48 Freeman Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-2700
Fax: (716) 634-1644
Established in 1961, Johnson Estate winery is the oldest exclusively estate winery in New York State, which means that the entire wine-making process is done at the winery, from growing the grapes to bottling. The land was originally purchased by Frederick Johnson in 1908. Today, his grandchildren operate the winery, spanning 200 acres of land. About 14,000 cases of wine are produced each year here. Some of the grapes they grow include Concord, Delaware, Niagara, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. Their signature wine is Liebestropfchen, which translates to “little love drops". They also make ice wine. Their wine shop and tasting room also carries a variety of wine jellies, gourmet cheeses and wine-related gifts. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Eastern Hills Mall has a wide variety of stores so you can find the perfect item, whether it's a perfectly fitted outfit or a gift for a friend. There are jewelery stores, clothing boutiques, shoe stores, specialty stores as well as restaurants. This shopping center is sure to impress.
This locally owned Christian bookstore features a variety of religious articles and a large selection of bibles, including large print bibles, kid’s bibles, compact bibles, and even electronic bibles. Benders also has a variety of books with topics like bible studies, Christian living, prayers, reference books, and books on tape. Music lovers will be pleased to find CDs that contain worship music, Christian rock, and contemporary Christian music. DVDs for adults, teens, and kids, along with Christian video games, a welcome alternative to some of the violent games available in secular stores, are also available. To round off the list, church supplies, including resources for religious education instructors, hymnals, communion supplies, and choir music will make sure all of your needs are met. -Christine A. Smyczynski
This shop, located in the heart of the village of Williamsville, features the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. It is the only store in western New York with goods made all by local artisans and craftspeople. You'll find affordable gifts, including jewelry and home décor. Some of jewelry selections include charm necklaces, chunky necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and more. Form the home, choose from vases, cheese plates, buffalo shaped cutting boards, hand-painted ornaments, painted furniture, photography, and other unique items. It is a great place to shop for a gift in any season. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This accessory shop carries trendy, yet inexpensive accessory items, including costume jewelry that they create and manufacture themselves. All items in the store are priced less than USD24. Along with the costume jewelry, they also carry scarves, watches, handbags, hats, wallets and belts. The jewelry is also displayed by color, making it easy to pick out just the right piece to compliment your outfit. There are five locations of this shop throughout the Northeast. Moreover, this is a great spot to get gift items for the special people in your life or pick up something special for yourself. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Feel-Rite is a local health food chain that features a large selection of organic foods, fresh organic produce, supplements, vitamins, natural bath and beauty items, books on nutrition and much more. If Feel-Rite doesn't carry a health product, it probably doesn't exist. The Transit Road and Maple Road locations also have a juice bar and deli that features many vegetarian items. Stop by and check out Feel-Rite if you are looking for a healthier way of life. -Christine a. Smyczynski
This long-time fixture on Williamsville's Main Street carries more than 30,000 classic toys, like science and building kits, puzzles, books, sock monkeys and other educational toys. They also carry items for dress-up play, erector sets and Playmobile figures. Clayton's is one of the largest specialty toy stores in the area and they carry many items you won't find in the big-box stores. If you are buying a gift for your favorite child, they offer free gift wrapping. Moreover, the shops knowledgeable staff can help you select the perfect gift for the special child in your life. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Yia Yia's, pronounced Ya Ya's, means "grandma", so you know that their chocolates are going to be yummy. The business, which Clifford Schultz originally opened in 1987 on Central Avenue in Lancaster, is noted for their homemade, hand-dipped chocolates and their sponge candy, a western New York specialty. The sponge candy also comes in a number of flavors, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange, and peanut butter. Other candies sold include clusters, peanut brittle, chocolate miniatures, and ribbon candy. They also have a large selection of sugar free chocolates and they will ship candy as gifts. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This gourmet bakery, which was established in 1987, has several trained pastry chefs on staff and has won several awards at the Taste of Williamsville. Products include cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies, breakfast items, and more. Need a cake for a special occasion? They make them for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, and holiday parties. Need a unique hostess gift? Get a basket or tray of cookies from Dessert Deli and you’ll be the hit of the party. Entertainment desserts, individual desserts, cupcakes, and brownies are also available. Their EOP (Easy on the Pocket) line of desserts keeps the budget-conscious indulger in line.Christine A. Smyczynski
Located close to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Four Points Hotel Buffalo Airport, this state-of-the-art mall offers shopping with more than 200 upscale stores, restaurants, specialty boutiques, a food court and 12-screen movie house. The mall prides itself on its customer service and attention to detail in its cleanliness. Check website for complete list of stores.
This family-owned toy store is stocked with a variety of toys that will spark imaginative play, such as toy soldiers, puzzles, and board games. One thing you won't find here are video games, as the shop's owners want to encourage creative play. The shop is also jam-packed with an ever-expanding collection of over 10,000 models of cars, trucks, planes, fire engines, tractors and construction vehicles. In fact, they have the world's largest selection of construction vehicle models, including bulldozers, cranes, backhoes, and dump trucks. Each year, they host the International Model Construction and Truck Show. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Step back in time at Amazing Grace, a unique shop that carries nostalgic snack items, many of them which have been around over 100 years. Enjoy amazing snacks like popcorn balls, candy taffy kisses, red licorice, and butter crunch toffee, along with classic beverages, like red cream soda and white birch beer. This shop was the idea of two sisters who noticed how people really enjoyed talking about "the good old days." Even the product labels depict life during simpler times, as well as some of the labels featuring images of the sister's family members. - Christine A. Smyczynski