Buffalo May 20, 2019
The Delicious Discovery Center Outside Buffalo That’s More Than Worth The Trip
Did you know that we live in the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies? It’s true! If you want to dive into wine country, you have plenty of options in Western New York, but there’s one particular spot just an hour from Buffalo where you can explore our area’s delicious history with Concord grapes. Check it out:
Hop in your car for a scenic, hour-long drive along Lake Erie’s shoreline to the small town of Westfield, where you’ll find a wine lover’s wonderland at the Grape Discovery Center.
Upon arrival, you’ll spot a large sign showcasing all the nearby vineyards and wineries in the region.
Behind the discovery center, you’ll see a large field of Concord grapes growing right on the property.
Step inside to explore the fascinating exhibits that cove more than 150 yeas of grape-growing history.
Lake Erie is the oldest and largest Concord grape region in the entire world, and you can learn all about it when you visit this free attraction.
The Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center isn’t just an adults-only destination; while you’ll certainly find wine here, visitors of all ages can enjoy tasting 100% pure Concord grape juice.
The Grape Discovery Center also hosts numerous noteworthy events, including weekly "Wine With Us Wednesdays," where adult visitors can visit the wine tasting room and enjoy live music with a glass in hand.
These delicious events take place every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Another upcoming event to add to your calendar is "Kitties in the Vineyard" on June 8th, 2019.
The Grape Discovery Center has teamed up with Westfield Stray Cat Rescue, and guests at this event can participate in kitty-themed activities, help donate needed items, and even adopt the cute kitties!
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Grape Discovery Center store, which is stocked full of wines from local Lake Erie vineyards, as well as sauces, jams, and jellies made from locally grown grapes.
You’ll find a few tasty surprises too! Have you ever tried grape popcorn? It might just become your new favorite treat.
There are also non-food grape products like chapstick. You’ll find a ton of great grape gift items as well.
Whether you stop by for an event, come to sip on local wines, or just want to learn about this fascinating region and its grape-growing history, the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center is definitely a spot to add to your must-visit list.
Start planning your visit now before the secret's out about Western New York's most delicious discovery center! For more information and to see an events calendar, visit the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center website
and follow along on its Facebook page
Address: 8305 West Main Road, Westfield, NY 14787
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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