Experience Lake Erie Wine Country, located on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Erie in both Pennsylvania and New York. Here you’ll step back in time as you explore the wineries, villages and beaches that are nestled among green rolling hills of luscious, fragrant grape vineyards.

Lake Erie Wine Country begins in Silver Creek, New York and continues westward for 50 miles to beautiful Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. Along the way you’ll enjoy visiting any or all of our 25 wineries to sip, swirl and savor the true taste of our region.

Lake Erie Wine Country is located in the largest and oldest Concord grape region in the world. It is the largest grape-growing region east of the Rocky Mountains with more than 30,000 acres of vineyards that roll along in huge, contiguous expanses. Most of the grapes are the beautiful Labrusca varieties, which are native to the area. In the past 50 years, however, abundant and diverse varieties of wine grapes have been planted in the region with fantastic results.

Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and hybrids like Vidal and Vignoles are whites than generally do well, as do Blaufrankisch (Lemberger), Dornfelder, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and hybrids Noiret and Chambourcin as reds. These grapes thrive here, producing exquisite fruit for exquisite wines. Regional wines compete and win in national and international wine competitions on a regular basis.

With beautiful villages, Lake Erie sunsets, gorgeous scenery, farmers markets, and delicious award-winning wines, your visit to Lake Erie Wine Country is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

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September 2nd, 2015|Destination Travel America, J - R, New York|0 Comments