North East - Mazza Vineyards

11815 East Lake Road

Open: Year Round

Joseph Mazza left his 40 acres of sloping terrain planted with figs, chestnuts and vineyards in Calabria, Italy, in 1954 to make his home in the United States.  He sent for his wife, Felecia, daughter Rosina and sons Frank and Robert the following year.

Today, Joseph's son Robert, his wife, Kathie, and their son, Mario, carry on the family tradition at Mazza Vineyards in North East, Pennsylvania, one of the premiere wineries in the Lake Erie Wine Region.  The winery, founded & built by Bob and his brother, Frank, in 1973, resembles a Mediterranean structure nestled among acres of rolling vineyards.  Step inside the spacious tasting room, and you'll experience an Old-World ambience.

The Mazzas chose the Lake Erie Region for it's cool offshore breezes, sandy soil and the plateau-like topography, which creates an ideal growing condition for classic wine grapes and European hybrids.  While 'lake effect' is sometimes associated with harsh winter snows, the same effect produces a moderating climate in the spring and fall.

You would expect the winery to offer an Italian vintage, but the region is more suited to Germanic varieties.  So, from the very beginning, Mazza Vineyards set out to make 


Katherine Horrell

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Wine was decent but 6 tasting max. If you want ice wine it counts for 3 tastings so I couldn't try other wines I may have wanted to purchase when a couple of the ones I tried didn't pan out.

Daniel Burkhart

Friday, July 14, 2017
DD For a bunch of great Girls , Mazza is Great , No waiting even with a full house , Plenty of room for all !

Christine Testa

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Staff was friendly and helpful . . . we look forward to enjoying the wine!

Kimberly Hughey

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Fantastic wines & Great hospitality

Tyler LeBlanc

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Wine was good, but a small small child could have given the tour. Wine comes from grapes, really?