Calling all wine-lovers and connoisseurs: If you’re looking for the perfect day trip spot this summer, we’ve got you covered.
A little over an hour-long drive down the I-90 to Westfield will lead you right to Johnson Estate Winery, the oldest estate vineyard in New York State, and one of the most scenic and immersive wineries in the Western New York area. On 110 sprawling acres of beautiful vineyards, you’ll enjoy wine flights, special events, and an unbeatable ambiance to tie it all together.
Whether you’re hoping to visit for a day full of wine-tasting fun with friends or for a romantic day date, here are 5 reasons why Johnson Estate Winery is the perfect option:
1. Award-Winning Wines
A family-owned century-farm and winery boasting 110 acres of vineyards, Johnson Estate Winery produces their 40+ award-winning estate wines from thirteen different varieties of grapes.
What makes estate-made wines so exceptional? Because different grapes ripen at different times, estate wineries are better able to harvest the grapes at their own perfect moment of ripeness.
The winery’s exceptional selection ranges from dry European classics like Rieslings, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir to sweet American wines, ice wines, and more, made from grapes grown in the estate’s vineyards.
2. Wine Flights
And what better way to try a number of Johnson Estate’s award-winning wines all at once than ordering a flight of wine tastings? Johnson Estate’s wine flights include featured selections of red, white, and sparkling wines. Pair with a seasonally curated cheese or charcuterie board for the full effect!
Did you know: The winery’s founder, Frederick Spencer Johnson, was a naval aviator during World War II, giving the idea of “flights” a more personal meaning!
3. Special Events
It’s true that Johnson Estate is best known for their extraordinary estate wines, but they’ve also recently become popular for their special food and wine-pairing events. From winemaker dinners to Sunday brunches to exclusive vineyard walks (with wine tastings, of course), these events are perfect for either intimate dates or fun outings with friends.
4. On-Site Food
A new offering for this summer, Johnson Estate has also added on-site food to its array of special events. Enjoy flights paired with seasonally-inspired selections to complement each flight of wines, available Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
5. Beautiful Vineyard Views
An afternoon at Johnson Estate isn’t complete without admiring the breathtaking views the winery offers. While you enjoy your pairing flights, you’ll be seated outdoors with unmatched views of the Chancellor vineyard in front of you— the ideal scenery to take in while sipping delicious wine.
Did you know: Johnson Estate’s founder’s favorite French hybrid grape was Chancellor, a classic dry red wine grape developed in France during the late 1800s.
Johnson Estate Winery
8419 W Main Street, Westfield, NY