dry red wines to our sweet ice style wine, you’re sure to find something to please your palate! Hours: Our new tasting room: The Isle House: Wed.-Sat. 11-6, Sun. 11-4 (May-Dec.). Supply House: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-Noon, Closed Sun.

www.piwine.com

Quincy Cellars Winery:

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10606 Route 20, Ripley, NY 14775

Quincy Cellars is the premier winery and banquet facility in the Lake Erie Appellation. In our completely revamped 130+ year old barn, the original beams are combines with a contemporary, minimalist décor, epitomizing where old meets new. The stone wine cellar and undulating bar makes for a unique and memorable respite. Our banquet possibilities are endless with the fresh ambiance of the rejuvenated barn, the array of spaces available throughout the building to accommodate small or large parties, and the contemporary menus prepared from scratch in our on-site commercial kitchen. Our professional staff is eager to serve you!

www.quincycellers.com

Sensory Winery & Art Gallery:

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10599 Route 20, Ripley, NY 14775

The vision for Sensory Winery and Art Gallery is to meld the perception of our senses into our location. Sensory Winery seeks to deliver an appreciation for the arts through a variety of media including artwork, wine, music, video commentary, and a blend of steel, concrete, and wood construction. Enjoy!

Seven Vines Winery:

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7540 East Main Street, Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787

Our wines were formerly produced on King Road in Sheridan under a different label, now produced by Seven Wines. From the vineyard to the bottle, Seven Vines Winery owners work hard to ensure that the wine you drink is crafted with great passion every step of the way. All of our wines are a result of 30 years of vineyard management combined with 25 years of winemaking mastery. Stop in to taste our wine and visit. Hours: Nov-May, Thurs-Mon, 11-5; Jun-Oct, Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun-Thurs 11-5.

www.7vinewwinery.com

South Shore Wine Company:

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1120 Freeport Road, North East, PA 16428

Historic Wine Cellar, Banquet Facility, Seasonal Café. Originally established in the early 1860s and recently re-established by the Mazza family in 2007, the South Shore Wine Company is one of the oldest wine brands in the Lake Erie Region. Visit our historic tasting room located in the impressive stone cavern and cellars the original home to Erie County’s first commercial winery. Buses and limos by appointment; phone orders welcome.

ss.mazzawines.com

Sparkling Ponds Winery:

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10661 West Lake Road, Ripley, NY 14775

Sparkling Ponds Winery combines an idyllic setting with sumptuous offerings that are sure to please the beginner and connoisseur wine drinkers alike. Our products include sparkling and true Ice Wines; our biggest seller, the semisweet “Woman Pleaser”; regional specialties; and fine vinifera reds and whites that are second to none. Join us in the friendly atmosphere of our beautifully appointed tasting room. Stroll our vineyards and picnic near our ponds. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-5, Fri. & Sat. 10-6; (June-Oct.) Sun.-Thurs. 11-5, Fri.  Sat.10-7. Call for winter hours.

www.sparklingponds.com

 

 

 

Dining:

Blue Heron Inn
10412 Main St.,
Findley Lake NY 14736
716.769.7852

www.theblueheroninn.com

Webb’s Captain’s Table

Webb's Captain's Table

115 W. Lake Road , Mayville NY 14757-9604

Athenaeum Hotel

Athenaeum Hotel

3 S. Lake Dr. , Chautauqua NY 14722

716.357.4444
www.athenaeum-hotel.com

Stedman Corners Café 

Stedman Corners Cafe

6335 Magnolia-Stedman Road , Mayville NY 14757

Watermark Restaurant

Watermark Restaurant

188 S. Erie St , Mayville NY 14757

716.753.2900
www.watermarkrestaurant.net

Others:

Brazill’s On Main7 East Main Street, Westfield, NY 14787

TheVine City Restaurant11 Holt St., Westfield, NY

Parkview- 3 East Main Street, Westfield, NY 14787

Meeder’s Restaurant 19 E Main St Ripley, NY 14775 (716) 736-7381

Wings & Things 66 W Main StRipley, NY 14775 (716) 736-2222

 

 

Recreation:

Golf Courses in Chautauqua County NY

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Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden

423 West 38th Street
Erie, PA  16508
(814) 864-4091

The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours. A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in our collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park.

The Zoo season runs March 1-November 30, We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

Admission rates

$8.50 for adults 13 & over
$6 for senior citizens 62 & over
$5 for children ages 2-12

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

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 The Presque Isle Downs and Casino features over 1,700 slot machines, electronic & live table games, casual & fine dining restaurants, entertainment and thoroughbred horse racing. Presque Isle Downs and Casino is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and is an attraction for Erie area residents and tourists to the Erie County region.
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (866)374-3386

Waldameer & Water World 

Erie, PA 16505 • 814-838-3591

Toll-Free 877-817-1009

http://www.waldameer.com/

Presque Isle State Park and beaches
Beach 1: This long stretch of sand is located near the park entrance and has a beach house (without concessions).
Barracks Beach: Near Beach 1, this beach has modern restrooms and three first-come, first-served picnic pavilions.
Beach 6: This large beach has sand volleyball courts, a beach house with changing areas, restrooms, and a food and beverage concession.Beach 7 (Waterworks Beach): In addition to modern restrooms, this beach features a ramp that provides ADA access to the water’s edge. This beach is adjacent to picnic areas, including playground equipment, the Rotary Pavilion and other reservable picnic shelters.
Beach 8 (Pettinato Beach): This wide expanse of sandy beach has a beach house with changing areas, restrooms, and food and beverage concession.
Mill Road Beaches: (Stone Jetty, Short Jetty, Saw Mill, Ainsworth, Goddard) These beaches allow visitors to enjoy unspoiled, relatively quiet beaches. Restrooms are at Short Jetty and Saw Mill. The Mill Road Beaches incorporate swimming areas with shaded picnic facilities.Beach 9 (Pine Tree): This beach has picnic facilities, a picnic pavilion and a restroom.
Beach 10 (Budny Beach): Equipped with a beach house with changing areas, restrooms, and food and beverage concession, this beach lies between the Sunset Point area (popular with kite flyers and wind surfers) and Gull Point.
Beach 11: This is the most sheltered beach and features shallow water, a large sandy beach, and a beach house with changing areas, restrooms, and a food and beverage concession. Beach 11 is adjacent to picnic areas, playground equipment and a picnic pavilion.

  

 

For more attractions, visit:

http://www.tourchautauqua.com/what_to_learn.aspx