Johnson Estate Winery

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Founded in 1961, Johnson’s is the oldest estate winery in New York.

When you approach Johnson Estate Winery, housed in a nearly century-old apple packing facility, pause for a moment. Look south at the rolling vineyards as they climb up the old glacial ridges of pre-historic Lake Erie. This is the land that William Peacock, the original land agent for all of western NY, chose as his own. This is the farm where Frederick Johnson, an English immigrant, settled in 1908 to grow apples grapes and peaches. Now, three generations later, this barn-red building houses Johnson Estate Winery, which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2011.

So, just what does it mean to be an “Estate” winery? It means that you grow your own grapes the way the winemaker wants them to be grown, from start to finish. Quality is enforced from bud to bottle, with every detail under the winemaker's careful scrutiny. All 26 of Johnson Estate wines benefit from this attention, including its dry European classic wines, French-hybrid and American wines, and specialty wines including red and white ice wines.

Johnson Estate’s 200+ acre farm boasts 115 acres of vineyards where 11 varieties of wine grapes are grown, including four Labrusca, six French-American hybrids, and one vinifera. Each generation has expanded the vineyards, with current owners, Fred and Anthony Johnson, adding Rieslings and Traminette within the past ten years.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Johnson Estate Winery is always ready to welcome you and to explain the wines and the wine-making process. The comfortable and historic tasting room also houses a fine gift shop. After a bit of tasting and shopping, feel free to take a stroll around the grounds. Take your time, and savor the peace and beauty.

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Our Wines

RED (Organized from dry to sweet)

Freelings Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Classic oak aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich red currant and blueberry aromas blend with hints of vanilla and toasted oak. Gold Medal Winner in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition. Silver in the 2010 International Eastern Wine Competition as well as Silver in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.   

Freelings Creek Merlot - Silver medal winner in the Great Lakes Wine Competition as well as a Bronze medal winner at the International Eastern Wine Competition (May '07) ahead of well known California & Australian Brands.   

Chancellor - A Bronze medal winner in the 2007 Great Lakes Wine Competition. A classic and very dry Lake Erie Area Chancellor varietal red wine.   

Chambourcin - A lush and rich Lake Erie Area Chambourcin varietal dry red wine.   

Marechal Foch - Our Marechal Foch took home GOLD this year at the 2008 Great Lakes Wine Competition over many well know wineries. Dry to semi-dry red, fresh and mellow.   

Chautauqua Rouge - A Silver medal winner in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine competition. A mellow, light-bodied Beaujolais style Lake Erie Area red table wine.   

Ives - Bronze medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition as well as Bronze in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition. A mellow and distinctive Lake Erie Area Ives varietal wine.   

Concord - Silver medal winner in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition. Silver medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition as well as Bronze medal winner in the 2010 International Eastern Wine Competition. Johnson Estate Concord is deep and rich with pronounced grape flavors and a silky mouth feel.   

House Red - Delightful fruity red blend for everyday quaffing.   

Proprietor's Red - Soft, fruity, and aromatic. Semi-dry red blend for everyday quaffing.   

Nouveau - Produced in the traditional Beaujolais Nouveau style. Johnson Estate Nouveau is bright, fruity, and floral with flavors reminiscent of candied strawberries and cherries.   

 

WHITE (Organized from dry to sweet)

Freelings Creek Chardonnay - Crisp and dry with hints of citrus, pear, and delicate European Oak   

Freelings Creek Riesling - Silver medal winner at the 2008 Great Lakes Wine Competition and 2008 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition as well. It also received an award as "Recommended" by the 2008 World Wine Championship judges.   

Freelings Creek Traminette - This year the Traminette also took home SILVER at the 2008 World Wine Championships and received the judges "Highly Recommended/ Best Buy" award. GOLD medal winner at the Great Lakes Wine Competition 2008, and SILVER medal winner at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2008.   

Estate Riesling - Crafted from our very own Riesling grapes grown on our farm, we waited almost 4 years so the vines would produce a delicious and delicate wine great enough to have the Johnson Estate name on it.   

Seyval Blanc - Johnson Estate Seyval Blanc is a crisp, attractively fruity and moderately dry white table wine. In order to capture its freshness and flavor, we give the wine a slow, cool fermentation and then bottle it as soon after the vintage as possible. Our Seyval Blanc is made entirely in glass lined tanks as we feel that wood masks this wine's delicate character.   

Vidal Blanc - Silver medal winner of the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition, as well as Bronze medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. A slightly aromatic, dry Lake Erie Area Vidal Blanc varietal white wine.   

Chautauqua Blanc - Silver medal winner in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition. A light, Rhine-style Lake Erie Area blended white table wine.   

Liebestropfchen - "Little Love Drops" - rich, semi-sweet Lake Erie Area Delaware varietal white wine   

Niagara - Silver medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Bronze medal winner in the 2010 International Eastern Wine Competition. A sweet white wine with a fresh grape taste.   

 

BLUSH (Organized from dry to sweet)

Freelings Creek Rose - The newest edition to the Johnson Estate Winery’s Freelings Creek Collection   

Chautauqua Blush - A fruity, semi-sweet Lake Erie Area Delaware varietal wine   

Pink Niagara - Rich, fruity, and grapey 

Pink Catawba - Sweet, crisp and grapey  

 

Dessert & Specialty 

Vidal Ice Wine - Silver medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Bronze in both the 2010 International Eastern Wine competition and 2010 Oakland Community College Great lakes Wine Competition.   

Chambourcin Ice Wine - Silver medal winner in the 2010 Oakland Community College Great Lakes Wine Competition. Bronze medal winner in the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. A sweet dessert wine with a full body and a touch of spice.   

White Ipocras - An Elizabethan recipe using cinnamon, cloves, and secret spices. Great on a winter's evening, or perhaps on ice as a summer Sangria.   

Red Ipocras - An Elizabethan recipe using cinnamon, cloves, and secret spices. Great on a winter's evening, or perhaps on ice as a summer Sangria.   

Cream Sherry - A Silver medal winner in the 2007 Great Lakes Wine Competition as well as a Bronze medal winner at the International Eastern Wine Competition (May '07) ahead of well known California & Australian Brands. Johnson Estate's first ever Cream Sherry.   

Port - Silver medal winner at the 2008 Great Lakes Wine Competition beating out many well-known wineries. Bronze medal winner at the International Eastern Wine Competition (May '07) ahead of well known California & Australian Brands. Johnson Estate's first ever Port.   

GrapeàGranate - Crafted from a delicious, subtly sweet alliance of the most luscious grape wine, pomegranate juice and natural flavors. Simultaneously fruity and crisp   

PassionatePeach - Crafted from a delicious, subtly sweet marriage of peach and passion fruit juice blended with white wine. A delicious after dinner or summer wine. Perfect for 4th of July.   

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Contact Us

Phone: (800) 374-6569 | (800) DRINK NY
Mailing Address:
8419 US West Route 20
Westfield, New York 14787
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Hours

Sunday - Thursday:  10 - 6
Friday - Saturday:  10 - 7

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Wine Types

Blush
Chautauqua Blush, Freelings Creek Rose, Pink Catawba, Pink Niagara

Red
Chambourcin, Concord, Chancellor, Chautauqua Rouge, Freelings Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Freelings Creek Merlot, House Red, Ives, Marechal Foch, Nouveau, Proprietor's Red

Specialty
Chambourcin Ice Wine, Cream Sherry, GrapeĆ  Granate, Passionate Peach, Port, Red Ipocras, White Ipocras, Vidal Ice Wine

White
Niagara, Chautauqua Blanc, Estate Riesling, Freelings Creek Chardonnay, Freelings Creek Riesling, Freelings Creek Traminette, Liebestropfchen, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc

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Where are we located?

Street Address:
8419 US West Route 20
Westfield, New York 14787
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