Merritt Winery, Spencer Hotel and Spa team up for upcoming “Wine and Chocolate Weekend”

FORESTVILLE – Lake Erie Wine Country events are always a great attraction for folks coming into Chautauqua County as well as people from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ontario and surrounding Western New York communities.

Creating a unique promotion to drive traffic for the event, Merritt Estate Winery has teamed up with the historic Spencer Hotel to allow some lucky winner to enjoy all of the benefits of Chautauqua County once again.

Merritt Estate Winery is currently celebrating their 38th year of making excellent wines from their family-owned facility in Forestville. The Spencer Hotel and Spa has been a staple of the world famous Chautauqua Institution for over a century. With superior world class hospitality, a spa and respected chefs, the Spencer Hotel and Spa is a true New York theme hotel. Everyone attending the event at Merritt Winery is eligible to register for the Spencer Hotel weekend getaway.

The Lake Erie Wine Country “Wine and Chocolate Weekend” will take place Feb. 15 through Feb. 17 across the entire trail of 24 wineries. Entries for the Spencer Hotel weekend package can only be registered at Merritt Estate Winery. The winery is located at 2264 King Road in beautiful Forestville, along the northern end of the trail nearest to Silver Creek and Buffalo.

Attendees can enjoy samples of Merritt Estate’s 26 different varieties of wines along with a sample of the Merritt family’s famous “Chicken Pomadoro” paired with Merritt wines and chocolate from another Chautauqua County family-owned business, Webb’s Chocolate of Mayville.

For more information on the “Wine and Chocolate Weekend” log onto Hours of operation for the events will run Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Tickets for the events are $35 and are available at