Events






theCompass mobile application is a winery, brewery, and distillery locator for North America.








Johnson Estate Winery

Johnson Estate Winery Grapes have been grown on the Johnson Estate for well over a century, and the Johnson Winery, established in 1961, is now the oldest exclusively estate winery in New York State. All of the choice European and American winegrapes used to make our wines are grown within 3000 feet of the winery. This allows us to take full advantage of the chateau system of winegrowing and making. Every vintage is a "handcrafted" limited production, and the entire vinification process, including the crushing, pressing, fermentation, aging and bottling occurs on the estate under the Johnson Family's direct control. Thus, the superb quality of our wine is constantly supervised from the vineyard to the bottle, and, like the finest wines of Europe, Johnson Estate wines are "grown, vinified and bottled in the Chateau Tradition".

Directions
Johnson Estate's tasting bar and wine shop are open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Tours of the vineyards and the production area are run every half hour from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Located a short distance from several major roadways, getting the winery is as easy as the scenery is beautiful.


View Map | View Weather


Address Web Social
8419 West Main Road, Westfield, NY, US, 14787 Email: jwinery@fairpoint.net
Phone: 716-326-2191 Web: www.johnsonwinery.com
Fax: 716-326-2131
Back to NY wine list

Products



  Chambourcin
Johnson Estate Chambourcin has a rich deep velvet color and an aromatic nose with abundant berry-cherry flavors. The wine has moderate tannin and good acidity making it drinkable now but also a good future in the bottle.
  Chancellor
Johnson Estate Johnson Estate Chancellor Noir has a velvety dark color together with an attractively fruity bouquet and a classic flavor hinting of elderberries. The wine has moderate tannin and good aciditymaking it readily drinkable now and which also indicates a good future in the bottle.
  Chautauqua Blanc
Johnson Estate Chautauqua Blanc is a lovely, light and refreshing semi-dry wine that has a delightful aroma and a beautifully balanced flavor. The Seyval, Aurora, and Vidal in the blend give an elegant "European" character to the flavor and aroma of the wine. The Delaware lends the wine fruitiness and a flowery bouquet, while the Catawba gives the wine its "backbone" and basic character.
  Chautauqua Blush
Johnson Estate Chautauqua Blush is a rich, fruity, semi-sweet blush wine made primarily from the Delaware winegrape. The delicate color of the wine reflects the light red hue of the grape, and the wine's full, fragrant and fruitful sweetness is delightfully reminiscent of the Delaware's fully ripened flavor.
  Chautauqua Rouge
Johnson Estate Chautauqua Rouge is a delightfully mellow, semi-dry, light-bodied red wine. It has a fresh and abundant fruit character, reminiscent of Beaujolais, and is made to be an easy wine to appreciate and enjoy.
  Concord
Sweet pure traditional Concord. Tastes just like you're eating the grape off the vine. Serve lightly chilled, it is great for punch.
  Cream Sherry
Smooth and warm with hints of dried fruit, toffee, hazelnut, and fresh bread. Made with the Delaware.
  Delaware
Johnson Estate Delaware is a beautifully light, fragrantly fruity and pleasantly musky semi-dry white wine that has the elegance and style of a fine German Rhine wine. Made entirely from the Delaware winegrape, Johnson Estate Delaware well represents this venerable American variety.
  Freelings Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
The classic red wine grape variety. Look for compelling aromas of blackberry, black currant, cassis, mint, cedarwood, plum and much more. Aged in Hungarian oak barrels for at least one year
  Freelings Creek Chardonnay
Dry, coomplex and mildly fruity. Appealing, big flavors of vanilla, butter, butterscotch, tropical fruit and green apple. The wine is aged on its lees for two to three months in "Burgundy" French Oak Barrels.
  Freelings Creek Merlot
The leading grape in terms of production. Its aromas and flavors include baked cherries, chocolate, mocha, cassis and blackberries. The wine is aged in American/French Hybrid barrles for nine months
  Freelings Creek Riesling
Off-dry and elegant. Beautiful flavors of ripe peaches, honey, apricot, melons and more. Riesling is very versatile, great on its own or an excellent compliment to almost any meal
  House Red
Semi-sweet. Made with the Chancellor, Ives Noir and Concord grapes.
  Ice Wine of Chambourcin
Johnson Estate's Ice Wine of Chambourcin reflects our commitment to winemaking excellence and discovery. We harvest our Chambourcin grapes only after we are assured that the grapes are thoroughly frozen on the vine. Once pressed, these grapes produce a rich and complex wine with flavors of cassis, dried cherries, and hints of mint. To be savored by all!
  Ives
Johnson Estate Ives Noir is a delightfully semi-sweet wine with a brilliant garnet red color and a mellow yet very distinctive fruit character that compares very favorably to a Lambrusco. One of the very few Ives varietals now available, Johnson Estate Ives Noir will be found pleasing by almost all.
  Liebestropfchen
Johnson Estate Liebestropfchen ("Little Love Drops") is a rich, fruity, semi-sweet wine similar in flavor and character to a fine French Sauternes. This luscious, pale golden 100 percent Delaware wine uniquely captures the fully-ripened character of the Delaware grape.
  Marechal Foch
Johnson Estate Marechal Foch has a bright, berrylike fruitiness that is prominent in the nose and the tast of the wine. Smooth, mellow and easy to enjoy
  Niagara
Semi-sweet traditional Niagara wine. Typical grape and fruit flavors. Serve with fruit salad or over ice
  Nouveau
Imagine a light and fruity dry red wine with flavors reminiscent of candied strawberries and cherries. ..Sound appealing? Johnson Estate is set to release the 2006 Nouveau! Produced from select hand picked Marechal Foch grapes, Nouveau is ready to drink now. Made using the traditional Beaujolais Nouveau technique of Carbonic Maceration, whole clusters of grapes are allowed to ferment from the inside out producing an easy to drink wine with pronounced fruit. Nouveau is great with your holiday meals of ham, turkey, or fish (especially Lake Erie Perch). Order a bottle today, we will begin shipping them out November 3rd. Only 40 cases are available.
  Pink Niagara
A fruity, sweet blush style wine.
  Port
Rich and dark with flavors reminiscent of currant and elderberry. The Port's smooth sweetness is balanced by medium tannins and rich fruit. This is made with the Chancellor grape.
  Proprietor's Red
Semi-dry. Made with Delaware, Cascade and Chancellor winegrapes.
  Red Ipocras
In 16th century England, Ipocras, both white and red, was a drink of the highest nobility. At a time when both sugar and spices were rare and precious, Ipocras was reserved for the use of royalty at the most precious ceremonial occasions. Indeed, Ipocras was the libation presented by the Lord mayor of London to Queen Elizabeth I at her coronation. Ipocras (the name derives from Hippocrates) is very sweet and is generously flavored with several of the spices popular in old England. These include ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and they leave a wonderfully warm and lingering aftertaste. Fortunately, we live in a time where the makings of Ipocras are not so dear, and it may now be partaken of by the lesser nobility as well as you and me. We at Johnson Estate were inspired to to produce ipocras to celebrate the commissioning of the Sea Lion, an authentic replica of a 16th century merchant ship which was built on Chautauqua Lake in Mayville, New York.
  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.
  Snowy Vidal
Johnson Estate Vidal Blanc is a crisp, attractively fruity and moderately dry white table wine. In the past, Johnson Estate has used Vidal in blending; but with its distinct flavor and aroma, it is now used as a popular varietal. As the popularity of our Vidal grows, we will continue to add more Vidal grapes. The Vidal Blanc winegrape (Vidal 256) is a French-American hybrid descended from the Ugni Blanc. It is one of the principal grapes grown in the Cognac Region of Southern France. The vines are modestly vigorous and very productive, producing large bunches of white to pink, medium sized grapes that ripen at harvest's end. It has proven to be well suited to our climate; and, produces excellent wines ranging from dry to sweet to very sweet "ice" wines.
  Traminette
  Vidal Blanc
Johnson Estate Vidal Blanc is a crisp, attractively fruity and moderately dry white table wine. In the past, Johnson Estate has used Vidal in blending; but with its distinct flavor and aroma, it is now used as a popular varietal. As the popularity of our Vidal grows, we will continue to add more Vidal grapes.
  Vidal Blanc Icewine
Johnson Estate's Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc reflects our commitment to winemaking excellence. We harvest our Vidal grapes only after we are assured that the grapes are thoroughly frozen on the vine. These grapes produce a rich and complex wine with the luscious flavors of honey, citrus, apricot, and caramel, to be savored by all.
  White Ipocras
In 16th century England, Ipocras, both white and red, was a drink of the highest nobility. At a time when both sugar and spices were rare and precious, Ipocras was reserved for the use of royalty at the most precious ceremonial occasions. Indeed, Ipocras was the libation presented by the Lord mayor of London to Queen Elizabeth I at her coronation. Ipocras (the name derives from Hippocrates) is very sweet and is generously flavored with several of the spices popular in old England. These include ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and they leave a wonderfully warm and lingering aftertaste. Fortunately, we live in a time where the makings of Ipocras are not so dear, and it may now be partaken of by the lesser nobility as well as you and me. We at Johnson Estate were inspired to to produce ipocras to celebrate the commissioning of the Sea Lion, an authentic replica of a 16th century merchant ship which was built on Chautauqua Lake in Mayville, New York.

Reviews

Add New Review