Come for the Wine, Stay for the Day At Colloca Estate Winery
By Dr. Christopher Colloca
In and among our 13,228 vines planted in our Lake Effect Vineyard® a lot is going on at Colloca Estate Winery, and we wanted the opportunity to tell you what’s happening here in Fair Haven. So, we created Among the Vines. In our travels, we have been blessed to visit wineries throughout the World and each has given us a bit of inspiration of what you’ll find here. The stonework, live edge tables, landscaping, and menu are all intentional and with purpose.
Because our fledgling Lake Ontario Wine Trail is quite small and our closest neighboring winery is about a 30-minute drive, we knew we had to create a destination for visitors. We added artisanal cheese and charcuterie platters for our guests to snack on and accompany our wines. We built a seasonal Wine Bar to offer full bar service featuring our wines, craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails. We added our Lake Effect Vineyard® Stage to host local live music acts.
The destination concept evolved and we added authentic wood fired pizza ovens where we fire our pizza and wings. We’ve added a more upscale menu to complement our wines at our new Wood Fired Kitchen Restaurant. We host festivals and special events – from Food & Wine Festivals to Wine Pairing Dinners and Cooking Classes. Most importantly, we have tried to create a culture of sharing this beautiful property with our guests. So, we invite you to stroll along the vineyard, or along our 900 feet of beautiful waterfront, bring a blanket and take in the scene that the 100-acre property provides. We hope you will enjoy all of the things happening Among the Vines.
~Chris and Mindy Colloca