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Tasting Experiences at the Winery

Tasting Experiences:

Our tasting room is open daily* from 11 am to 5 pm.

Drop by anytime and taste our premium wines, many sold exclusively at the winery. Discover the taste of our limited production big bold red wines and elegant white wines.

The tasting experience includes our partial appassimento and 100% appassimento wines, whereby the grapes are dried prior to pressing:

Partial Appassimento Tasting – $10 for 3 wines (you pick your favourites, or let us guide you). At the tasting bar the tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase.

100% Appassimento & Limited Edition Tasting – $5 per tasting (explore and discover these wines). At the tasting bar the tasting fee is waived with a purchase of 100% appassimento wine.

In our tasting room browse through our complete wine portfolio, find that perfect gift of wine or gift card, and as the exclusive retailer in the Niagara Peninsula, check out the iconic line of Alessi housewares and kitchen utensils.

Foreign Affair Wine Club Members:

When Foreign Affair Wine Club members visit the winery be sure to let us know so you can take advantage of your member benefits:

– Complimentary tastings for you and up to 5 of your guests (6 people in total)

– Access to buy single bottles of wine when only sold in 6 and 12 bottle Collections at the winery

– Occasional special tastings of a new vintage or wines from our library collection

– 15% off wine accessories and gift items

Groups of 6 People or More:

If you are a group of 6 people or more, please call us at (905) 562-9898 or send an email to wineorders@foreignaffairwine.com and make an appointment so we can best accommodate you and your group.  We also offer Group Private Tasting Experiences for 6 or more people, click here for all the details.

 

*we are not open Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday

 

Starbucks Serves Conspiracy Red Wine!

Starbucks in Toronto just opened another of their Starbucks Evenings and is serving Foreign Affair Winery’s Conspiracy wine as the only Canadian red wine on their wine list!

The Starbucks Evenings menu features a selection of wine and craft beer alongside the signature coffee and tea beverages. Their evening menu includes savoury small plates such as a creamy Truffle Mac & Cheese or a delicious flatbread.

LOCATIONS

Downtown Toronto NEW! Brookfield Place – PATH Concourse 181 Bay Street, C280 & C290 Open until 9 pm

Midtown Toronto 446 Spadina Rd., in Forest Hill Village Open until 10:30 pm

North Toronto 1740-42 Avenue Rd., north of Lawrence Avenue Open until 10:30 pm

West Toronto 3079-3081 Bloor St W, corner of Bloor & Thompson in The Kingsway Open until 10:30 pm

 

 

Foreign Affair Winery Wins International Business Award

The Foreign Affair Winery is recognized for excellence by winning in the International Business category at the 14th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards.

On June 22, 2017 the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) recognized The Foreign Affair Winery with the coveted award of excellence for International Business. The award underpinned the winery’s success in penetrating global markets, beyond its own borders.

The winery has achieved keen interest in its wines in a number of international markets, including China, Japan, Cayman Islands, Denmark and Belgium. It has also attracted the attention of a number of Canadian international federal consular and embassy ports–further placing Canadian excellence in the global arena.

For more information, contact Len Crispino by calling the winery at 905.562.9898

 

 

Foreign Affair’s Dream on The Marilyn Denis Show

Our very popular Dream 2013 was featured on The Marilyn Denis Show by Chef Michael Bonacini as one of the four Canadian wines to try this year.

Enjoy the segment below:

In honour of the ‘Abbraccio’ Bear on the label, her guests did a tasting and then embraced each other!

The segment highlighted the following 4 wines with food pairings:

Gray Monk Pinot Noir from Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Norman Hardie “Cuvee L” Pinot Noir from Prince Edward County and Niagara, Ontario

Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve from Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

Foreign Affair ‘Dream’ from Niagara Peninsula, Ontario – “A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with 15% of the grapes dried in a process called “appassimento” which was made famous by the big Amarone wines of northeastern Italy. Rich and dark with notes of blackcurrent, raisin and coffee.”

Gran Q & Temptress Rated in Top 4 of All Canadian Meritages

We are excited to announce that our Gran Q 2010 and Temptress 2013 are currently in 2nd and 4th place in the Top 25 Canadian Meritage wines as rated by Vivino users! Below are the Top 4:

(1) Quails’ Gate The Connemara 2014 Okanagan Valley · Canada Average rating 4.7 (6 ratings) Average price  $ 56.00

 

 

 

(2) The Foreign Affair Gran Q 2010 Niagara Peninsula · Canada Average rating 4.7 (22 ratings) Average price  $ 150.00 Among top 3% of all wines in the world!

 

 

 

(3) Nk’Mip Cellars (Inkameep) (Okanagan Valley) Mer’r’iym Meritage 2013 Okanagan Valley · Canada Average rating  4.3 (33 ratings) Average price $ 54.50

 

 

 

(4) The Foreign Affair Temptress 2013 Niagara Peninsula · Canada Average rating  4.3 (18 ratings) Average price $ 44.95

 

 

An Appassimento Evening: Canada & Italy

Foreign Affair Winery, the Canadian pioneer in producing appassimento wines, and Zenato Winery, Italy’s prestigious producer of amarone wines, teamed together on June 13, 2017 for an extraordinary evening of Italian fare at the iconic Biagio Ristorante in downtown Toronto.

The dinner celebrated Canadian and Italian success in innovative premium winemaking. The very idea of such a joint event seemed remote a few years ago. Today it represents a testament of how a Canadian innovative winery can compete with the very best in the world–right here in our own backyard of Niagara.

The evening was a spectacular showpiece of appassimento excellence, from Italy (where it all began) and Canada (where it was further innovated with classic vinifera grapes and different climactic conditions).

This unique dinner offered an entertaining and educational experience featuring wines made exclusively in the appassimento style. All wines were carefully selected to be paired with the seasonal multi-course meal, inspired by Italian-Canadian culinary traditions, crafted by Biagio and his Executive Chef.

‘Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship’ Theatrical Release

The Foreign Affair Winery is delighted to announce that Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship had its theatrical release at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto on Friday, June 23. The movie’s film crew visited our winery a few years ago and our proprietors Len and Marisa were on hand to host the creative team. Look for shots of the interior and exterior of our winery. Enjoy the preview below:

Film Description: Through the main characters, Cat (Krista Bridges) and Freddy (Enrico Colantoni), we are taken to the honeymoon capital of the world where circumstance and the lush romantic setting create the perfect backdrop for fun, adventure and, ultimately, disaster. A comedy, Directed by Sergio Navarretta, written by Alessandra Piccione.

Wine Release Event – July 1, 2 & 3

The Foreign Affair Winery’s Summer Open House Event

Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2 & Monday, July 3 11 am to 5 pm

Join us in wine country for our annual Summer Open House Event and enjoy complimentary tastings of our appassimento wine and the release of our new 2015 Apologetic Red! We will be celebrating 150 years of Canadian excellence with our new 2015 vintage of Apologetic Red and locally made butter tarts.

We will also be serving perfect summer sippers such as our pink Amarose, and Enchanted and Riesling white wines.

Last year was the first vintage of Apologetic Red and it sold out with six months of its release. This may be your only chance to taste before you buy the new 2015 Apologetic Red because it’s normally not available at the tasting bar as it’s made in limited quantity. Price per bottle is $69.95.

Details will be emailed to everyone on our mailing list. Not on our mailing list? Click here to sign up!

Video on Foreign Affair Winery Making Pinot Noir Appassimento Style

Watch this short video as Proprietor Len Crispino talks about how Foreign Affair Winery embraces innovation at every level by turning the ‘weaknesses’ of this delicate, thin-skinned grape and transformed it into wine of elegance, beauty and grace.

Meet Moosimo!

Moosimo is the larger-than-life Canadian moose that greets visitors at the entrance to the winery. He arrived at the winery in 2015 and has already appeared in hundreds of photos and has become a social media darling! Visit Moosimo anytime (he’s like our doorman) and to taste and buy wine, visit us inside the winery 7 days a week from 11 am and 5 pm.

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