Mazza Vineyards

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One of the first wineries in Pennsylvania, family owned and operated Mazza Vineyards helped pave the way for the region’s wine industry.

When Robert Mazza’s family moved to America from Calabria, Italy, they brought with them the desire to carry on their grape-growing heritage. Robert was a young boy in North East, Pa. at a time when new varieties of wine grapes were being planted and laws allowing commercial wineries were just beginning to be re-visited. He knew as a teen that he wanted to open a winery, and to that end, he graduated from college in 1972 and incorporated Mazza Vineyards with his brother, Frank, in the same year.

 Although you might expect Italians to make Italian wine, the region’s climate is most suitable for Germanic grape varieties. So Robert brought in a talented German winemaker who taught him how to make excellent Germanic-style wines. That tradition of quality has carried on for almost four decades, and Mazza wines have steadily evolved into award winners that compete with and beat German wines on an international stage.

Not forgetting their Italian heritage, however, the Mazza’s have recently introduced their “La Famiglia” brand of wines that includes Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese, all dry red classic Italian varietals grown along Lake Erie on a site with ideal soils and climate for varietals that are typically not seen in the region. Mazza Vineyards currently boasts a wine list showcasing a wide variety of wines, ranging from sweet table wines to dry premiums, fruit wines, sparkling wines, and even dessert wines including the limited and very rare Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc.

At Mazza Vineyards, the entire family participates in maintaining the Mazza commitment to quality. After graduation from the University of Adelaide in South Australia with a master’s degree in oenology in 2005, Robert’s son Mario joined long-time winemaker Gary Mosier, and today Mario and Hungarian native Peter Szerdahelyi carry on the winemaking tradition. Also in the family business are Mario’s wife, Mel, Robert’s wife, Kathie, and daughter Vanessa, who serves as creative consultant. Together, with their large and well-trained staff, Mazza personnel work hard to make sure your visit to Lake Erie Wine Country is an unforgettable experience, complete with great atmosphere and great wine.

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Our Wines

WHITE

Chardonnay - dry, medium-bodied, oak aged

Pinot Grigio - dry, complex taste with crisp acid

Riesling - delicate, semi-dry

Vidal Blanc - semi-sweet, slightly fruity*

Niagara - sweet and fruity, white*

 

RED

Chambourcin - dry, oak aged, medium body

Merlot - dry, oak aged, soft tannins*

Cabernet Sauvignon - dry, oak aged, medium body

Cabernet Franc - dry, oak aged, spicy character

Barbera "La Famiglia Mazza" - classic Italian varietal, dry red

Nebbiolo "La Famiglia Mazza" - classic Italian varietal, dry red

Sangiovese "La Famiglia Mazza" - classic Italian varietal, dry red

Concord - sweet and fruity

 

BLUSH

Country Blush – medium-dry, fruity

Pink Catawba - sweet and fruity, rosé

 

BLENDS

Bare Bones Red - an off-dry blend of premium reds

Bare Bones White - a white blend with a touch of sweetness & a clean finish

Country White- medium-sweet, white blend

Country Red – medium-sweet, red blend

Reflections of Lake Erie - a blend of the best of the Lake Erie region

 

SPARKLING

Sparkling Riesling - bottle fermented, semi-dry

 

SPECIALTY

Victorian Holiday - spiced and aromatic, served hot*

Cream Sherry - rich, smooth and toasty

Port - intense fruit, Old World style

Crystals of Chambourcin - harvested then frozen; dessert style

Crystals of Steuben - harvested then frozen; dessert style

Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc - limited and very rare, dessert style

 

FRUIT

Peach - sweet, intense aromas

Cherry - sweet, intense aromas

Raspberry - sweet, intense aromas

Spiced Apple - semi-sweet, spiced

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Contact Us

Phone: (800) 796-9463 | (814) 725-8695
Mailing Address:
11815 East Lake Road
North East, Pennsylvania 16428
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Hours

July – August

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September – June

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Group tours are always welcome at Mazza Vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour and tasting from our knowledgeable and friendly staff for groups up to 60 people (up to 120 at Mazza Vineyards). Please call to make your reservation (required for group tours of 10 people or more). Tasting fees do not apply to individuals in motorcoach tour groups.
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Wine Types

Blend
Bare Bones Red, Bare Bones White, Country Red, Country White, Reflections of Lake Erie

Blush
Country Blush, Pink Catawba

Fruit
Cherry, Peach, Raspberry, Spiced Apple

Red
Chambourcin, Concord, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Barbera "La Famiglia Mazza", Nebbiolo "La Famiglia Mazza", Sangiovese "La Famiglia Mazza"

Sparkling
Sparkling Riesling

Specialty
Cream Sherry, Port, Crystals of Chambourcin, Crystals of Steuben, Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc, Victorian Holiday

White
Niagara, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, Riesling

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Where are we located?

Street Address:
11815 East Lake Road
North East, Pennsylvania 16428
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Find Mazza wines at these wine shops:

Vintage Lines Wine Shop
You can find our wines at the Mazza Wine Shop at Vintage Lines next to the James Sabol Gallery in Erie located at 2006 West 8th Street. 814-452-3697

Wine Shop at Fuhrman's Cider Mill
Mazza Vineyards & South Shore Wine Company Wines are now available at our newest location on upper Peach Street, inside of Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery and General Store.
Just South of 1-90 on Peach Street
8270 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509. 814-868-8585 

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