Choose from Four Options
- $29 for a wine tasting, tour, and EVL cheese tasting experience for two ($56 value)
- $23 for a wine tasting and EVL cheese tasting experience for two ($46 value)
- $59 for a wine tasting, tour, and EVL cheese tasting experience for four ($112 value)
- $45 for a wine tasting and EVL cheese tasting experience for four ($92 value)
The wine tasting includes samples of six varieties, while the cheese tasting features five cheeses from EVL and snacks such as dried fruit, salami, and olives. Each option also includes souvenir wine glasses to take home, one bottle of wine, and a $2 credit to use towards the purchase of EVL cheese. Those selecting options with tours explore the verdant grounds of the family-owned winery as well.
Winery of Ellicottville
To the Spicola family, wine isn't simply something sipped on at dinner or during a party. Rather, it's the family heritage, which forms a bridge between generations. Today, Dominic Spicola runs the Winery of Ellicottville with his son-in-law, but years ago, he worked alongside his father, Francesco, an Italian immigrant schooled in his home country's winemaking tradition. Together, the duo crushed and pressed annual harvests into barrels of wine, making sure their relatives had enough to fill glasses at dinner and water balloons at family picnics throughout the year.
Today, Dominic and his son-in-law mesh this Old World wisdom with New World techniques to craft chardonnays and merlots, reds and whites. They sell their bottles from an unassuming shop on Monroe Street, where sky-blue walls, family pictures, and shelved knickknacks surround a sun-splashed bar.