Johnson Estate Winery, Westfield, NY

Just a hop and a skip across the road from Chautauqua Wine Cellars is Johnson Estate Winery.  Johnson is New York’s oldest Estate winery and we thought it would be an interesting place to check out. With barely a chance to get the car warm, we pulled up to the winery. Continue reading


Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits, Westfield, NY

There is a small region around Lake Erie in western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio that contains thousands of acres of grapes. While many are used to produce grape juice, dozens of wineries are also creating wine from this fertile region. Tim and I had a chance to stop into Mazza Chautauqua Vineyards which recently moved to a new location to coincide with the introduction of Five & 20 Spirits. Continue reading