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Address: 348 Concession 6 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905-682-2100
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Description: Colaneri is a new family-owned and operated winery that hand-harvests the...
Colaneri is a new family-owned and operated winery that hand-harvests the finest grapes to produce premium VQA award-winning wines from its surrounding vineyards. Most of the wines are made with the traditional Italian appassimento style of drying grapes, including a large portfolio of red, white and dessert wines. A new series has been introduced, made in the “recioto” style of making dessert wines. The winery is built in the Romanesque style featuring a captivating panoramic view of the vineyard and escarpment atop the St. David’s Bench appellation. The wine tasting bar overlooks the production area, allowing visitors to see the process. We, La famiglia Colaneri, are always on hand to share the experience and the passion that went into the making of our wines and our winery.
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Tasteful and helpful!

We sampled the reds and the staff were very knowledgable. We would definitely recommend this winery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2012
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Windsor
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We sampled the reds and the staff were very knowledgable. We would definitely recommend this winery.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for coming into the winery and trying the reds. Hope you found a few that were to your liking. We try to make sure our staff have as much knowledge as possible since our winemaking techniques are very different and these techniques need to be explained when talking about the wines. We are very glad you enjoyed your... More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

I think this Winery is one of my favourites in the area. Watching the Winery come together over all these years. The place is beautiful and top notch service ! Pam is always a treat to chat with and discuss different wines they sell. And of course, the Wines! Fantastic! Cabernet is still my favourite by far! This Winery is... More 

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for following us over the past two years! It has been quite the journey as you know. It is quite the honour to hear that we are one of your favourites! We hope you feel like family when you come to us because we appreciate you coming in more than once. And we are glad... More 

Mississauga
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We visit Niagara-on-the-Lake several times a year, and are familiar with many of the wineries in the region. At someone's suggestion, we decided to give Colaneri a try. It was a terrible experience. The design of the temporay retail area is questionable, but it was the service that was appalling. After standing around for a few minutes, and watching a... More 

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, My family and myself are shocked with this review. Firstly we are very sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience at the winery, I assure you we are looking into it. On a busy day it is very hard to acknowledge and greet everyone who walks through the door but we do try to see as many people... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

They have re-created an Italy villa experience with the wine labels being very creative with each having a story of the wine with the face of one of the family members inplanted in the lable, very creative. Wines were really good and service friendly.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We are glad you like the building and enjoyed your experience. We try to make every experience personal and that is why the labels were created that way. During our family functions, we always shared wine with stories so we only saw it fitting to do the same with... More 

Toronto
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90 reviews 90 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

but promising to be one of the best. We bought more wine here than we have at any winery before, being particularly impressed with the Riesling.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for such a great compliment and your purchase. I can assure you all of my family appreciates it. We are glad you enjoyed the riesling, very refreshing for this time of year especially. Hope you continue with us as we work towards completion. Thanks again! Chris Colaneri More 

Maryland
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204 reviews 204 reviews
71 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The facade of the complex seems a little over the top as it rises out of the ground in an open field (but it could be more attractive with some landscaping). It looked like they might have been cooking/serving pizzas on the piazza, but we were the for the wines. The tasting area was compact without being crowded and it... More 

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit, purchase and review. I see you had a couple of statements about the exterior of the building. The Building itself is very far from completion and there are many more plans still to be carried out and I wanted to assure you that more landscaping will be done. We will have terracotta pots with... More 

Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
54 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

It's hard to miss Colaneri, it's like a villa in the middle of NOTL! I think the architecture is more Spanish than Italian, but it's gorgeous either way. The staff was very helpful and the wines were good.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the generous compliments and for visiting. We tried to make a little villa or town so we are glad you think it turned out that way! We are happy that you found some wines you liked and that you were treated well since we try to make everyone feel at home and welcome. Hope to see... More 

Hamilton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The wine is a bit pricey but we love the place anyway. The Colonari family are so friendly and passionate about their wines and the facility is gorgeous.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for you visit and review. We assume everyone coming through our door is part of the family and is immediately a friend so thank you for your generous words as they mean a great deal to all of us. You are absolutely right when you say we are passionate about our wines. We take great pride in... More 

Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The most over priced yet poor quality wines in the area. Look elsewhere - there are many better wineries in Niagara.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi Thank You for your visit and your response. Wine is a very personal taste but we take great pride in our wines. The price is reflective of the process in which the wines are done. We hand harvest all of our grapes, barrel age and ferment most and also dry the grapes (appasimento style). I hope you still enjoyed... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

The wine tasting experience was fantastic! It would be nice if they opened up a restaurant in this location, it would be a great place to spend the day.

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ChrisColaneri, Owner at Colaneri Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hi, It is great to hear you had a great tasting experience with us! And you are more than welcome to spend the day, however we will not be opening up a restaurant. We will be doing small snacks such as the pizza we are doing currently that will be served outside on the piazza. There are many chefs in... More 

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