It may surprise new visitors to learn that Chautauqua is one of the communities located in the Lake Erie Wine Country. This area extends about 50 miles from Silver Creek, NY, to Harborcreek, PA. Along this 50 miles is the Lake Erie Wine Trail, which is composed of over 20 commercial and estate wineries. It also happens to host an incredible event every year! The Harvest Celebration Weekend, which takes place the first and second weekends of November, is the perfect way to experience the Lake Erie wine trail. Don’t miss the most popular Lake Erie wine festival.
Are you looking for somewhere to eat while you attend the Lake Erie Wine Festival? Access our free Vacation Guide to find out our favorite restaurants in the Chautauqua area. From incredible Italian eateries to classic American bars, you’ll find just what you’re looking for with our Vacation Guide. Best of all, our online guide is accessible from all your mobile devices. No more searching for a place to eat or something fun to do. Everything you need is right in our Vacation Guide!
Attend the Best Lake Erie Wine Festival
The Lake Erie Wine Festival is not your typical event. Rather than wineries bringing samples to one central location, you choose six out of the 23 amazing wineries on the Lake Erie Wine Trail. You’ll visit each winery, receive a food and wine sample pairing, a wine tasting, a gift, a booklet containing all of the recipes for the food you will be tasting, a Lake Erie Wine Country wine glass, and a $5 voucher to use at any winery or select restaurants.
You may purchase a three-day ticket, a Friday and/or Sunday ticket, or a ticket for the designated driver. The Designated Driver will receive everything included in the regular tickets except for the wine tasting. A non-alcoholic beverage will be provided to them. If you plan on sampling, the three-day ticket is the best bet. It’s only $35 and with six wineries to visit, you’ll need plenty of time.
Make sure you’re purchasing your tickets as soon as you can! This is an incredibly popular event and sells out quickly. There are only so many tickets available per winery. Once they become “full,” you are no longer able to select it when you purchase your tickets. If you need help selecting which wineries you’d like to visit, we can help! Consult with our Vacation Guide. We’ve listed our favorite wineries which are just a short drive from The Spencer Hotel & Spa!
Stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa
When you attend the Lake Erie Wine Festival, you need to make sure you’re staying in luxurious accommodations that are close to the wineries on the list. The Spencer Hotel & Spa provides that and more. We are located in the heart of Chautauqua, just a short walk from the many Chautauqua Institution theaters and lecture halls. Our quiet inn is the perfect place to spend a romantic getaway. Treat yourself to one of the many spa services or enjoy walking the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute.
If you’re not able to make the festival, create your own event with our Winery Tour Package. For just $100, we’ll provide a secured driver, a gourmet breakfast in bed, and early check-in and late check-out. This is a fantastic deal so don’t wait! Take advantage of it today. Check our availability and book your room. We look forward to having you.