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Winter Open House – December 2 & 3

The Foreign Affair Winery’s Winter Open House Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3

Join us at the winery for our annual Winter Open House for holiday treats, taste new wines, stock up with your favourite wines for when friends and family drop by, and shop for gifts for that wine lover on your holiday list!

Throughout the weekend we’ll be offering 2 complimentary vertical tasting flights*: Vertical Flight #1 – Sauvignon Blanc from 2012, 2015 & 2016 vintages Vertical Flight #2 – Pinot Noir from the 2011, 2012 & 2013 vintages

Hours: Saturday, December 2 – 11 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 3 – 11 am to 5 pm

*One flight (3 samples) per person complimentary

Holiday Gifts for the Wine Lover

Holiday Gifting Made Easy at Foreign Affair Winery!

For wine lovers who enjoy the luxury of fine wines, give those on your gift list an opportunity to delight their senses with our big bold red wines and elegant white wines.

If your holiday gift list includes:

Friends with great taste Family to whom you want to say a big Thank You for making your life special Colleagues and clients who make your day better

We make it easy and convenient! We do the wrapping, include tasting notes and coordinate delivery. All you have to do is order online, drop by the winery, or call us at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm*.

Gift Collections – ranging from $45 for The Ripasso Gift  to $275 for the decadent six bottle Foreign Affair Red Collection.

Gift Cards – available in any denomination for that hard-to-buy-for wine lover!

Foreign Affair Wine Club – For the ultimate wine lover’s gift, give a 1 year membership

Customize – of course we can customize one-of-a-kind gift collections from our winery-exclusive wines

Browse our Gift Collections here…


Order online, drop by the winery, or call us at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm*. For Corporate Gifts please ask for Ed and he will create the perfect gift to match your budget.

Order by December 13, 2017 for delivery before the holiday season.

Prices do not include shipping. Shipping charge to an Ontario address has been set at a special flat rate of $10 + HST per destination. These Gift Collections can only be delivered throughout Ontario. Please call us for Gift Collections and shipping charges to other provinces Person of legal drinking age must sign for delivery.

* Holiday Hours * December 24 – Open 11 am to 3 pm December 25 to 29 – Closed Saturday, December 30 – Open 11 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 31 – Open 11 am to 3 pm January 1 – Closed January 2 – Open regular hours

Tasting Experiences at the Winery

Tasting Experiences:

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

*** Holiday Hours *** December 24 – Open 11 am to 3 pm December 25 to 29 – Closed Saturday, December 30 – Open 11 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 31 – Open 11 am to 3 pm January 1 – Closed January 2 – Open regular hours

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.


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’s Dream on The Marilyn Denis Show

Our now sold out 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



Foreign Affair Winery Winemaker’s Dinner at Aria – November 4

Foreign Affair Winery is excited to announce an upcoming Winemaker’s Dinner! 

On November 4, 2017 Aria Bistro & Lounge will be hosting Foreign Affair Winery and pairing our wines alongside their excellent specialty menu. A principal from the winery will be attending the dinner to give you insider information about the 2017 harvest season and all the delicious details about the wines you will enjoy throughout the evening.

The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6pm and the dining experience will commence at 7pm.

Tickets for this event are $100.00 per person (excluding taxes and gratuity). For more details and to book your seats, call Aria Bistro & Lounge at 1-905-451-2600 or email info@ariabrampton.com.

Foreign Affair Winery Winemaker’s Dinner 

Saturday, November 4th 2017 at 6pm

Aria Bistro & Lounge, 485 Main St N, Brampton, ON L6X 1N8

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



‘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.

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.