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Coyote’s Run abruptly shuts retail operation
Coyote’s Run Winery unexpectedly shut down its retail operation on Monday. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery has abruptly closed its retail operation.

Victoria Straker, the winery’s retail manager, announced that all events and wine club member subscriptions have been cancelled.

“On a personal note, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your patronage and your loyalty not just to Coyote’s Run but to my staff and me,” she said in an email to customers on Monday. “I have enjoyed meeting all of you and our events spent together…Thank you and keep the wine flowing.”

A sign posted on the door at the main entrance to the NOTL winery, reads: “Dear customers, Coyote’s Run retail is now closed until further notice. Thank you for your patronage.”

As of Tuesday, the winery’s website had also been taken down.

The owners of the winery couldn’t be reached for comment. Postings on social media suggested that the winery has been sold to Canopy Growth Corp., a cannabis company based in Smith Falls, Ont. The Lake Report could not reach Canopy officials for comment.

The winery, located along Concession 5 Road, was bought by Paul Wang in 2016. It had been owned and operated by Jeff and Patti Aubry prior to that.