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Len Crispino

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

  • Activities

    Lifestyle, Wine Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    27 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    Vertical Cabernet Franc Tasting

Guide Bio

Len Crispino is one of the owners and operators of the Foreign Affair Winery along with his wife, Marisa, and their third business partner, Louis Cimicata. Len worked as President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce until February 2012 where, upon retirement, he was finally able to be a full-time dreamer and schemer at Foreign Affair Winery.

In the early 1990′s, Len and Marisa worked in Italy, leading the lives of expats. His cultural experience there was so influential that Italy became a major reference point in his wine making process. In 2000, with support from his good friend, John Howard, he acquired some farmland in the Niagara Peninsula. He planted 40 acres of Amarone-inspired vines, and the first crop was harvested in 2004. Len takes immense pride in his Canadian home-grown wines, and differentiates his product by infusing Italian influence through the appassimento process.

Based in Lincoln, Ontario, the winery offers a wide variety of home-grown wines with a unique influence derived from rich Italian wine history.

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