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ALTON FARMS ESTATE WINERY: Pioneers of Huron Shores!

Written by Local Flavour
Alton Farms Estate

Alton Farms Estate

Family-owned and operated by husband and wife team Marc Alton and Anne Kurtz-Alton, Alton Farms Estate Winery recently celebrated its ninth anniversary. Literally pioneers in Ontario’s newest emerging wine region of Huron Shores, Marc and Anne have handcrafted excellent wines with taste and quality as their primary focus. Most have received the coveted vqa Ontario status.

Alton Farms Estate

The Scene

There is a strong commitment to using sustainable farm practices on the 90-acre property, with six acres of producing vines. This includes extensive composting and innovative techniques necessary to meet the challenges — and reap the benefits — of the Huron Shores Wine Region. The winery utilizes a century-old wooden drive shed, and the welcoming and warm tasting room and a retail store are located downstairs in the family home. A comfortable summer patio and the beautiful grounds are home to a number of special events, including a harvest time Grape Stomp!

Alton Farms Estate

Highlights

A former engineer, Marc is a self-taught winemaker and grape grower who is learning, adapting, and challenging traditional winemaking practices. He is willing to experiment and every year he handcrafts 13–17 exceptional wines, ranging from traditional Chardonnay and Bordeaux blends to unique blends including new hybrids such as Frontenac.

Alton Farms Estate

Follow the winery on social media to keep up with events held throughout the year to sample the wines, including Wine Tastings & Pairings, fundraisers Grape Stomp (a family-friendly competition) and Weinfest (a family-friendly German tradition celebrating the new wines in production). Summer Saturdays include live music and Sunday Brunch is available some weekends.

Alton Farms Estate wines are available in the tasting room, at many restaurants, select LCBOs, the Bayfield, Brights Grove, Komoka and Petrolia farmers’ markets, and can be ordered online.

Winery

5547 Aberarder Line
(Hwy 11, just west of Hwy 21), Plympton-Wyoming ON
519-899-2479
altonfarmsestatewinery.com

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