Foreign Affair Winery
While living and working in Italy, on behalf of the government of Ontario, my wife, Marisa, and I began to challenge our thinking about wine, excellence, innovation, and the art of the possible in our own backyard, Canada.
Through a series of life changing moments, passion ignited our hearts. We began to realize that our lives were about to change in ways we never imagined possible.
We began our journey to craft Canadian wines which would be rich and full-bodied. So in the very early years of 2000 we began to explore a uniquely Canadian application of Amarone styled wines, often referred to as appassimento, a process of slow air drying the grapes. Our quest was successful notwithstanding some initial setbacks.
Now, after 14 years of making big bold red and elegant white wines, we are thrilled that our passion has allowed us to share these wines with our many friends and guests who have come with us on this amazing journey. Learn more of how we became the pioneer winery to make appassimento style wines in Canada.
Our goal is to create lasting and memorable experiences for our guests. Our passion is to inspire others to follow their own dreams, just as we did!
Len Crispino, Proprietor
Our Store Hours Daily 11 am to 5 pm