As you begin to make warm-weather plans, don’t forget the wine! Don’t miss out – explore everything that local wineries in Buffalo Niagara have to offer.

by Meg Bennett

The Buffalo Niagara region is full of delicious local wine and service, as well as world-class natural beauty

A Universal Disappointment-Proof Gift

Spring is here! We’re now witnessing emerging blooms, longer days with brighter skies, the rumble and flash of thunderstorms, and invitations to sit on patio furniture outside our favorite restaurants. As you begin to make warm-weather plans, don’t forget the wine! A good wine is a great way to kick back and relax with friends while watching the sunset on a Friday night.

With grilling season starting up, it is good to always have a bottle ready for pairing with peppery steaks and other delicious meats. The house market is hot right now, too- why not congratulate your friends on scoring their new home with a bubbly housewarming gift? Wine is a wonderfully elegant way to preserve friendship, celebrate success, and make the people in our lives feel important.

Local = Better

Not only is wine a versatile gift, but the seemingly endless varieties available mean that you are sure to find the perfect bottle to complement any decadent dish or salty snack. At first glance, having such a list of options at one’s disposal is exhilarating. And yet…it can also feel a bit overwhelming.

Wouldn’t it be easier to keep buying your favorite bottle from the plaza down the road? It’s a lot less dramatic than buying something new, hating it, and then letting it collect dust in the cabinet. On the other hand, the company you’d like to have over soon has different tastes…and if you’re honest, your taste buds are growing pretty bored lately. But where to begin? Where can the aspiring wine connoisseur go to experience new flavors without having to resort to trial and error (and emptying his or her wallet in the process)?

Spring Lake Winery in Lockport is has (besides the wine) amazing year-round events, food and lakeside scenery

Enter wineries! Western New York is teeming with professional winemakers and knowledgeable associates who can point curious guests in the right direction, offering not only specific flavor profiles and tantalizing pairing suggestions but also comfortable tasting rooms and dreamy gift baskets. They often sell other fun merchandise as well- fancy chocolates, fine glasses, brand merchandise, and unique novelty items such as bottle toppers and decorations. A winery is the perfect place to visit for an anniversary, birthday, wedding, or graduation gift, not to mention the opportunity to stock up for your own personal collection!

Wine O’Clock

Since you have shopping to do, why not make the errand a special occasion of its own? From a romantic date with your spouse to a day out with friends, there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to celebrate the best parts of your life. Don’t forget: after a long week of working the 9-to-5, nothing beats good company and a fine drink!

Come on out and explore everything that our local wineries have to offer! To find a winery near you, check out our comprehensive list below.

Wineries in Buffalo Niagara

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Niagara County

Victorianbourg Wine Estate

4402 E Lake Rd, Wilson, NY 14172

Black Willow Winery & Meadery

5565 W Lake Rd, Burt, NY 14028

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

2090 Coomer Rd, Burt, NY 14028

The Winery at Marjim Manor

7171 Lake Rd, Appleton, NY 14008

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

4515 Baer Rd, Ransomville, NY 14131

Chateau Niagara

2466 W Creek Rd, Newfane, NY 14108

Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery

1243 Ridge Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092

Honeymoon Trail Winery

4120 Ridge Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

 

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

4746 Town Line Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Flight of Five Winery

2 Pine St, Lockport, NY 14094

Freedom Run Winery

5138 Lower Mountain Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars

4434 Van Dusen Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Spring Lake Winery

7373 Rochester Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Liten Buffel

8822 Pearson Rd, Middleport, NY 14105

Vizcarra Vineyards

3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067

Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards

3617 Lower Mountain Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132

Orleans, Monroe & Genesee County

810 Meadworks

113 W Center St, Medina, NY 14103

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

10609 Ridge Rd, Medina, NY 14103

Salamanca Estate Winery

2660 Hindsburg Rd, Albion, NY 14411

Schwenk Wine Cellars

1456 Bills Rd, Kent, NY 14477

Lake Ontario Winery

1593 Hamlin Parma Townline Rd, Hilton, NY 14468

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

5324 W Ridge Rd #1101, Spencerport, NY 14559

Midgard Winery

41 Bell Rd, Corfu, NY 14036

Erie & Chautauqua County

Chateau Buffalo

1500 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206

Grapevine D’Vine Winery

5500 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086

Pellicano Vineyard Winery

6736 Boston State Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Ten Thousand Vines Winery

8 S Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075

Foxhole Farm Winery

8325 Cole Rd, Colden, NY 14033

Savage Winery

11300 Savage Rd, Chaffee, NY 14030

Willow Creek Winery

2627 Chapin Rd, Silver Creek, NY 14136

Liberty Vineyards & Winery

2861 US-20, Sheridan, NY 14135

Merritt Estate Winery

2264 King Rd, Forestville, NY 14062

Woodbury Winery & Vineyards

3215 S Roberts Rd, Fredonia, NY 14063

Johnson Estate Winery

8419 W Main St, Westfield, NY 14787

Which of these wineries have you been to? Which are your favorite wineries in Buffalo Niagara? Did we forget any? Let us know.

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