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Holiday Gifts – Order Before Dec. 15

For the wine lovers on your holiday gift list who enjoy the big bold red wines and elegant white wines Foreign Affair is so well known for…we have the perfect solution for you.

Click here to see our Holiday Gifts catalogue.

Our gift wrapped gifts start from $52 for our Red & White Gift through to $570 for the decadent 12 bottle Red Wine Lovers Collection in a wooden crate.

Of course we can customize unique gift collections from our winery-exclusive vintages, have them gift wrapped, and sent to you, or directly to the people on your gift list.

If you aren’t sure what gift to choose, we have gift cards in various denominations. The gift card can be used at the winery to taste our wines before purchase, and buy any of our wine accessories, including our large selection of Alessi products—where the art of Italian design meets function.

Order online or call us by Thursday, December 15th to ensure delivery before the holidays.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, call us at (905) 562-9898 (daily from 11 am to 5 pm) and we’ll work with you to create that perfect holiday gift:

Customized gift collections Gift cards Wine accessories Alessi products

If you have any questions or want to place your order by phone, please call us at the winery at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Or send an email to wineorders@foreignaffairwine.com. Order by 5 pm on Thursday, December 15 to ensure delivery before the holidays.

If you want to drop by the winery to pick up wines for your holiday parties, our hours are: Dec 24 – 11 am to 3 pm Dec 25 to 29 – closed Dec 30 – 11 am to 5 pm Dec 31 – 11 am to 3 pm Jan 1 – closed

LAST MINUTE GIFT SOLUTION

Foreign Affair Wine Club – the ultimate wine lovers gift!

For the ultimate wine lover’s gift, consider a 1 year gift membership to the Foreign Affair Wine Club. Starting in January, and every other month for a year, your friends or family members can look forward to receiving 3 bottles of limited-production Foreign Affair wine delivered to their door… a treat any wine lover will enjoy. With a gift membership purchase, as a special holiday offer, we will send you a $25 gift card so you too can treat yourself to our delicious wines on your next visit to the winery. You have until Friday, December 23rd at 3 pm to call us at (905) 562-9898 to get them into the club before the holidays.

 

NEW: Apologetic Red

An astonishing world-class wine, made by talented, hardworking, law-abiding, polite, friendly, pragmatic, peace-loving, apologetic, grateful and self-deprecating Canadians.

We are committed to quality at the highest level and an experience that will leave our guests with memorable and lasting memories.  Our full bodied and elegant wines are the result of patience, passion, and care.  This is what our unique process is based on a slow process yielding the rich complexity that can only result from a non-hurried approach.  Hence why our wines are often referred to as “slow wines” achieved by the highest quality fruit and a meticulous “continuum of care” from vineyard to bottle to service.

TV Interview – Watch Len Crispino’s TV interview on the new Apologetic Red – click here

Vintages Feature Article – Read the “Innovation Nation” article in Vintages – click here

90 Points – “Wines for fall: Eight unique bottles you must try”. Beppi Crosariol, September 14, 2016, The Globe and Mail

92 Points – “It has texture and elegant tannins and the stuffing to improve for 10 years or more.” Rick VanSickle, July 17, 2016, Winesinniagara.com

Vintage: 2013

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Appassimento: 52% with 125 days drying time

Bottle Size: 750 mL & 1.5 L Magnum

Alcohol:  14.9%

Aromas:  Sweet, rich aromas of cherry compote, black currant, ripe black cherry, dried fig, cigar tobacco, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, baking spices, and smoky oak notes.

Palate:  Elegant, rich, and intense flavours of dried fig and cherry, layered with fresh ripe fruit flavours of black cherry, black currant, and mission figs.  On the very full mid palate the spice, dark chocolate, and velvety smooth tannins come to your attention and the finish lingers forever revealing a multitude of subtle nuances for you to discover.  There is fantastic balance between the fruit, tannins, acidity, and oak.

Food pairings:  May we suggest serving this wine alongside roasted or grilled red meats, especially wild game such as venison, elk, bison, and wild boar, as well as lamb, osso buco or prime rib.  It is also an elegant accompaniment to cured meat and fine hard cheeses or enjoy on its own after time in the decanter.

Cellaring:  This wine will age in the cellar easily for 5-10+ years and is drinking very well now.  For the patient collector, and under proper conditions, the 1.5L magnum format allows for much slower aging.

Release Dates:

Winery: Available now 750 mL – $69.95 – shop now

1.5 L – $159.95 – shop now

LCBO: Available now #471516 750 mL only – $69.95

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Open House & New Wine Launch – July 1-3, 2016

Join us at our Open House Event on Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3 at Foreign Affair Winery as we are launching a new wine AND releasing two new vintages.

New Wine Launch

On July 1st we are launching our Apologetic Red 2013 in 750 mL bottles and 1.5L magnums

“This new Apologetic Red 2013 is our expression of the need for all of us in Canada to celebrate our excellence and achievements. We believe that it may be time to move from ‘Sorry’ to ‘Not Sorry’ because there is such a plethora of excellence all around us, in all endeavors of Canadian society. Our dream and belief is that Canadians can compete with the rest of the world, and win!”  Len Crispino, Proprietor

New Vintage Release

Amarosé 2014

Be the first to taste this new vintage of our delicious and refreshing summertime rosé. This elegant dry wine has loads of fresh strawberry and citrus flavours and is versatile to sip while on a patio or pair with fresh tomatoes and bocconcini and fresh basil, roasted chicken, and gourmet burgers.

Dream 2013

The new 2013 vintage is now available! Dream 2013 is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This is an elegant and complex wine with flavours of ripe red cherry, black plum, vanilla, and subtle spice. Perfect with grilled red meat and Portobello mushrooms, Memphis-style BBQ ribs, and charcuterie and cheese boards.

Dates: Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3

Hours: Drop in anytime between 11 am to 5 pm

Groups: For groups of 8 or more people, please call us at 905.562.9898 for a reservation.

Questions: Contact us at 905.562.9898

An Enchanted Evening in Wonderland – June 4, 2016

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and join us for an Enchanted Evening in Wonderland. Embark on a journey of imagination at the Foreign Affair Winery, we promise that you will get back home, rich with memories.

This evening will feature a four course dinner by Chef Brad Rempel, perfectly paired with new releases from Foreign Affair. Don’t be late for this very important date, as seating is very limited.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 The Foreign Affair Winery Cellar

Reception & Hors d’Oeuvres: 6:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm

$150 per person inclusive of tax & gratuity

Special Wine Club Member Price:  $135 per person (for up to 6 people) inclusive of tax & gratuity

Please RSVP by May 30, 2016 or before, as seating is very limited

Attire:  Mad Hatter hats and pocket watches are welcome, but not necessary

For more information and to order tickets, please contact us:

  Order by phone at (905) 562-9898  Order by email at wineorders@foreignaffairwine.com

2nd Annual Exclusive Wine Club Member & Conspiracy Council Event – April 30, 2016

Exclusive Wine Club Member Event: 2013 Vintage Preview & Dinner

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Reception & Hors D’oeuvres: 6:00 pm Tasting & Dinner: 7:00 pm ‘New Wine’ Unveiling: 8:30 pm

The Foreign Affair Winery Cellar

$75 per person + HST

We are thrilled to invite our Wine Club members to a dinner in the cellar featuring an exclusive preview of the 2013 estate red wines.  At this event you will taste our 2013:Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Dream, and Temptress, all before they make their way into bottle.

Our original plan was to sample the Meeting of the Minds 2013 on April 9th. Instead we decided to postpone our April 9th event to April 30th, 2016; as we would like to introduce to you to an impressive new wine that we have been working on for the past 3 years!  In order to move ahead with this new wine, the production of Meeting of the Minds has been temporarily delayed.

The dinner and tasting on April 30th will provide a rare opportunity to sample this new wine from barrel. This wine, whose name will be revealed at the event, is a much anticipated addition to our portfolio of wines and represents a statement about the character of who we are in this great country of Canada.  (Sorry, this is all we can reveal before the grand unveiling!)

We are delighted to offer you this exclusive and exciting preview of our new wines on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

  Order by phone at (905) 562-9898  Order by email at wineclub@foreignaffairwine.com

Open House & New Wine Launch – July 1-3, 2016

Join us at our Open House Event on Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3 at Foreign Affair Winery as we are launching a new wine AND releasing two new vintages.

New Wine Launch

On July 1st we are launching our Apologetic Red 2013 in 750 mL bottles and 1.5L magnums

“This new Apologetic Red 2013 is our expression of the need for all of us in Canada to celebrate our excellence and achievements. We believe that it may be time to move from ‘Sorry’ to ‘Not Sorry’ because there is such a plethora of excellence all around us, in all endeavors of Canadian society. Our dream and belief is that Canadians can compete with the rest of the world, and win!”  Len Crispino, Proprietor

New Vintage Release

Amarosé 2014

Be the first to taste this new vintage of our delicious and refreshing summertime rosé. This elegant dry wine has loads of fresh strawberry and citrus flavours and is versatile to sip while on a patio or pair with fresh tomatoes and bocconcini and fresh basil, roasted chicken, and gourmet burgers.

Dream 2013

The new 2013 vintage is now available! Dream 2013 is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This is an elegant and complex wine with flavours of ripe red cherry, black plum, vanilla, and subtle spice. Perfect with grilled red meat and Portobello mushrooms, Memphis-style BBQ ribs, and charcuterie and cheese boards.

Dates: Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3

Hours: Drop in anytime between 11 am to 5 pm

Groups: For groups of 8 or more people, please call us at 905.562.9898 for a reservation.

Questions: Contact us at 905.562.9898

Vintages Article – Innovation Nation

A feature article in the September 17, 2016 issue of Vintages showcases Foreign Affair Winery as an innovator with the production of Apologetic Red.

In the article Len Crispino, proprietor of Foreign Affair Winery, is quoted, “When we began Foreign Affair in 2001, we wanted to add something new to the range of great wines being made here, so we focused on producing only appassimento-style wines… there was no guidebook to follow in Ontario, and we lost a lot of grapes to missteps in the early years. Grape drying is an exacting process, and there are no shortcuts. Over time, we developed a 57-step ‘continuum of care’, from vineyard to bottle, to ensure quality at all stages. We now make red and white appassimento wines, and we are the first to produce an Amarone-style rose. It has been a hard road, but challenging expectations is how you grow.”

 

An Enchanted Evening in Wonderland – June 4, 2016

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and join us for an Enchanted Evening in Wonderland. Embark on a journey of imagination at the Foreign Affair Winery, we promise that you will get back home, rich with memories.

This evening will feature a four course dinner by Chef Brad Rempel, perfectly paired with new releases from Foreign Affair. Don’t be late for this very important date, as seating is very limited.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 The Foreign Affair Winery Cellar

Reception & Hors d’Oeuvres: 6:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm

$150 per person inclusive of tax & gratuity

Special Wine Club Member Price:  $135 per person (for up to 6 people) inclusive of tax & gratuity

Please RSVP by May 30, 2016 or before, as seating is very limited

Attire:  Mad Hatter hats and pocket watches are welcome, but not necessary

For more information and to order tickets, please contact us:

  Order by phone at (905) 562-9898  Order by email at wineorders@foreignaffairwine.com

2nd Annual Exclusive Wine Club Member & Conspiracy Council Event – April 30, 2016

Exclusive Wine Club Member Event: 2013 Vintage Preview & Dinner

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Reception & Hors D’oeuvres: 6:00 pm Tasting & Dinner: 7:00 pm ‘New Wine’ Unveiling: 8:30 pm

The Foreign Affair Winery Cellar

$75 per person + HST

We are thrilled to invite our Wine Club members to a dinner in the cellar featuring an exclusive preview of the 2013 estate red wines.  At this event you will taste our 2013:Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Dream, and Temptress, all before they make their way into bottle.

Our original plan was to sample the Meeting of the Minds 2013 on April 9th. Instead we decided to postpone our April 9th event to April 30th, 2016; as we would like to introduce to you to an impressive new wine that we have been working on for the past 3 years!  In order to move ahead with this new wine, the production of Meeting of the Minds has been temporarily delayed.

The dinner and tasting on April 30th will provide a rare opportunity to sample this new wine from barrel. This wine, whose name will be revealed at the event, is a much anticipated addition to our portfolio of wines and represents a statement about the character of who we are in this great country of Canada.  (Sorry, this is all we can reveal before the grand unveiling!)

We are delighted to offer you this exclusive and exciting preview of our new wines on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

  Order by phone at (905) 562-9898  Order by email at wineclub@foreignaffairwine.com

Easter Hours 2016

Good Friday – March 25 – OPEN 11 am to 5 pm

Saturday – March 26 – OPEN 11 am to 5 pm

Easter Sunday – March 27 – CLOSED

Easter Monday – March 28 – OPEN 11 am to 5 pm