Since the early 1970s, Mazza’s main focus has been creating Lake Erie wines of distinction, beginning with Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. In 2005, they began a small craft-distilling operation across the stateline at the Mayville Mazza Chautauqua Cellars location, also offering a unique line of wines from their original location. Demand for distilled products grew, as did their thirst for offering customers new products to enjoy, and the expansion of the distillery became an obvious next step.
In 2013, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars moved to 80 acres of farmland in Westfield, NY, with the newly branded Five & 20 Spirits, along with an expanded offering of small batch distilled products including aged whiskeys and bourbon. The distillery operation was further expanded into a brewery in 2015, and Five & 20 Brewing was born. They now offer 3 “tiers” of beers (including barrel aged beers), with a large variety of beers in bottles and 6 taps in the combined tasting room, making Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing New York state's first combination winery, brewery & distillery, dubbed "The Westfield Wonder."
When visiting the facility, you'll notice that it is surrounded by farmland which houses many of the grains used in spirit & beer production. Sample wines alongside spirits & beers, or ask for a tour of the facility. Step out onto the patio in the warmer months and under the new pavilion you'll find Bird eatery, offering a small menu of fresh items that pair well with a glass of Mazza wine, Five & 20 beer, or a cocktail featuring Five & 20 spirits. Mazza has also recently partnered with "TimberFish technologies," which in 2017 launched it's first commercial fish production farm on site at the farm in Westfield. In line with Mazza and Five & 20's vision of sustainability, this TimberFish project is using byproducts from the brewery & distillery to responsibly and resourcefully feed and grow fish along with treating wastewater to reduce pollution.
Visit Five & 20 on Thursday evenings during Spring, Summer and early Fall for "Pint Nights," featuring half-off pints and a good chance of live, local music. Five & 20 has also been featuring a "Sunday Sesh" afternoon music series in the warmer months, featuring a variety of local favorite musicians and bands in a relaxed setting. Be sure to check out their website for event information and more, including an evolving list of product offerings. Visit sister wineries Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company in nearby North East, Pa.