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Len Crispino named Canadian Business Leader of the Year

We are pleased to announce that founder and President of The Foreign Affair Winery, Len Crispino, has been named Canadian Business Leader of the Year. The recognition will be bestowed upon Len by Niagara University in New York on April 24, 2012 at the Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, NY.

Len credits the entire Foreign Affair Winery team for their contribution and dedication to innovation and service excellence. As founder and pioneer of the full application of appassimento to grape varietals grown in Canada, he has brought Canada and Italy a little closer.

The first attempts by the winery were made in 2003. The successful interpretation of appassimento using the classic Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals has been recognized by the industry as a major achievement facilitated by authentic vision, courage and inspiration.

The Exclusive Release of the Foreign Affair's 2009 Vintages

On Saturday November 12th, it was our pleasure to have a great group of people wines at the winery for the release of our 2009 vintage

The Exclusive Release of the Foreign Affair’s 2009 Vintages

On Saturday November 12th, it was our pleasure to have a great group of people wines at the winery for the release of our 2009 vintage

The Foreign Affair Story

In this Spotlight Toronto article Michael Di Caro tells the story of The Foreign Affair Winery. Click here to read the article

Twenty Valley Ice Wine Festival – January 15 & 16, 2011

The Foreign Affair Winery will be a part of the annual “not just icewine” festival in Jordan Village. The festival runs from 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday January 15 and Sunday January 16. Admission is free, and tokens are $2.50 each, with wine samples offered at 2 tokens, and food samples starting at 1 token.

Twenty Valley Ice Wine Festival – January 15 & 16, 2011

The Foreign Affair Winery will be a part of the annual “not just icewine” festival in Jordan Village. The festival runs from 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday January 15 and Sunday January 16. Admission is free, and tokens are $2.50 each, with wine samples offered at 2 tokens, and food samples starting at 1 token.

Dinner at Borealis Grille

At this event Ilya shared some of the secrets to our wine making process. We matched our wines with Rising Star Farm’s elk meat. Borealis Grille owner Neil Vandendool was on hand to discuss the challenges of raising elk in a farm setting. It was a sold-out crowd and a huge success!

Partners Magazine – Dream, and the World Conspires

In this article Peter Boyd writes on how the combination of passion and life experiences of Len and Marisa Crispino combined to create The Foreign Affair winery.

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Dinner at Biagio Restaurant

The Foreign Affair Winery was honoured to team up with Biagio Ristorante in Toronto for an exclusive evening of classic Italian cuisine and our appassimento wines.

Biagio and his executive chef crafted a unique seasonal Italian meal and we accompanied each of the 5 courses with the best from Foreign Affair.

Tantalizing Mid Summer Evening at Foreign Affair Winery

At this event we introduced our newly minted winemaker Ilya Senchuk who presented some of our soon to be launched 2008 wines, in addition to a number of our much loved and sought after 2007s.

The informative and fun filled evening was paired with a 4-course splendor by Chef/Owner Stephen Treadwell of Treadwell Cuisine