Foreign Affair Winery
The inspiration behind the winery came about by Len and Marisa Crispino’s passion for the full-bodied and elegant wines they experienced while living as expats in Italy. They discovered the wonders of amarone-styled wines in the Valpolicella region of the country. This style of wine is made using the appassimento process whereby the grapes are dried prior to pressing. The more they learned about this process the more excited they became at the prospect of bringing this incredible craftsmanship with them back to Ontario. And so they did.
In 2000, taking a leap of faith, Len and Marisa acquired prime farmland in the Vineland area of the Niagara peninsula. They then sourced from Europe quality vinifera varietals, after three years of carefully nurturing the vines, the first crop was harvested in 2004.
Now, after 17 years of making big bold red and elegant white wines that 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 wines in Canada.
Our goal is to create lasting and memorable experiences for our guests.
Our passion is to inspire others to follow their dreams!
January 1, 2017
June 26, 2016
Our Store Hours Daily 11 am to 5 pm