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Treat that special someone to a visit to wine country, and make sure to stop in at our tasting bar as we are celebrating the release of a very special wine: The 2016 Temptress.
For weekends in February, enjoy a complimentary tasting of the outstanding Temptress 2016 paired with a selection of local cheese.
February 9 & 10 / February 16 & 17 / February 23 & 24
NEW RELEASE ~ Temptress 2016
Cabernet Franc 35% ● Cabernet Sauvignon 30% ● Merlot 20% ● Petit Verdot 10% ● Malbec 5%
The 2016 vintage was hot and sunny, the vines produced fruit with ripe flavours and lower acidity, a great Niagara vintage! The grapes were harvested mid October to mid November with a portion (25%) set aside to dry for 100 days in the appassimento method. The wine was then aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels.
Our premium Bordeaux blend, the Temptress has aromas of ripe black cherry, blackberry, cassis, blackcurrants, leather, cigar tobaco, mocha and dried plum. The palate has bold, elegant flavours of ripe cherry, plum, blackberry preserve, black pepper and dried currants. With elevated but in-balance layers of acidity, tannin, and warmth.
Wine and Food Pairing: Pair the 2016 Temptress with roasted lamb, NY striploin, prime rib, smoked duck breat, mushroom ravioli, blue and aged cheese with charcuterie, and finish your meal with a dark chocolate dessert.92 Points – Tony Aspler
FREE SHIPPING* Available for a limited time on an order of 6 or more bottles of Temptress – click here to place your order!
*Shipping offer applies to an Ontario address only.
Introducing thew new Dream 2016 -one of our most popular red wines from a truly great Niagara vintage!
2016 ~ 750ml 14.2% alc./vol.
Tasting Notes This Merlot dominant Bordeaux blend has a ripe, fruit forward profile. Aromas of black cherry, plum, blueberry, blackcurrant and subtle vanilla bean are layered on the nose. The palate has a juicy tannin structure with ripe and rich flavours to echo the aromas. Lots of complexity and a lengthy, elegant finish.
Merlot 45% ● Cabernet Sauvignon 34% ● Cabernet Franc 15% ● Petit Verdot 6%
The 2016 vintage was hot and sunny, the vines produced fruit with ripe flavours and lower acidity… a great Niagara vintage! The grapes were harvested mid-October to mid-November with a portion (17%) set aside to dry for 100 days in the Appassimento method. The wine was then aged 16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.
Wine and Food Pairing Easily enjoyable on its own, or serve with cheese and charcuterie boards, lasagna, osso bucco, BBQ ribs or chateaubriand. For the vegetarians, hearty pasta dishes, mushroom risotto, stuffed peppers or Moroccan tagine.
Drinking beautifully, powerfully, now – especially after a lengthy decant. This wine will continue to age well in your cellar through to the year 2026
Price – $29.95 per bottle
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 email@example.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
Recioto and Artisanal Cheese at the Tasting Bar January 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th ~ 11 am to 5 pm
Winter cannot stop Niagara from getting out and celebrating all that our wine region has to offer! All through January wine lovers and winemaker’s alike are out and about, be it at Winter Wine Fest or the upcoming Icewine Festival! At the winery, we will be celebrating too – join us for the last 2 weekends of January to receive a complimentary sample of our red or white Recioto style dessert wine paired with local artisanal cheese!
Saint Valentines Temptress February 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th ~ 11 am to 5 pm
The perfect way to treat yourself and your Valentine this February… It is fitting that, in the month we celebrate love, one of our most beloved wines has a new vintage ready to be released! Join us for complimentary tastings of the NEW 2016 Temptress, paired alongside a selection of local cheeses.
Gran Q Master Class Saturday, February 23rd 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Taste through the 2010, 2012, 2015 & 2016 vintages of our most luxurious and elegant red wine – the Gran Q. Hear from the Winemaker and Sommelier about the impressive cellar-ability of this wine, the ideal food pairings, and the delightful history behind the iconic name and label. Limited seating!
Winemaker’s Dinner Saturday, March 30th 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
You will soon be able to reserve your seat at this intimate food and wine pairing event. Winemaker, Barclay Robinson, will be guiding guests through a horizontal tasting of our 2016 vintage wines, discussing what made that year truly great. Enjoy exclusive access to wines not yet released in store, and taste alongside a multi-course meal prepared by local culinary talent.
Wine Club Member Exclusive Event Saturday, April 13th 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Members will be invited to spend the afternoon with Winemaker, Barclay Robinson, getting an in-depth look at the 2018 wines in their early stages. Taste from tank & barrel, and learn about the aging and blending process.
Get Fresh in the Valley April 27th & 28th, May 4th & 5th
Enjoy Niagara Twenty Valley to the fullest. Purchase your passport to visit up to 12 wineries where you will be offered a wine tasting and food pairing built into the cost of your ticket! Don’t miss the food and wine pairing Foreign Affair will be offering – come visit us as part of this exciting passport program!
F’ing Winery Tour May 10th, 11th, & 12th 11 am – 5 pm
Foreign Affair Winery has joined with Flat Rock Cellars, Featherstone Winery, and Fielding Estates to offer a specialized passport program – featuring wine and food pairings at each location. More details to follow!
Pop Up Picnic Day June 1st 11 am – 5 pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of a new Summer feature! Reserve your picnic basket and set out to explore the beautiful grounds of the Vineland Research Centre, or grab a seat at one of our picnic tables. More details to follow!
Summer Open House Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, July 30th 11 am – 5 pm
Join us as we celebrate the height of summer here in wine country! Enjoy complimentary tastings of new releases, summer fare prepared by local culinary talent, live music, and behind the scenes tours of the winery.
Movie Under the Stars Saturday, August 17th 6:30 pm – 10 pm
You will soon be able to reserve your seat to attend this evening of elegant white wines and bold red wines, summer entertainment, and fresh, fantastic food. At sun-set the movie (to be determined) begins – bring your own chair! More details to follow
6th Annual Vertical Cabernet Franc Dinner Saturday, September 21st 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Our guests for this evening will be part of a vertical presentation of the past and future vintages of our most iconic red wine – the full appassimento Cabernet Franc. Enjoy a seated, multi-course Tuscan inspired meal, one night only access to these library vintages, and more.
Wine Club Member Exclusive Event Saturday, October 19th 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Members will be invited to spend the afternoon with Winemaker, Barclay Robinson, going in-depth into our Appassimento winemaking technique. Visit our drying barns, hold Appassimento grapes in your hands, sip wine, and snack on light lunch fare.
Wrapped Up in the Valley November 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th
Enjoy Niagara Twenty Valley to the fullest. Purchase your passport to visit up to 12 wineries where you will be offered a wine tasting and food pairing built into the cost of your ticket!
Don’t miss the food and wine pairing Foreign Affair will be offering – come visit us as part of this exciting passport program!
Holiday Open House Saturday, December 6th & Sunday December 7th 11 am – 5 pm
Guests of our Open House will enjoy a complimentary flight of featured wines, local cheeses and cured meats to pair, and a pop-up Holiday Market in our barrel cellar. Wines by-the-glass will be available for purchase, so you can sip while you shop!
Wine Club Members receive a complimentary glass of wine as they arrive.
The Enchanted 2017 won SILVER at the recent international wine competition InterVin 2018
This refreshing white is a blend of Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, re passed and fermented on the skins and lees of our appassimento white grapes. Bright, tropical fruit notes such as melon, lemongrass and peach dominate the nose and palate. Find this wine at the winery, our online store, or through select LCBO stores Vintages #389767
This is a Foreign Affair Winery inaugural vintage, and a Wine Club Member exclusive. If you are interested in Membership, click here. Members receive access to this fantastic white wine, and many other perks. The Viognier has aromas and flavours of tangerine, orange blossom, white peach and nectarine.
Check out The Travelling Foodie’s write up about this recent event!
Sommelier Ed Haddon and Marketing Director Kelly Josephson poured the award winning 2016 Conspiracy at the Great Canadian Kitchen Party this week in Toronto. Guests were delighted with all of the creative food on display, and all of the wonderful VQA wine being poured #wineaffair
Most Iconic Wine Event of the Year
Our guests for this evening will be part of a vertical presentation of our iconic full appassimento Cabernet Franc wines, alongside a Tuscan inspired 5 course dinner prepared by Chef Chris Brown of the famed Victor Dries in Toronto.
Ten years ago, Foreign Affair Winery opened its doors and released the inaugural 2004 vintage of the Cabernet Franc. Today that wine is synonymous with our reputation for big, bold reds. It is the wine that inspires visitors at the tasting bar to become long-lasting friends of our Foreign Affair famiglia.
After a welcome reception with wine and hors d’oeurves to awaken the palate, guests will be seated for dinner. We will journey through the vintages of 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016 Cabernet Franc and open our library cellar, giving guests access to the vintages of 2005, 2006, and 2007 Cabernet Franc to build their own collection.
We look forward to hosting you!
Saturday October 13th 6:00 pm
Click here to reserve your tickets. Limited seating!
Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1 11 am to 5 pm
You are invited to join us this Canada Day weekend as we celebrate the winery’s 10th Anniversary with an Open House and Pop Up Patio!
Make plans to bring friends and family to this event and tour the winery, taste new releases, and enjoy a glass of wine on our Pop Up Patio. We have partnered with Tide & Vine Oyster House who will be offering classic summer fare to pair with our featured wines from noon to 4 pm.
We’ll conduct winery tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and you’ll see photos and hear the story of how Foreign Affair Winery, through sheer tenacity and innovation, became a pioneer of appassimento wines in Canada.
RSVP or pre-purchase your food and wine to delight your taste buds! Click here for all the details.
If you have any questions, please call the winery at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
Celebrate summer with our new 2017 Amarosé! This wine is a classic example of Foreign Affair’s innovative style, pushing the boundaries by pursuing a previously untested winemaking method for a dry rosé, with great results.
Foreign Affair Winery ships Canada-wide using Canada Post. Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders over $200.00 within Ontario.
Click here for all the details and to order a case for delivery right to your door.
April 21 / 22 & 28 / 29 11 am to 5 pm
Join us at the winery for the Twenty Valley Passport Program. We’ll be serving a tasting of our Dream 2015 or Unoaked Chardonnay 2016, paired with Duck Liver Pâté on Crostini.
Get Fresh in the Valley is a self-guided wine tour of up to 21 wineries in Niagara’s Twenty Valley wine country. It’s a great way to explore and discover new wineries and re-visit your favourites.
Prices: Passport Program – $44.25 + fees and applicable taxes per person Designated Driver – $30.00 + fees and applicable taxes per person
Passports are available to purchase at the winery or on the Twenty Valley website. Click here for more information and to buy your passport now.