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Colio Estate Winery

1 Colio Drive, Harrow, ON, Canada
Region: Essex (800) 265-1322 http://www.coliowinery.com/
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  • Year Established:
    1980
  • Winery Contact:
    Jennifer Ring
  • Winemaker:
    Kevin Donohue and Lawrence Buhler

About our winery:

The history of Colio Estate Wines dates back to the late 1970s when its founders, Italian bricklayers, first came to Lake Erie North Shore with designs of building a world-class winery. Located in Harrow, Ontario, the region boasts one of the longest growing seasons in the country with a latitude similar to northern California or the Tuscany region in Italy. Our award-winning Winemaker, Lawrence Buhler, collaborates with the Vineyard Manager, Kevin Donohue, to produce some of the country’s most distinctive wines.


Three things to love about us:

1) We received the first winery license granted in Southwest Ontario following prohibition.2) Our winemaker, Lawrence Buhler, has been named as one of Food & Drink magazine\'s Young Winemakers to Watch.3) Our Vineyards are located at a latitude which is on a plane with Northern California and the Tuscany region in Italy, making it one of the longest growing seasons in Canada.


What makes us unique:

At Colio, though we consistently make expressive, refreshing white wines from our vineyards planted with the likes of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling, we have built a reputation for big, varietally sound red wines. We have extensive plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz that continuously provide us with quality fruit to support that program.


Our awards:

Since 1980, Colio Estate Wines have captured over 400 medals and certificates in national and international competitions. Some of these achievements were from the Ontario Wine Awards, All-Canadian Wine Championship, Great Lake\'s Wine Competition, and much more!


  Days and hours open

Mon10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM6:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM5:00 PM

  • Good For Groups
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Rose
  • Riesling
  • Syrah
  • Blends
  • Shiraz
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Merlot
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Outdoor Area
  • Food/Wine Pairings
  • Picnic Sites
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Limo Friendly

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