Chateau Buffalo, Buffalo’s urban winery specializing in wines and craft hard ciders made with locally grown grapes and fruits, has opened in Buffalo’s Niagara Frontier Food Terminal in the city’s Clinton-Bailey market area. The 3,500-square-foot facility is used for both retail sales and production, according to owner Carl Schmitter.
Located at 175 Niagara Frontier Food Terminal (1500 Clinton St.), the beautifully renovated winery and retail store occupies previously vacant space in the historic food terminal dating back to the early 1930s. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.
Chateau Buffalo’s wine offerings range from red and white to sweet or dry. An ice wine is also available, as well as the craft hard ciders. The wines and ciders change frequently as most are prepared in relatively small batches. At any given time, approximately six wines and six ciders are available.
Wine and cider tastings are also available to guests who may wish to sample a product before making a purchase. Group wine-tasting events can also be scheduled by calling the store.
In addition to local wines and craft ciders, visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the impressive selection of products available at Chateau Buffalo, including a wide variety of New York State wines, gourmet food products, and wine accessories such as beautiful wine racks and decorative wine glasses. Local food products range from vinegars, pickled beets and dills to gourmet sauces, jams and honey.
Before moving to its new facility, Chateau Buffalo was previously located on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Chateau Buffalo products can also be found at the North Tonawanda, Blasdell and Holland farmers’ markets.
“This facility is perfect for Chateau Buffalo because it was built to handle food production,” said Schmitter, who also plans to offer several special events throughout the year featuring some of Western New York’s favorite food trucks. “We also take great pride in the fact that all of our wines are made with locally grown grapes and fruits and that we are supporting local growers.”
For more information, please visit www.chateaubuffalo.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-4671. You can also follow Chateau Buffalo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Chateau-Buffalo/141349655132?fref=ts for frequent updates.