Both a Village and a Town in beautiful Erie County, some would consider Orchard Park a suburb, but we both know it’s a place with an amazing culture of its own. We’re happy to be Orchard Park’s go-to wine and liquor store, and we very much appreciate you making the very short trip to experience our superior collection.
Once a part of the gorgeous hamlet of Hamburg, Orchard Park exceeded its own expectations after separation in 1850. The town carried a few names, firstly Joseph Ellicott who was an agent for the Holland Land Company, as we know there was once a very heavy Dutch presence. This changed to East Hamburgh, but finally landed onto Orchard Park, the name we know and love around 1934. This is when the heavy settlement began, and when the town we see now really began to develop. A place to capture both city and country, why not check out a few of our Best Red Wines under $50 before heading home to enjoy it. Despite its progress, the Pitssburgh Railroad Station continues to stand as a staple to show the tradition of old and holds it place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ralph Wilson Stadium
Coming up on being open 50 years now, Ralph Wilson Stadium is home to the beloved Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Originally named Rich Stadium, it was renamed in 1998 for team founder Ralph Wilson. There are the occasional game-changing concerts like Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Band, and The Grateful Dead, but we know it’s for our football team. In 2008 Sidney Crosby also scored the shootout winner on Ryan Miller in the NHL Winter Classic on New Years Day, but our town has known enough heartbreak from losses; especially in the 90′s. Regardless of why you’re going, stopping by your local Orchard Park Liquor Store to grab a bottle of American Whiskey is never a bad idea.
The Best Combination in Life: Music and Food
Again on the grounds of the local middle school, and under direction of the Orchard Park Council of the Arts, local businesses and the town sponsor free outdoor musical entertainment at the Pavilion bandstand. Music has a funny way of bringing people together; whether you’re a high school couple on a first date or married with two kids, it’s a great day out in the sun that all will enjoy. Regular concerts can also be heard from the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orchard Park Chorale. A history of music grows every day in this town, and it should be enjoyed with some Californian Wine from your local wine shop. Taffy’s Hot Dog Stand is no slouch either, and for some famous roast beef be sure to visit Eckl’s Restaurant on Ellicott Road just south of the village. Our Canadian friends will appreciate the 3000th Tim Hortons being on our soil, and what goes perfectly with a Sunday morning coffee? A nice Liqueur.
The Quaker Arts Festival
On the lovely and scenic campus of Orchard Park Middle School in the breaking of fall, the annual Quaker Arts Festival is help. Primarily funded by the Jaycees, the United States Junior Chamber, it’s the largest outdoor suburban arts and crafts festival in the Southtowns. Over 300 Arts and Crafts producers come to show their best work to celebrate what is an amazing history of creativity. Over $10,000 in ribbons, bowls, and prize money are awarded to the talented artists each year, and it also works as a fundraiser to sponsor scholarships, community, and charity events. Truly an event that Orchard Park can be proud of, appreciate it with a beautiful Italian Wine from Gates Circle Wine & Liquor.
Just as Orchard Park is a town on its own, there are also many smaller hamlets that we would like to pay homage to for their commitment to Gates Circle Wine & Liquor. The attractively charming Chestnut Ridge Park holds a wide range of activities, and complements homey locales like Loveland, Webster Corners, Armor, and Duells Corner. We invite those from all corners of Orchard Park, and just like a good neighbour, we’ll welcome you to try some New York Wine from our extensive selection.