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Merritt Winery Boasts Strong Start to Their Summer Season
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery recently hosted their 32nd annual Strawberry Festival. Each year, the festival is held to mark the local strawberry harvest and the beginning of summer. While Saturday's weather proved daunting, wine and lacrosse enthusiasts flooded the winery grounds to enjoy live music and wine slush and to meet Buffalo Bandit's Johnny Tavares. The National Lacrosse League athlete, warmly known by his fans as the Godfather of the NLL, joined Merritt in an effort to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Merritt Estate Winery and Johnny Tavares Team Up For Charity
Mon, May 21st 2012 08:00 am
The coming of spring means one thing for the employees of Merritt Estate Winery; it's festival season. The lull of the winter months disappears rapidly and is replaced with a face paced schedule that revolves around each individual's talents with time management. The first event in line for the bustling winery is their annual Strawberry Festival. Each year, Merritt teams up with a local celebrity athlete to raise proceeds for a charity of the athlete's choice. This year, the winery will be working with Buffalo Bandit's Forward Johnny Tavares in an effort to raise valuable funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
AGC Wine Fest 2012 Headline Performance: Can You Guess Who?
Wed, May 16th 2012 12:03 pm
Last year, the America's Grape Country Wine Festival committee decided to add something new to the growing event; a headline concert featuring Atlantic recording artist Uncle Kracker. The possibility of bringing big name acts to the grandstands of the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds became a reality as the concert proved to be a huge success for both festival promoters and attendees alike. The committee has announced that this year's headline concert performing artist is the internationally acclaimed rock band, The Guess Who.
Wine, Cheese and More in Lake Erie Wine Country
Mon, May 14th 2012 08:00 am
The recent break in the weather has moved everyone's mind to the outdoors. Individuals seem to be looking for some kind of event that can take them out of the house for the weekend. With the recent signs of spring fever showing, there is only one thing on the minds of winery owners in Lake Erie Wine Country, the wine trail's annual Wine and Cheese Weekend. With a sold out Wine and Chocolate Weekend earlier this year, it is anticipated that the upcoming event will also be a popular one.
A Weekend For Wine and Art Lovers Alike
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 08:00 am
This year, Lake Erie Wine Country will hold their annual Wine and Art Weekend on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the wineries of the Lake Erie Wine Trail and artists from both the North Shore Arts Alliance and the North East Arts Council. In an effort to show just how well the worlds of wine and art pair together, 21 wineries and 33 artists are scheduled to participate in the event. Visitors to the trail are encouraged to spend the day wine tasting and viewing the works of the talented artists that the area has to offer. Art will be available for purchase as well.
Everyone Wants a Taste of XTC
Fri, Mar 30th 2012 08:00 am
For the staff at Merritt Estate Winery, there is nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of producing a new wine. There are so many important decisions to be made. A grape varietal must be chosen, sweetness determined and a natural flavor could be added. By far, the most important decision is that which will brand the wine forever; the name.
Recent Awards Keep Merritt in Category With Best of the Best
Fri, Mar 23rd 2012 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery intends on keeping the momentum going this season when it comes to their participation in national wine competitions. The staff at the winery puts year round effort in to producing their award winning wines and their attention to detail is directly reflected in the honors they have recently received.
Merritt Estate Winery Goes to China
Mon, Feb 13th 2012 08:00 am
For the second time in less than a decade, one of Merritt Estate's wines will be featured in the international market.
Merritt Estate Offers Sweet and Savory Take on Wine and Chocolate
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:00 am
The Lake Erie Wine Trail will once again host its annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend. As the wine trail's Valentine's Day venture for lovers, friends and family alike, the self-guided ticketed event will take place on Friday, February 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at participating wineries. This year's event is sponsored by Finney's Chocolate of Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.
Merritt Estate Starts New Year In Winners Circle
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 08:00 am
Results from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in. As Merritt's first wine competition of the year, the competition's award announcements provide a fresh and promising start to the New Year for deserving the winery.
Merritt Estate Is Awarded by Commercial Competition
Mon, Nov 21st 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery continues to win awards right up to the end as this year's wine competition season slowly comes to a close. The winery recently participated in the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, held November 8-10 at the Radisson Rochester Riverside in Rochester, NY.
Merritt Estate Winery to Sponsor Buffalo Police Athletic League Fundraiser
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery will again participate as the exclusive wine sponsor for the Buffalo Police Athletic League's annual fundraising auction. The 11th Annual Fundraising Auction will take place on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Depew, NY. Proceeds from the auction are used to support the quality programs and services provided by the Buffalo Police Athletic League.
Catering and Events: Merritt Estate Adds a Fresh Face to Their Staff
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 08:00 am
While it would seem as though the approaching fall season would be a "winding-down" time for Merritt Estate Winery's event calendar, the time for planning and preparation for the 2012 season is just beginning. The busy organization has recently filled the position of event coordinator, adding even more experience and expertise to their staff.
Third Time's A Charm: Merritt Estate Winery to Sponsor Catwalk for Charity VI
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 08:00 am
Excitement at Merritt Estate Winery continues to build this week as the company announces that they will again be a major sponsor of this year's Catwalk for Charity. This is the third consecutive year that Merritt will act as the exclusive wine sponsor for the highly anticipated event to be held in Buffalo this December.
Merritt Receives Awards From Millennial Wine Drinkers
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 08:00 am
This year has proved very successful in the way of awards for Merritt Estate wines. Merritt recently received honors from the 2011 World Value Wine Challenge and the 3rd Annual NextGen Millennial Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers.
Merritt Estate Winery Ends Summer Festival Season With Success
Thu, Sep 22nd 2011 08:00 am
Wine and hockey enthusiasts came from all over Western New York to Merritt Estate Winery's annual Septemberfest. Each year, the fall festival is held to represent the end of summer and the coming of the fall grape harvest season. Buffalo Sabres Alumni and NHL Hall of Fame inductee Pat LaFontaine joined the festival team this year in an effort to raise money for his self-founded charity, Companions in Courage.
Merritt Winery and Sabres Alumni Pat LaFontaine Team Up For Annual Septemberfest
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery will celebrate the arrival of this year's grape harvest with the 31st annual Septemberfest. Each year, the winery teams up with an area athlete in an effort to raise money for charity. This year, Merritt will team up with Sabres Alumni and NHL Hall of Fame inductee Pat LaFontaine to raise money for the athlete's self-founded charity, Companions in Courage.
Winning! Award Collection for Merritt Estate Winery Continues to Grow
Tue, Aug 23rd 2011 08:00 am
Employees at Merritt Estate Winery will need to start looking for additional space to showcase awards won this year as the results come in from two more wine competitions. The winery recently participated in the Lone Star International Wine Competition and the New York Wine and Food Classic.
Participation Grows and Shows at America's Grape Country Wine Festival 2011
Wed, Aug 17th 2011 08:00 am
The fourth annual America's Grape Country Wine Festival proved to be everything former and first time attendees expected and more. This year's event was a success, leaving both the crowds and participating vendors satisfied and waiting ever so impatiently for next year to arrive.
Merritt Estate Gains International Appeal
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery continues to prove that their wines are more than capable of standing up to national and international competitors. The results are in from two recent competitions, the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and the Indy International Wine Competition, and Merritt walked away from both with awards in hand.
Merritt Winery Offering $300 Per Ton For Concords
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Winery has announced that they will be offering $300 per ton for Concord grapes this fall. Merritt is appealing to local farmers in the Lake Erie region to obtain additional premium grapes.
Wine and Kracker: America's Grape Country Wine Festival 2011
Tue, Aug 2nd 2011 08:00 am
Tickets are selling out fast as the date quickly approaches for one of Chautauqua County's biggest summertime events, the America's Grape Country Wine Festival. The event boasts being the largest state-wide wine festival in the Western New York area and has become a highly anticipated annual gathering for wine lovers throughout the region.
Merritt Winery Wins More California Gold
Wed, Jul 13th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery continues their road to excellence with impressive wins at the 31st annual San Francisco International Wine Competition. With nearly 4,200 entries from over 1,200 wineries, the fight for the most prestigious awards proved fierce.
Bella Ice Wins Double Gold at International Competition
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Winery's dessert wine Bella Ice was awarded a double gold medal at Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition on March 13 and 14, 2011. Merritt's Riesling took a silver medal while Bella Rosa, a sweet, full-bodied Lambrusco was awarded a bronze medal.
Merritt Strawberry Festival Donates Money to Charity
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery held their annual free Strawberry Festival this past weekend to raise money for the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Scholarship Fund. Buffalo Sabres Alumni and current Buffalo Sabres in-game commentator Rob Ray attended the event to help fundraising efforts.
Bella Rosa Awarded a Gold Medal In Los Angeles Competition
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 08:00 am
The results of the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition are in, awarding Merritt Estate Winery's Bella Rosa and Bella Ice with gold and bronze awards. The competition, which was held on May 17 to 24, 2011, featured various wine categories.
Eastern Gold: Great Lakes Wine Producers Show What They Are Made Of
Mon, May 23rd 2011 08:00 am
While Merritt Estate Winery is a participant in many different national and international wine competitions throughout the year, it is always most rewarding to receive awards from competitions with a focus closer to home. The winery recently participated in the Great Lakes and Beyond Wine Competition, an event that helps draw attention to the often overlooked wine producers of the Eastern United States.
It's A Winner! Merritt Estate WInes Refuse To Lose
Tue, May 10th 2011 08:00 am
It seems as though Merritt Estate Winery will have to start looking for additional places to display their awards as results come in from three more wine competitions. The winery recently participated in the 2011 Riverside International Wine Competition, the 2011 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and the 2011 Ultimate Wine Challenge.
Two Local Establishments Join To Present Winemaker's Dinner
Mon, May 2nd 2011 08:00 am
In an effort to provide a chic and entertaining evening for community members looking for a refined night out, two local businesses are working together to host a Winemaker's Dinner. The event will offer an engaging atmosphere celebrating the marriage between fine dining and fine wine.
Merritt Estate Receives Classy Distinction From Pacific Rim
Mon, Apr 25th 2011 08:00 am
Merritt Estate Winery recently participated in the Pacific Rim Wine Competition, held at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California. The local winery proved again that New York wines are worthy of national recognition.
National Performing Artist To Headline AGC Wine Festival 2011
Thu, Apr 14th 2011 08:00 am
The America's Grape Country Wine Festival has grown in size and reputation as the committee to the event continues to come up with new and inventive ideas to make the festival bigger and better with each passing year. This year, the event will take the biggest leap forward to date as the committee announces Billboard Top 100 and Atlantic Records recording artist Uncle Kracker as headliner for this year's festival.
Merritt Winery's Bella Rosa Goes Platinum In San Diego
Mon, Apr 11th 2011 08:00 am
The results are in from the 28th annual San Diego International Wine Competition, held in San Diego, California, and Merritt Estate succeeds again with an award that is a first for the winery.

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