About Us

Our Story...

We invite you to stroll through our beautiful vineyards, don’t forget to take a few pictures to remember your day with us. Make sure at the end of the day to take home a bottle of our delicious wine. While the weather outside starts cooling down, we have plenty to warm you right back up. Come take a ride on the Vineyard Express, where you can enjoy a light breakfast before taking a leisurely ride across the beautiful Niagara countryside. After your ride on the vintage 1947 Budd Coaches, warm up with a chicken BBQ and live music back at Spring Lake. Or take one of our tours to see the vineyard and even our wine making process. Don’t forget to stop in for Lunch and enjoy a meal at the winery to warm the soul and enjoy to beautiful landscape.

The Inspiration

Nana & Papa

Traveling from Italy bringing the tradition of winemaking with them.

The Dream

Dr. Nicholas & Tamre Varallo

Dr. Varallo made wine in his father’s basement from the age of eight. He continued that tradition with his family, making wine in the family basement until the winery was built.

The Future

Dominic, Cristina, & Americo Varallo

The Varallos’ children assist with all aspects of the winery, vineyard and wine making, taking the tradition into the third generation. Turning a tradition of winemaking into business.

Three Generations...

All three generations are contributing to the growth & development of the business. For example, this painting (right) was done by artist Patrick Varallo, recreating the small town in Italy “Papa” came from. Brother Mark and family are founding BelAqua, a mineral water taken from the natural spring on the property, which will be bottled water at the production plant.

In Loving Memory of Americo (Papa) Varallo

A celebration of life. Americo Varallo passed from this world on April 27, 2014 in the company of all of his family at his bedside. Americo grew up in Italy after being born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He met his future wife, Francesca, at the age of 17. As a young man, he immigrated to Argentina to work as a printer and was promptly inducted into the army. His wife joined him one year later and they started a family. They immigrated to the United States in 1955 to pursue the American dream which they accomplished. They produced three doctors and a teacher who in turn produced 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Americo’s prime enjoyment and focus in life was his family. Nothing else mattered. He and Franca were blissfully married for 66 glorious years. He was a Eucharistic Minster and active member of St. Anthony’s and St. Mary’s Churches for many years. He will be joining his parents Nicholas and Florinda in heaven as well as his sister, Loretta, his brother Anthony and sister in law Cornelia. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded in love by all of his progeny and their progeny. His life was a life lesson for all of us. Survived by his beautiful, loving wife, Francesca, Dr. Nicholas Varallo (Tamre), Dr. Mark A. Varallo (Kelly), Dr. Patrick A. Varallo (Lori) and his beloved daughter, Cristina Finnerty (Michael). He adored his grandchildren, David, Americo (Deanna), Dr. Cristina Varallo (Dr. Jamie Rodriguez), Dominic, Francesca Sims (Willie), Alexander, Elisabeth, Olivia, Markie, Emma, and Steven. The great-grandchildren were also gems in his life, Penelope, Nino, Sofia, Anthony, and Francesco. He was also loved by his nieces and nephews, Florinda, Rosa, Tanino, Sylvia, Chris, Michael David, and all of their children. As a printer, the family would like anyone interested to make a donation to a graphic design scholarship in Americo’s name. This has been established at First Niagara Bank, Lockport, NY or to the church.

Ti’aspettiamo!

The Varallo Family
Dr. Nicholas, Tamre, Americo, Cristina & Dominic

Hours

Visit Us

November - April

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

During the week by appointment

May – October

Daily from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Closed August 17, 2019 for LIVE concert!

7373 Rochester Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
716-439-5253

Winery Train Excursion Tickets

716-948-0505

Reservations recommended - we close for private weddings and other events on some dates.

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