Alton Farms Estate Winery began as a bucket list dream.
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, we have seven acres of producing vines.
Once the vines were mature enough to harvest for wine making, the real fun began! We hand craft 13 to 17 different wines each year.
Our winery is housed in a century old drive shed, where we process and age our wines. A Barrel Room was added in Fall 2016, and our Tasting Room and Wine Store was expanded in early 2018.
Made In Canada:
- White Wines
- Rose Wines
- Red Wines