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Johnson Estate Winery

Guidelines for Group Visits

We are sorry, but due to COVID-19, we are unable to accept group reservations at this time. We will update these policies as things progress. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Johnson Estate Winery salutes your decision to have a designated driver and/or bus/limousine for your group’s visit to Lake Erie Wine Country. Group reservations permit us to plan and provide for a high-quality wine tasting experience for your guests and others visiting the winery. 

Our tasting room has limited capacity and we set up bars expressly for groups' guided tasting of preferred wines. We ask that all groups of ten guests or more make a mutually acceptable reservation in advance by calling or emailing Mary Williams at 716-326-2191 or retail@johnsonwinery.com. NOTE: Due to those space limitations, the larger the group, the more advance notice is appreciated for bookings.

We prefer that you pay the $5/person tasting fee by credit card when making a group reservation. We will, however, accept payment upon your arrival if it is collected in advance from your guests before they enter the winery. Please contact Mary Williams for any interest in "behind the scenes" tours, vineyard walks, or food pairings during your visit (addtional fees for these activities).

FIRST: Ensure that your guests have valid IDs.
SECOND: Call the winery to confirm:

  • Your reservation and EXPECTED arrival time
  • The number of people in your party

THIRD: Welcome! We like to provide a personal greeting for groups, so we ask that your group leader enter the building first to let us know that you have arrived.

FOURTH: "We're Late!" If your group is more than 15 minutes late, your reservation may be subject to cancellation if other groups have been scheduled at that time. Please call as soon as you can - advance notice is critical to helping us to provide a tasting for your group.

AND LASTLY: Remember that is illegal for our staff to serve any guest who appears intoxicated and our license permits only the consumption of items sold by Johnson Estate. 

We thank you for your respect for other guests at the winery and for your understanding while we make visits to the winery safe and enjoyable for everyone. Please read the Lake Erie Wine Country Large Group Guidelines. 

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