Hitting up the winery for a fancy brunch is not the only option, either. They offer dinner in a formal dining room, or happy hour (4-7pm) on weekdays within the cafe, terrace and garden. For a quick taste, head straight to the wine store (there's no tour) and plunk down $1 per generous sample and tell Angel we sent 'ya.
Today, Mon Ami and Lonz wines are made by the winery we visited yesterdayFirelands. The range is large11 whites, 4 blush, 10 reds, 5 champagnes and 4 dessert wines.
Tasting details: For $1 per taste, you can choose whatever wines you want and how many/few. There's no pressure and you do get to sip from a glass (not a plastic cup). In order, we went with: Walleye White, Niagara, Merlot (Californian grapes), Cellarmaster's Red and Sherry Pale Cream. There are also imported Italian wines available for $3/tasting and Mon Ami Ice Wine for $4/tasting.
Our wine pick: Cellarmaster's Red, for three reasons: it's only available here at the winery and not sold to distributors; it's not one we originally picked to taste, but was recommended to us after we admitted to not totally enjoying the dry Merlot; and it was really, really good. Also don't miss the Cream Sherrya constant favorite of ours.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]