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CREW Colchester Ridge Estate Winery: When You’re at CREW, You Are CREW!

The Editors
Written by The Editors

The New CREW Winery & Gallery

 

Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Bernard and Nancy Gorski, CREW boasts 12 acres of distinguished vinifera varietal vines. The Gorskis launched their winery in 2006, and after winning many prestigious awards, they recently built an exciting new CREW Winery & Gallery to enhance their guests’ experiences of Ontario wine culture.

Artisan-sourced Sharing Plate Menu

The Scene

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery — generally known by its acronym CREW — offers a unique experience in the Lake Erie North Shore wine appelation. Expanded in November 2019, the new CREW Winery & Gallery is a two-story tasting room and event space overlooking acres of lush, well-tended vines. A picnic area is available in season. The new facility offers indoor seating for small or large groups on two screened-in patios with sleek tables, comfy lounge furniture and panoramic vineyard views, often graced with wonderful lake breezes. The Gallery features artwork from owner Bernie Gorski’s private collection as well as new works by accomplished local and international artists. The welcoming Tasting Bar offers small-lot wines and tasting flights alongside an enticing sharing plate menu.

Menu Highlights

This boutique winery demonstrates its strong commitment to quality with each bottle of craft vqa wine. The primary focus is on growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer grapes but you’ll find a wide variety of outstanding wines. All the red wines are barrel-aged, while various winemaking techniques create interesting turns on the classicss. Knowledgeable staff are available to answer questions and make suggestions according to your personal preferences. Hungry? The Winery also offers a menu that you can share with your own CREW! It features a variety of flatbreads, cheeseboards and tapenades, focusing on local artisan-sourced items. Highlights include:

The Barrel Room

Cheeseboard with your choice of three artisanal Ontario cheeses from a seasonal selection, with accompaniments including stuffed olives, prosciutto, flatbread crackers, red peppers, fresh figs & baguette;
Fig, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread;
Caramelized Onion Chutney, Old Cheddar & Bacon Flatbread.
Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Make your meal complete with a CREW sommelier’s wine pairing suggestions.

Winery, Gallery & Restaurant

108 County Road 50 East
(near Erie Road)
519-738-9800

HOURS: DAILY 11 am–6 pm
Winter Hours May Fluctuate
LUNCH: $15 – $30

colchesterridge.com

Family Owned and Operated
Award-Winning VQA Wines
Gallery featuring Local and International Art
Covered Screened-in Patio with Panoramic Views
Daily Tasting Options
Sharing Plate Menu
Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Options

Distinguished Vinifera Varietals

Co-Owner Bernie Gorski

Ontario VQA Wines