Merritt Estate Winery is a family owned and operated winery that was established in 1976 by William T. Merritt. Merritt Winery was the number 4 farm winery signed into legislation under the farm winery act in 1976 by Governor Carey. A fun fact about us is that in 1984 Wine Slush was invented by Christi Merritt at the New York State Fair when our then popular Sangria Wine Cooler was first frozen and wine slush was born!
Beat the heat with a wine slushy and a glass of wine. Offering 3 amazing wine slushy flavors this year: Raspberry, Pina Colada, and Peach & Apricot (featuring Sax on the Peach #1 best-selling wine). A Gust of Sun Winery has brought a broad selection of wine styles from dry to sweet, red to white, and everything in between. All of the wines are small batch production, which means every time you visit there's something new and delicious. The tasting room is located inside a rustic barn and features an outdoor pavilion for enjoying the lush landscape and large koi pond. The perfect setting for an afternoon of relaxation and wine. A Gust of Sun Winery is located on The Niagara Wine Trail a short 35 min drive north of the Taste of Buffalo. Help us celebrate our 10th year in business!