Merritt Estate Winery

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Although Merritt Estate Winery was one of the first farm wineries organized in Chautauqua County under regulations established by Governor Hugh Carey in 1976, the history of the Merritt Estate dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The original homestead belonged to the parents of Marguerite Merritt-Sample, which means that Merritt Estate has been in the same family since the late 19th century.

William T. Merritt turned the estate into a full-functioning winery in 1976. His son Jason C. Merritt joined the family operation in 1998. Father and son dedicate themselves to their small winery, devoting their time and energy into producing some of the region’s finest wines.

Merritt Estate is located in the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies and the largest Concord grape growing region in the world. The winery is located at 2264 King Road in Forestville, NY. Call (888) 965-4800 or visit for more information.

Presented by, The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival will take place on September 9th and September 10th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, N.Y., which will be transformed into a foodie paradise featuring some of the best wines and culinary treats that the Hudson Valley and beyond have to offer.


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