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The tasting space at Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Sanctuary includes wood gathered from trees on the residential or commercial property.




Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Sanctuary won a handful of awards at the 2020 New York City International White wine Competitors, consisting of one statewide honor.

The winery took gold in Red wine Other for its Lake Impact Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 and bronze in Pinot Noir Other for its Lake Impact Vineyard Chardonnay 2018. In addition, the winery won New york city State Pinot Noir Winery of the Year with a rating of 94 points. The winery won New york city State Riesling Winery of the Year in in 2015’s competitors.

“Even in a pandemic, we still make great wine!” the winery stated on its site. 

“This is an unprecedented honor,” included Dr. Chris Colloca, a previous biomedical scientist who started preparing the winery in 2008 and planted its very first vines in 2010. 

“Making excellent white wine is a synergy,” he continued. “It begins with the amazing mini-climate that we take pleasure in here on the coasts of Lake Ontario and at the northern reaches of the Finger Lakes area. However success comes with the extraordinary care, tough work and competence of the personnel that makes the white wine. Everybody from the wine maker to the cellar hands influence this excellent honor.”

Other winners from the Finger Lakes area consist of Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery in Lodi, which took a double gold in Zinfandel for its Riesling Dry 2019, in addition to silvers and bronzes for its Rieslings and Chardonnays. Wagner won New york city State Riesling Winery of the Year this year, and Pleasant Valley White Wine Co., of Hammondsport, won New york city State Blanc de Blanc Winery of the Year.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.