Guide at a Glance
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Mario Testa is a third generation winemaker at Willow Springs Winery. He inherited the talent required to carry on the traditional wine making method, in combination with contemporary wine making procedures. The Testa family established this winery in the 1960′s and is deemed to be a pioneer of the Italian style of wine production. Their first production consisted of 700 bottles of Meritage, and was the beginning of their successful entrance in the wine business. Willow Springs is now a renowned establishment, with Meritage as their signature wine.
Willow Springs Winery is situated on Oak Ridges Moraine, complete with 11-acres of vineyard – a great location for events big or small. The growing and soil conditions in the winery are ideal for producing top quality wines. It is the first winery that received VQA Ontario certification.
Mario is immensely proud of Willow Spring Winery’s red, white, and ice wines – showcasing outstanding vintages from 2006 to 2009. His grapes represent his appreciation of nature, and a wine’s vibrancy and age capabilities. Mario is a passionate, experienced, and professional wine maker who loves sharing his passion for wine with other wine enthusiasts.