For more than a century, the Woodbury family has tilled the rich, porous soil of the Fredonia area to craft one-of-a-kind, flavorful wines from homegrown grapes. The vineyard’s serene surroundings—from the doting shelter of the nearby Allegheny uplands to the temperate words of encouragement from Lake Erie—work together to rear aromatic, mature, and emotionally balanced crops. Sippers may indulge in the complex flavors of a full-bodied cabernet ($24/bottle), the peppery floral notes of the Gewürztraminer ($24/bottle), or the regional sweetness of a niagara ($9.50). In addition to bottling up high-quality grape juice, the expert vintners at Woodbury shake down local orchards for refreshing fruit wines, such as a tastefully tart cranberry ($12) or delicate apple ($12), simultaneously capable of banishing thin-skinned doctors and impressing teachers with its semidry personality and ability to rinse chalkboards.
Blake’s Men’s Wear attires men in ravishing tuxedos and both off-the-rack and custom suits for any occasion. Groupon holders’ additional credit can be used as a comely pocket square or in combination with today’s deal for $200 off any suit in stock. Introduce a dapper shirt, pair of pants, or tie (options available under $60) to the crowd in your closet, or put the $60 value toward a Bugatchi shirt ($99+) or renting a tux for a special occasion, such as the item on your calendar marked “puppy graduation.” As tuxedo jackets tap dance with full-dress tails, vests and accessory-colour options parade through the store’s stock by the hundreds. On-site tailoring ensures that styles hang equally well on multifarious frames and kneecaps appear as though they just returned from the spa. Blake’s Men’s Wear has outfitted gentlemen in upscale garb since 1952, during which time both sartorial selections and handshake variations have broadened considerably.
The staff at Wintronic Computers Plus scrub excess muddle from hardware and software and sweep both PC and Apple systems of viruses. Desktop computers and laptops undergo a thorough hard-drive organization, which rids drives of extraneous digital clutter and creates space for future downloaded videos of babies rapping. Smudged surfaces and cracks emerge free of dust and miscellaneous flotsam after a safe exterior cleaning. To keep computers running smoothly and free of pernicious bugs, Wintronic's technicians make a full sweep of every file to scan for errant worms, Trojan horses, and the virus that causes relatives to forward chain letters. The store promises a quick turnaround on service and offers a warranty on all cleaning and repair work.
With five locations posted around the Niagara region and 33 years of experience, Buckner's Source For Sports has outfitted and equipped athletes of all ages with gear and apparel for lacrosse, running, football, hockey, baseball, and soccer. Adult-sized pads, sticks, and skates from brands such as Easton and Reebok prepare players for pickup games and semipro matches, whereas youth-sized hockey gear helps wee ones learn valuable lessons in teamwork and zamboni-herding. Men's and women's shoes and cross trainers support arches and pad heels as runners race down country roads, and baseball, football, and lacrosse pads and helmets protect players from tackles and fastballs.
Renee’s Greenhouses has experienced not only physical growth since opening in 2000—the owners moved from their backyard to a full-size retail shop in 2005—but also philosophical growth. As their inventory expanded, they decided to get bigger shelves and focus on eco-friendly products, such as all-natural soils, fertilizers, and pest-control products. The owners are also phasing out plastic plant containers, instead opting for 100% natural terracotta pottery. The selection of flora ranges from ornamental grasses and shrubbery to perennials and fruit trees; shoppers overwhelmed by the selection can consult with on-site designers from Yardley Designs.