CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)

4.7
66 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Winery
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery is a unique, family-run winery that offers a unique tasting experience. We have implemented an eclectic and dynamic Grazing Menu featuring inventive Tastes and Textures to complement and enhance your journey with our wines.

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.

Enjoy!

Chef BJ Turnbull




Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 people are saying
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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food which we ordered from the brunch menu was very good and priced fairly. The service was fast and friendly. We have been here several times and would recommend to anyone.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great appetizers and great wine. The service is the perfect combination of formal and friendly. And very informative staff in a great venue!

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Kdrouill
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and wine. Server was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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pault
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Annette
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place for Eggs Benedict now! Steak panini was very good also.

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Coley
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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KylaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine, Will definitely be back!

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DarrellS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great staff, ambience! . . . And awesome wine!

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SherryM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend the Plowman's Platter! Very different and presentation was great!

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melissaT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaulA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience reservations recommended given Covid

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ClaudiaT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Andreac
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We really enjoyed our brunch, and we restocked our pantry with our favourite wines from CREW.

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Sophie2
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and different menu compared to other wineries we have visited in windsor and Niagara on the lake. Will definitely be back.

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JoMel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meritage wine is delicious. Charcuterie was tasty and a great variety, just needed more bread :)

CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thanks Jennifer B! You can always ask for more bread - we are happy to offer it. :) We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Charlie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine & Food were both excellent!!!! Staff are all extremely friendly!!!!! Our server Alysia was absolutely wonderful!!!!

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Shellster
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was fantastic. Really enjoyed the service, and brunch was to die for.

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CarlyM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed brunch for their sparkling wine debut. Their menu has something for everyone and the food and wine were delicious.

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MelanieP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful service and outstanding brunch not to mention best wine in the county!

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JKRaw
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)
Responded on October 22, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wine, food and atmosphere !

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wcish
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers and the best wine in the region! The service is super friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend a visit!

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LoriS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and knowledgeable waitstaff! Thanks for having us.

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BrendaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

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.

CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)
Responded on October 14, 2020

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.

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Tommg
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CindyR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon with the girls..great food and best wine around..
I have told many friends already..
Staff are very helpful and sweet..thanks

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vipDBMB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at CREW is incredible! Everyone should experience

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Grey
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent wine! We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and tastings.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines produced here, especially reds, with knowledgeable servers that give you information. Patio was one of the nicest in the region.

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Lorne
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come to crew. The new facility is fabulous!

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DebR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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

CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery)
Responded on September 22, 2020

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

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LoriM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KristinW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, hostess and waitress very attentive and the food was fabulous!

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CREW (Colchester Ridge Estate Winery) is rated 4.7 stars by 66 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.