Welcome to America's Grape Country
America’s Grape Country Wine Festival was first established in 2008 by William Merritt owner of Merritt Estate Winery. The festival was started to increase the public’s knowledge about the Concord grape wine industry of the Great Lake Erie. This area is the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies. Grape growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State’s total annual grape harvest. This was a way to bring wineries, agricultural producers, specialty food vendors and local artisans together to celebrate this regions specialty in grape products and services. This two and half day festival takes place in the heart of the county at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds located in Dunkirk, NY.
Parrotheads' Bash Kick Off Party
Join us as we kick off the AGC Wine Festival with our Parrotheads' Bash ~ Wine in Paradise Pre-Party. The pre-view party is FREE to all AGC ticket holders and just $5.00 for the general public to attend from 6 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy live music by Pirate Dreams as we dance the night away!
Wine & Food Stage
We are excited to welcome back Chef Paul Mach from cable TV show "You're the Chef" and Ed Draves from Prestige Wine & Spirits. Come and learn how to prepare delicious entrees with wine. Chef Paul will prepare different dishes and teach you how to cook with wine. Ed Draves will be conducting wine demonstrations and will also be assisting Chef Paul.
Classic Car Show
Returning in 2015, the Lakeshore StreetRod Association will be holding our 3rd Annual Wine Festival Classic Car Show Saturday from Noon to 5:00 pm (rain date Sunday)! Call Tom at 716-870-2339 for details. Special admission pricing for drivers and guests.
Dates & Times
Friday, August 7th
Kick Off Party
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 8th
- Noon - 7:00 pm
After Hours Party
- 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 9th
Noon - 5:00 pm