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Tasting Room

Johnson Estate Winery Tasting Room:
We offer tastings daily at the winery, 8419 West Route 20, Westfield, NY (on west side of town). 
Click here for map and directions.

Tasting Room Hours: 
Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following exceptions.
Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas,  New Year’s Day, and Easter.

During January and February:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 


Tasting Room Renovation
We began the 2011 renovations of the tasting room with the premise that the changes in the tasting room, while providing as much space as possible to our customers, should reflect our respect for the historic apple cold storage facility built by Fred's grandfather in about 1920.  We also wanted customers to be able to see portions of our production process which illustrate our dedication to the production of making quality wines.  We searched for and found antique barn light fixtures, which are now mounted on the circa-1860's cucumber and hemlock wood beams.  The new ceiling and bar lights, appropriate to the period, were selected to reduce glare.  The old windows and their simple moldings were copied and we purchased old doors from an architectural salvage store in Buffalo.  We retained  the bead and board wood for the bar fronts, a frequently-used material of the period, and one that permitted us to recycle our existing bars.   The new glass wall – all shiny and modern like the tanks behind it – permit easy viewing of this portion of the wine-making process.
  
Tasting Fees:
At the current time, tasting fees are $1/three samples or $2/six samples of STILL wines.  In addition, tasting fees for specialty wines are 
$1.00 each for ice wines, port, sherry, and sparkling wines.  

Tasting Room Menu:   
Click here for a printable version of our Wine Tasting Menu             
               
The winery's Tasting Menu includes delicious pairing specials:, here,
Johnson Estate's Ruby Port paired with Chocolate Almond Biscotti.
Special Events in the Tasting Room:
In addition to events sponsored by Lake Erie Wine Country, Johnson Estate hosts various events in its vineyards and winery.  In the Tasting Room, these include the events listed below, but please visit our Events Calendar for more details and for our schedule of vineyard and winery tours and classes.

Easter Open House

Food and wine pairing ideas for Easter entertaining.

Mother's Day Celebration

Special treats for mothers - such as Frais Royale, made with Sparkling Traminette.

Iris Gardens in Bloom - Picnics in Gardens

View iris in bloom at the end of May and in early June. 

June Pesto Week

The first of summer's harvest - demonstrations, tastings, and sharing of recipes.

Father's Day Celebration

Special treats for fathers - sausage rolls! - excellent with any red wine.

Thanksgiving Open House

Food pairings and recipes and a chef on Saturday (noon to 5pm) for culinary questions. 
Cold Weather Vineyard Walks the weekend after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.