The Foreign Affair Winery ships Canada-wide using Canada Post. Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders over $200.00 within Ontario. For deliveries outside of Ontario during periods of cold temperatures we may delay shipping the wine to ensure your wine arrives in perfect condition. We will contact you if your order will be affected. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship wine outside of Canada.

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Open House – June 7, 2014

Saturday, June 7th 2014 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of Amarose 2013, Enchanted 2013 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. This tasting of these and our Temptress will take place June 7th at the winery from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, accompanied by select pairings. Registration to attend is $10 per person.

Click here to purchase tickets, or call 905-562-9898 to purchase tickets and please advise us of what time you expect to drop in.

Frommer's Niagara Region Guide 2010

Frommer’s Niagara Region travel guide awards The Foreign Affair Winery a top rating (three stars) describing the experience of our wine “a special and memorable treat.”

Frommer’s Niagara Region Guide 2010

Frommer’s Niagara Region travel guide awards The Foreign Affair Winery a top rating (three stars) describing the experience of our wine “a special and memorable treat.”

Online Virtual Tour "Spectacular Wineries of Ontario" ft. Foreign Affair

Our company was selected to be featured in “Spectacular Wineries of Ontario,” a fine coffee-table book and an interactive digital book created by Panache Partners.

Click here for a preview of our profile and a 360-degree virtual tour of our winery.

Online Virtual Tour “Spectacular Wineries of Ontario” ft. Foreign Affair

Our company was selected to be featured in “Spectacular Wineries of Ontario,” a fine coffee-table book and an interactive digital book created by Panache Partners.

Click here for a preview of our profile and a 360-degree virtual tour of our winery.

Foreign Affair Winery and CAA Niagara, Castles & Wineries of Germany

** SOLD OUT! ** Foreign Affair Winery and CAA Niagara proudly present Castles & Wineries of Germany. Spend 2 nights in Prague, then enjoy a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Luxembourg, plus 3 nights in Paris. October 29th through November 10th 2013.

Click here for more details!

Foreign Affair Winery and CAA Niagara, Castles & Wineries of Germany

** SOLD OUT! ** Foreign Affair Winery and CAA Niagara proudly present Castles & Wineries of Germany. Spend 2 nights in Prague, then enjoy a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Luxembourg, plus 3 nights in Paris. October 29th through November 10th 2013.

Click here for more details!

Foreign Affair Winery Presented the Minister's Award for Innovation

October 7, 2013 Video Report – In a presentation ceremony today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Government of Ontario have awarded The Foreign Affair Winery with The Minister’s Award for Innovation for their innovative approach to wine making and their commitment to Ontario viniculture.

In her remarks, Premier Wynne noted, “(Their) innovation isn’t limited to the vineyard. Their Foreign Affair Winery produces 14 different wines using 100 per cent Ontario grapes, all in a unique appassimento process. Rather than simply recreating the Amarones they adored in Italy, the Crispinos pioneered a Canadian approach.”

The appassimento process, used to create the legendary Amarone wines of Italy, requires a drying process for the grapes after the harvest to concentrate the sugars and the flavours while reducing the percentage of water in the grapes.

“This is a difficult technique – and we’ve certainly had our share of failures including the loss of 15 tons of grapes in our first year,” said Len Crispino, Proprietor of The Foreign Affair. “However the results and now this award, speak to the success we’ve had pioneering, adapting and bringing to life this technique in the Canadian market. The technique requires a continuum of care from vineyard to bottle.”

Len and his wife Marisa were inspired to develop a Canadian version of this beloved Amarone following a stint as expats in Italy. Later joined by their business partner Louis Cimicata, Len and Marisa acquired a 40 acre site, of prime southern sloping land in Niagara’s Vineland. The winery produces a range of wines, all benefitting from their uniquely developed appassimento techniques.

As committed entrepreneurs Len and Marisa credit their success to determined vision, risk taking and an unwillingness to be deterred by challenges.

This is not the first award recognizing the innovation and dedication of the winery. In 2012, New York State’s Niagara University awarded Len and the winery with “Business Leader of the Year”. And last year the Speaker of the Legislature announced The Foreign Affair 2011 Conspiracy (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in a ripasso method) as official red wine for 2012.

Len’s dedication and belief in Ontario’s wine potential stems from the early 90’s when he led an effort to enter Ontario wines into the VinItaly international competitions, encouraging Ontario wineries to compete with the very best. In doing so, a number of Ontario wineries earned inaugural respect in this international arena.

Click here to download the press release.

Foreign Affair Winery Presented the Minister’s Award for Innovation

October 7, 2013 Video Report – In a presentation ceremony today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Government of Ontario have awarded The Foreign Affair Winery with The Minister’s Award for Innovation for their innovative approach to wine making and their commitment to Ontario viniculture.

In her remarks, Premier Wynne noted, “(Their) innovation isn’t limited to the vineyard. Their Foreign Affair Winery produces 14 different wines using 100 per cent Ontario grapes, all in a unique appassimento process. Rather than simply recreating the Amarones they adored in Italy, the Crispinos pioneered a Canadian approach.”

The appassimento process, used to create the legendary Amarone wines of Italy, requires a drying process for the grapes after the harvest to concentrate the sugars and the flavours while reducing the percentage of water in the grapes.

“This is a difficult technique – and we’ve certainly had our share of failures including the loss of 15 tons of grapes in our first year,” said Len Crispino, Proprietor of The Foreign Affair. “However the results and now this award, speak to the success we’ve had pioneering, adapting and bringing to life this technique in the Canadian market. The technique requires a continuum of care from vineyard to bottle.”

Len and his wife Marisa were inspired to develop a Canadian version of this beloved Amarone following a stint as expats in Italy. Later joined by their business partner Louis Cimicata, Len and Marisa acquired a 40 acre site, of prime southern sloping land in Niagara’s Vineland. The winery produces a range of wines, all benefitting from their uniquely developed appassimento techniques.

As committed entrepreneurs Len and Marisa credit their success to determined vision, risk taking and an unwillingness to be deterred by challenges.

This is not the first award recognizing the innovation and dedication of the winery. In 2012, New York State’s Niagara University awarded Len and the winery with “Business Leader of the Year”. And last year the Speaker of the Legislature announced The Foreign Affair 2011 Conspiracy (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in a ripasso method) as official red wine for 2012.

Len’s dedication and belief in Ontario’s wine potential stems from the early 90’s when he led an effort to enter Ontario wines into the VinItaly international competitions, encouraging Ontario wineries to compete with the very best. In doing so, a number of Ontario wineries earned inaugural respect in this international arena.

Click here to download the press release.

Foreign Affair Wines featured at Royal York

Fairmont Friday’ (March 8, 2013) featured Foreign Affair wines in the EPIC Lounge w/ live Jazz. $20 wine flights and $8 select wines.

Click here to visit the EPIC Lounge website or here for the Royal York.