Vetter Vineyards Winery

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A charming hill side family farm where 20 varieties of wine grapes are grown for finely crafted wines.

You’ll find Vetter Vineyards Winery in the original farm house on a gorgeous hill side estate in Westfield, New York. Owners Mark and Barbara Lancaster welcome visitors to their family farm and delight in serving up tastes of their award-winning wines in their comfortable tasting room and gift shop.

The winery was established by the Vetter family in 1987 and purchased by the Lancaster’s in 2003. Mark had been a winemaker for more than 20 years and Barbara had worked in the industry for several years herself. Together they decided to take Vetter Vineyards to new heights, striving to become one of Chautauqua County’s premiere boutique wineries.

Most of the grapes used in Vetter’s wines are grown on the 100-acre estate. 20 different varieties of grapes are harvested including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Zweigelt. The Lancaster’s produce small batches of high-quality wine, taking care with every step of the process from caring for the vines, to bottling, and finally, to pouring wine in their tasting room.

Vetter Vineyards Winery takes part in many festivals and farmers markets, and in March and April they team up with area restaurants to sponsor winemaker dinners. But they especially enjoy making new friends and educating them about wine. You’ll not only receive a warm welcome at Vetter’s; you’ll experience a family-friendly farm atmosphere and wines that will thrill your taste buds.

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Our Wines

RED

Barcelona Red - This dry wine is a blend of Chambourcin and Cabernet Sauvignon. Oak aged for three months, look for bright red fruit flavors.

Cabernet Sauvignon - 2006 Vintage. Complex, medium body red that was aged in American oak for 10 months. From estate-grown grapes.

Chambourcin - The touch of sweetness in this dry wine gives it a great balance of fruit flavors. Serve with pasta or any dish with tomato sauce.

Concord - Traditional Concord wine with grape aroma and flavor. Serve chilled or over ice.

Marechal Foch - The most widely grown French-American red hybrid in the U.S. Luscious berry and cherry flavors with a Velvety finish.

Meritage - 2007 Vintage. Complex classic Bordeaux blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot. From estate grown grapes.

Pinot Noir - This is an incredible Pinot Noir. Aged in French and American oak for 9 months. Limited release, taste and see why.

Shiraz - This is a wonderful estate-grown Shiraz was aged for 10 months in American and French oak. Limited release, less than 50 cases.

The Bell Tower Red - A semi-sweet red blend of Concord and Chambourcin

 

WHITE

Barcelona White - A semi-sweet white blend of Niagara, Dutchess and Seyval.

Brig Niagara - A sweet, fruity wine made predominantly from the Niagara grape. Tastes like the grape right off the vine.

Chardonnay - Great dinner wine, very versatile. Excellent balance between fruit flavors and oak. Serve lightly chilled.

Dry Riesling - Very dry and aromatic. Tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Pairs well with seafood. A Bronze medal winner in 2005.

Gewurztraminer - Limited release, less than 40 cases were made from the 2006 vintage. Great natural spice and exotic fruit flavors.

Pinot Grigio - Semi-dry and versatile wine. Serve with dinner or over ice. Aromas of orange blossom, honeysuckle and mixed melons.

Riesling - Semi-sweet, our 2005 vintage was a Gold medal wine. Look for tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

Seyval Blanc - Dry to semi-dry wine with light fruit aromas. Serve lightly chilled. Great social wine, pairs well with seafood.

Traminette - A semi-dry white. It is a grape developed by Cornell University. Flavors and Aromas include mandarin orange, citrus and mild spice.

Victorian Chautauqua - Semi-sweet blend of Cayuga, Seyval and Riesling. Mild grapey aromas with a grapefruit finish. 

Barcelona Blush - Semi-dry and light with a soft delicate fruity taste. Comparable to White Zinfandel. Goes with anything, anytime.

Cracker Ridge Rose - Light, sweet, grapey blend of Concord and Catawba. Great dessert wine or just for sipping. Add spices for mulled wine.      

 

SPECIALTY

Blueberry - A sweet fruity wine made with real blueberry, no artificial flavors. Serve over ice.

Blueberry Chambourcin Port - A sweet, complex, rich award winning port.

Red Spiced Wine - After dinner drink. Light spice with orange and lemon. Serve heated or serve over thin sliced baked apples

Sweet Cherry - A real sweet cherry wine. It is blended with a wine base to give it a great balance and incredible cherry flavor.

Sweet Tart Cherry - A real sweet cherry wine. It is blended with a wine base to give it a great balance and incredible cherry flavor.

Vignoles - Late harvest wine of superb quality. Apricot and peach flavors. Great alternative to ice wine at half the price. Complex dessert wine.

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Contact Us

Phone: (716) 326-3100
Mailing Address:
8005 Prospect Station Road
Westfield, New York 14787
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Hours

Thursday – Monday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday – Wednesday: by appointment or by chance

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Wine Types

Red
Chambourcin, Concord, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marechal Foch, Pinot Noir, Barcelona Red, Meritage, Shiraz, The Bell Tower Red

Specialty
Blueberry, Blueberry Chambourcin Port, Red Spiced Wine, Sweet Cherry, Sweet Tart Cherry, Vignoles

White
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Seyval Blanc, Dry Riesling, Riesling, Traminette, Gewurztraminer, Barcelona Blush, Barcelona White, Brig Niagara, Cracker Ridge Rose, Victorian Chautauqua

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Where are we located?

Street Address:
8005 Prospect Station Road
Westfield, New York 14787
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