arvest Wine Weekend in Lake Erie Wine Country! Over 950 people attended this event and enjoyed wine & food sample pairings at 24 wineries, including 2 new wineries, Arundel and Mazza Chautauqua/Five & 20 Spirits.
This sold-out event was a blast!
Harvest Wine Weekends is usually the first two weekends in November. Both weekends were sold-out and fun was had by all!
More than 30 artists paired with 20 of our wineries for Wine & Art! This free event was a big success!
Wine & Cheese Weekend in Lake Erie Wine Country. This sold-out event was a lot of fun! You can tell by these photos!
Wine & Art Weekend!! Artists were at each of the participating wineries, displaying, selling and demonstrating art work. Guests enjoyed the art while savoring delicious Lake Erie Wine Country wines!
Hundreds of ticket holders enjoyed Wine & Cheese Weekend in Lake Erie Wine Country!
Lake Erie Wine Country is, indeed, located in the largest Concord grape-growing region in the world. But did you know we also grow thousands of acres of wine grapes?
Thanks to great Lake Erie, we are able to grow high-quality wine grapes in our region. We also appreciate the gorgeous sunsets Lake Erie provides. Don't miss the lake! If you look at the horizon in most of these photos, you'll see a small strip of blue. That's Lake Erie.
Lake Erie Wine Country is home to over a half-dozen varieties of native grapes and more than 30 varieties of wine grapes including Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. French hybrid grapes include Aurore, Baco Noir, De Chaunac and Seyval Blanc, Cayuga, Vidal and Vignoles.
In Lake Erie Wine Country, fall means harvest time! Tractors and trucks hauling bins filled with succulent grapes are everywhere, and the sweet, mouth-watering aroma of ripened grapes permeates the air.
Ice wine grapes can only be picked when the temperature is 17 degrees or lower, so wine makers watch the thermometer, and when the time is right, they call in a crew to harvest the frozen grapes. These photos were taken at Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. Mazza's use Vidal Blanc grapes for their ice wine. Netting prevents birds and animals from eating the late-harvest grapes, and it also catches the grapes if they fall from the vine.
Our sold-out Harvest Wine Weekends were held in November, 2010. We had a blast!