At the Grape Discovery Center, 8305 West main Road, Westfield – Weekend of June 1 & 2

Saturday, June 1

11:00 AM Speaker Andy Dufresne, Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association – “An Introduction to the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Area”. The Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt is one of twenty New York State Heritage Areas under the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation. Presentation is part of the New York State Pathway Through History Heritage Celebrations. Approximately 20 minutes.

2:00 PM Speaker Julie Pfadt, Executive Director of Lake Erie Wine Country. Julie will discuss the wineries of the Lake Erie Grape Belt Region and their role in tourism and economic development. Approximately 20 minutes.

Also there will be grape products tastings by Chef Tim Murphy of Brick Village Gourmet, and grape juice samples from Growers Cooperative and Welch’s Grape Juice Company.

Sunday, June 2

2:00 PM Speaker Mark Baldwin, Naturalist and Educator with Roger Tory Peterson Institute –“ Why Grapes Like It Here In the Lake Erie Plain Region”.