Marc and Anne Alton purchased the property in September 2005, moving their young family from Bright’s Grove to Aberarder Line in Plympton-Wyoming, with a goal of creating a vineyard and winery, making delicious wines and developing a new wine region. Marc knew that geographically, this location in the middle of the world’s wine belt, the zone between 41 and 44 degrees north, would be an ideal one.
Preparations began right away that Fall, so that planting could start in Spring 2006. A test acre was hand planted with more than fifteen different varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as hybrid cold temperature varieties like Frontenac and Marechal Foch. A second test acre followed in Spring 2007, with even more varieties including Shiraz and Baco Noir. The vineyard was then thoughtfully planned out, with an additional acre hand planted in each of the next four years. Today, they have seven acres of producing vines.
The winery is housed in a century old drive shed, where they process and age the wines. A Barrel Room was added in Fall 2016, and Tasting Room and Wine Store was expanded in early 2018.
5547 Aberarder Line Plymton-Wyoming Ontario N0N 1J5 Canada