Alvento Winery, located in Vineland, was founded in 2011 near the waterfront of Lake Ontario. The 13.4-acre vineyard is owned by the Zhang family, who fell in love with the region five years ago. Small batch wines are now crafted from established vines that offer quality fruit with subtle complexities.
Historically known for its quality wines, Alvento Winery has teamed up with expert Ontario winemaker Marc Pistor who understands the desirable cool-climate and special soils of the region. With decades of winemaking experience in Ontario, Marc brings his passion and expertise and seeks to tell the story of local wine through the unique terroir of the property. Classic premium winemaking grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Nebbiolo, and Viognier are grown in light sandy soils that warm early and easily in spring and the heavier soils of red clay loam which provides thick and fertile pockets with high water-holding capacity. This unique combination of earth and climate are what make Alvento wines anything but ordinary.