Join us Jan 22nd for The Wine Lades Shimmer of Gold Icewine Festival. Colaneri Estate Winery will be one of 3 very special wineries we will be visiting on Jan 22nd, 2012. This Italian Romamesque winery promises to be an unforgettable experience not only with the appearance of the winery, but also the “Amarone ” style wines. We guarantee it will be an extraordinary experience for you! To purchase your ticket please call 905-338-6797 or buy on line here
Frosolone, Italy. It was there in those humble beginnings that, a handsome man, Joseph Colaneri, set his sights on a beautiful woman, Maria from the same “paese”, town. She took one look at those blue eyes and especially his curl hair and she was “innamorato”…in love. We always got a chuckle over the fact Papa lost his hair shortly after they married in 1951. Thank goodness their marriage lasted a lot longer than his hair so the story could continue!
They were blessed with two sons, Michele (Mike) and Nicola (Nick). In 1967,the new world beckoned with possibilities, dreams and the promise of good things to come. After many years of hard work and perseverance, the family acquired a 40 acre vineyard where Colaneri Estate Winery now stands. Ma and Papa Colaneri took great joy in tending to the vines all year long. There was a sense of peace and accomplishment in seeing the vines prosper under their care.
Mike and Nick married sisters, Angiolina (Angie) and Liberina (Betty) and all lived together on the vineyard. Later, with their children, Tara, Michael, Nicholas and Christopher they continued to teach the importance of hard work and dedication. They were difficult times, but some of the happiest as everyone was together. The Colaneri Family, today, is determined to do Joseph and Maria proud. It is in their honour and memory that we are inspired to continue the tradition that crossed the ocean to the new world. Da paese a nuovo mondo.
Tradition, the driving force of our passion for family, life and all it encompasses. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our wines and experience the passion that went into the making of them.Frosolone, Italy. It was there in those humble beginnings that, a handsome man, Joseph Colaneri, set his sights on a beautiful woman, Maria from the same “paese”, town. She took one look at those blue eyes and especially his curl hair and she was “innamorato”…in love. We always got a chuckle over the fact Papa lost his hair shortly after they married in 1951.
Thank goodness their marriage lasted a lot longer than his hair so the story could continue!
The Wine Ladies Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour- NOTL-Jan 22nd, 2012
Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake, just an hour and a half from Toronto, an oasis for the wine lover for a very special VIP experience we have created for you. Travel in style and comfort in our limo bus, visit 3 special local wineries, Inniskillin ,Reif Estate Winery ,http://www.coloneriwines.com , each with an unique, exclusive experience created especially for our group including samplings of some of Ontario’s best Icewine, sparkling and premium VQA wines.
We’ll also enjoy lunch, more wine sampling and shopping to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street as it has transformed into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Set to the soundtrack of Canadian Jazz, the Icewine will flow as the 28 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour liquid gold.
The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine-inspired culinary creations. Watch talented artists turn blocks of ice into sparkling sculptures and when it is time to warm up, pop into one of Queen Street’s cozy shops. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival will engage all of your senses during this celebration of all things Icewine. It doesn’t matter if you are a wine enthusiast or a cocktail fan, a foodie or a music lover; there’s sure to be an event that speaks to your passion while offering an unforgettable Icewine experience.
9:00am: Departure from Toronto -Royal York Hotel
9:30am: Departure from Oakville- Oakville Shopping Centre
11:00am-12:30pm – Inniskillin
12:30pm-2:00pm – Lunch, shopping-Niagara-on-the-Lake
2:00pm-3:30pm – Reif Estate Winery
3:30pm-5:00pm- Colaneri Estate Winery
6:00pm: Arrival in Oakville- Oakville Shopping Centre
7:00pm: Arrival in Toronto-Royal York Hotel