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About Us

America’s Grape Country Craft Beverage Festival is a two-and-a-half-day festival showcasing the best in NY wines, agricultural producers, breweries, and distilleries from across the state.


First established in 2008 by William Merritt, owner of Merritt Estate Winery, the festival increases public knowledge about the Concord grape wine industry in the area (the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies)! 

Did you know? . . . Grape growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State’s total annual grape harvest. 

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The festival is about everything local and features the area’s finest craft artisans and lifestyle companies.  Our attendees learn about the various organizations and products that are available in New York in a fun environment with local music entertainment and a classic car show.  The festival gives vendors the opportunity to reach audiences in the tri-state area; from Pennsylvania and Ohio to mid-state New York and as far north as Ontario, Canada.

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