Located along 50 miles of Lake Erie bordering southwestern New York State and Northwestern Pennsylvania, the Lake Erie Grape Region is home to the oldest and largest Concord grape growing region in the world and the largest grape growing region in the United States outside of California. A new Grape Discovery Center located on Route 20 just west of the Village of Westfield tells the 150 year old story of America's Grape Country through exhibits, tasting room and gift shop. Admission is free. In nearby North East, PA, the Grape Country Marketplace features the flavors of Welch's with a full range of juice and food products.
America's Grape Country is rich with farm markets and fruit stands, vineyard-covered landscapes, and 24 wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country. In 2006, the Lake Erie Grape Region became the first agriculturally themed Heritage Area in New York State. In addition to agriculture, the region is known as "Steelhead Alley" for the abundance of steelhead trout in Lake Erie's tributary creeks and as a major watch spot for migratory birds and raptors.
Concord grapes share a distinction with blueberries and cranberries as one of only a few fruits native to North America, yielding a high concentration of vitamin C and antioxidants to promote heart health and support a healthy immune system.
Come out and explore the Lake Erie Grape Region, savor the aroma of grapes in season, taste local flavors, celebrate with a local festival or sit back, relax, and choose a favorite wine. There's no where else like America's Grape Country.