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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



‘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.

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.

Contest Winners for Private In-Home Wine Tasting Contest!

Congratulations to the following winners which were picked on March 28, 2017:



P. Di Battista

R. Monahan

P. and J. Leece

We held our first Private In-Home Wine Tasting Contest and had an overwhelming response! We really appreciate all the support of our Foreign Affair Winery Ambassadors!

Foreign Affair Winery’s Sommelier Ed Haddon is excited about the big bold red, elegant white wines and barrel samples from the 2015 vintage that all the winners, and their guests, will taste.  Ed will bring the wine, glasses and cheese and all the winners have to do is invite as many friends as they can comfortably fit in their homes and have a great tasting!

We are honoured that so many people wanted to invite us into their homes to share our special wines with their friends.


Win a Private In-Home Wine Tasting – Enter by March 25, 2017

This is your chance to host an in-home wine tasting experience with a sommelier from Foreign Affair Winery!

You and your guests will taste the big bold red and elegant white wines that The Foreign Affair Winery is known for. Included in the tasting will be our partial and full appassimento wines.  And, be one of the first to taste barrel samples from the 2015 vintage.

Invite your guests into your home, and our sommelier will join you and provide the wine and glasses, accompanied by charcuterie, and an entertaining tasting experience. And you’ll have the opportunity to buy the wines you taste, with free delivery to the host’s address.

Enter to win by sending an email of a picture of an empty wine glass to  contest@foreignaffairwine.com or post the picture on Foreign Affair Winery’s:

Contest Details:

Contestants must 19 years of age and older, located in Ontario and within a 150 km of Foreign Affair Winery in Vineland, Ontario. Contest closes March 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm. One winner will be picked at random on March 28 2017 and Foreign Affair Winery will contact the winner by email + phone number provided by contestant with entrance The winner consents to have their first name, last initial and town/city they are located in published in our next email and posted on social media. Maximum value of this at home tasting experience is $1,800 and is based on the number of people attending event. Final attendance numbers for the in-home wine tasting event must be given to Foreign Affair Winery 5 days before date of tasting. In-home tasting includes 10 wine samples, including 2 barrel samples, glasses for the tasting, and a sampling of cheese and charcuterie to pair with the wines. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

If you have any questions, 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 wine@foreignaffairwine.com.

‘Beauty of Design & Design of Beauty’ Event – Sunday, March 19 from 1-5 pm

You’re Invited!

2nd Annual ‘Beauty of Design & Design of Beauty’ Event

Sunday, March 19 from 1 – 5 pm

Join us at Foreign Affair Winery for a perfect ladies’ day out! ‘Uncrate your indulgence’ with beautiful clothing, stunning jewelry, Italian designed home accessories, Foreign Affair wine, music and chocolates. With a raffle in support of Gillian’s Place – women supporting women.

Invite a few friends and enjoy an afternoon in wine country!

Featuring: L’Orange Nikki & Zoe Second Yoga Alessi And more…

If you have any questions about this event, please call us at (905) 562-9898 from 11 am to 5 pm.

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


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.