CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)
Each dish focuses on a handful of flavours geared towards building food and wine synergy. Not Lunch or Dinner. No Appetizers or Entrees. No Rules. Just our winery and your experience.
Our ingredients are sourced as close to us as possible. We strive to build relationships with the growers in our region to create tighter connections between Producer & Consumer, Grower & Gourmand, and ultimately, Food & Wine.
So please sit back, relax, and savour the adventure we have to offer at CREW. Let us know about any dietary restrictions and feel free to ask your server any questions that you may have.
Chef BJ Turnbull
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We have visited several wineries in the area and were excited to be visiting the crew for the first time.
First off the ambiance was terrible - so bright it felt like we were eating in a school cafeteria. We had to ask the server to dim the lights and it seemed he didn't know how to so I assume this is the typical atmosphere. The flights were $15 which didn't seem so bad until we received them. You get may be one once per glass! Not even enough to determine if you liked it. The food was ok but the presentation was very amateur. The charcuterie came on a dinner plate with everything just stacked up on top of each other. Condiments. My wife shared this and the brussel sprouts but no side plates and no serving utensils were provided. That said the cheeses were very good and we bought some to bring home. This has potential but definitely has room to improve based on the other local winery experiences.
We stopped by Friday November 20th and sat on the patio for lunch. They allowed our dog on the patio which was super nice. Food and service was outstanding! So happy we came here!
My favourite place for Eggs Benedict now! Steak panini was very good also.
I had a great lunch experience with friends. We were welcomed warmly and everyone loved their food. You have the option of adding a personal baguette, preserves, and cheese plate to your wine tasting which I thought was a nice feature. Reservations were easy to make - I will be back!
Delicious food and wine, Will definitely be back!
We are inside by the windows as it was cold. I was disappointed we could not go upstairs but it was for special events. It would have been quieter.
Superb food, great staff, ambience! . . . And awesome wine!
Highly recommend the Plowman's Platter! Very different and presentation was great!
We had a bit of a bigger group so every effort was made to get us close together without hindering Covid rules. We went on a Sunday so they had a buffet, so you could not order off the menu, but they did allow us to get a charcuterie board which was good. I always find Crew staff to be very gracious, kind and friendly. one of our favorite local wineries.
Great experience reservations recommended given Covid
Chef BJ Turnbull and his very able staff have created an impressive array of shareable over the top delicious food offerings. The wines at CREW are well-made and delicious, and staff are very hospitable, professional, and fun.
Although the season is coming to an end and the vineyard was not in full bloom it was still a great experience. Taylor our server was outstanding! The food was great and delivered by the chef himself. We had the Pumpkin Gnocchi and Mac N Cheese Balls. The wine was.....well the wine :) The flight tastings were appropriate and served with great cheeses from a small shop in New Hamburg - Mountainoak Cheese. It was a fantastic lunch and will definitely go back
Awesome experience! We really enjoyed our brunch, and we restocked our pantry with our favourite wines from CREW.
An absolutely gorgeous venue with views of the vineyards. The menu offers a variety of appetizers, all of which are delish. I love CREW Chardonnay.
Very tasty and different menu compared to other wineries we have visited in windsor and Niagara on the lake. Will definitely be back.
We couldn't have had a better experience than our Sunday brunch at CREW. With food allergies, and more, the chef and staff we so accommodating and prepared a fabulous meal for everyone. I have been telling friends and coworkers about the great time we had. Definitely going back.
Meritage wine is delicious. Charcuterie was tasty and a great variety, just needed more bread :)
Thanks Jennifer B! You can always ask for more bread - we are happy to offer it. :) We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Wine & Food were both excellent!!!! Staff are all extremely friendly!!!!! Our server Alysia was absolutely wonderful!!!!
We had a wonderful brunch experience. The softly played live music was a nice touch. Our food was so good. The mimosas were divine. Will definitely be coming back.
From start to finish, everything was fantastic. Really enjoyed the service, and brunch was to die for.
We really enjoyed brunch for their sparkling wine debut. Their menu has something for everyone and the food and wine were delicious.
As always wonderful service and outstanding brunch not to mention best wine in the county!
Really disappointed in this winery. The service was so slow. However there may need to be more staff. We sat 15-20 minutes without a drink.
The food even though unique had very little taste and flavour. The price for “À la cart” food was a bit much.
The most expressive flight ever. $15 for 4, 1 oz flights. Said it was paired with food. But it was two pieces of cheese and two crackers. Most places in the area charged $6 for 4, 1 1/2 oz flights.
The atmosphere was not great, no warm fuzzy feelings here. Felt like a pub rather than a winery.
Go next door to the North 42 winery.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to CREW. It is our goal to provide a unique, flavourful experience with warm hospitality to all those who enter, and it appears that, in your case, we failed to deliver. We do feel that we offer great value in our flights by pairing with Ontario artisan cheeses and local preserves, however, it does come at a small extra cost. I am glad though that you did enjoy another area winery, and hope you can give us another try.
Fabulous wine, food and atmosphere !
Delicious appetizers and the best wine in the region! The service is super friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend a visit!
This is the first time we came to CREW for a meal and absolutely loved it. All the food was delicious, the service excellent. Would highly recommend.
Great service and knowledgeable waitstaff! Thanks for having us.
Our meal was quite disappointing. Only five minutes after our appetizer came and our dinner appeared as well. We were not allowed enough time to sit and enjoy our appetizer at all. My husband enjoyed his fish tacos but I found my steak to be over cooked. It was definitely not medium-rare and it also seemed to be a bit chewy. It’s not clear (at least to us) on the menu that you must also order sides with your meal - all that came on my plate was the steak. It was a good thing we ordered an appetizer or we would have still been hungry. Dessert was just ok.
I was very excited about dinner with it being our 28th anniversary but both of us were disappointed that we had not just stayed home and bbq’d our own steak.
Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the ambiance and service, yet sorry to hear of your disappointment. Our menu is not designed for traditional dining; we encourage diners to order a variety of items a la carte to experience a unique array of flavours and textures throughout the visit at a casual pace. We do try to communicate this with our guests once they are seated. I will speak with our CREW to ensure they are doing so. We hope you can give us another try with this in mind.
This was our second visit to Crew. The first time we only had their wines which we find better than the wines at other wineries in Lake Erie North Shore. This time we went for lunch. Service and food outstanding. We visit the wineries quite often and think this may become our favourite spot. Do yourself a favour and visit sooner rather than later.
Excellent afternoon with the girls..great food and best wine around..
I have told many friends already..
Staff are very helpful and sweet..thanks
The food at CREW is incredible! Everyone should experience
Great food and excellent wine! We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and tastings.
Great wines produced here, especially reds, with knowledgeable servers that give you information. Patio was one of the nicest in the region.
Always a pleasure to come to crew. The new facility is fabulous!
Both men in our party of 4 ordered the Eggs Benedict. They said the meat didn't taste like peameal bacon and the hollandaise sauce didn't taste like the traditional hollandaise.
I had eggs and steak panini and the other diner had huevos rancheros. Both these dishes were very good. Ambience and service were great but half of our party was very disappointed about the food. I would recommend CREW but would tell someone about the Eggs Benedict
Hi Deb, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the ambiance and the service. I am sorry to hear that two in your party were disappointed. Our Benedict is a spin on the classic; we make the peameal bacon in house with fresh pork loin and use blood orange in our made-to-order Hollandaise. They are therefore quite different than store bought or high volume products. I will ensure that our Servers know to communicate this to guests to avoid further confusions. Cheers! Michelle T, GM
Enjoyed the new brunch menu. A beautiful view of the vineyard. A wonderful new retail area with some delicious cheeses, jams etc. They had live music in the background on Sunday for brunch which added to the ambience.
Wonderful evening, hostess and waitress very attentive and the food was fabulous!
The food was excellent, but I wish the menu could be expanded.
Enjoyed our lunch on the patio at CREW. Staff were friendly and helpful. Fish tacos were delicious. Nice wine, too!
The live music was a wonderful surprise and definitely enhanced our lunch experience! The fig flatbread and the cheese board——highly recommend!
CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery) is rated 4.7 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.