In 1997, Michael Kacaba embarked into the wine industry, preserving a piece of prime vineyard benchland from a developer's bulldozer. Today, he is turning out multiple-award-winners at this environmentally sustainable winery. Winemaker John Tummon oversees a broad range of whites and reds, with ripe, elegant, full-bodied, vintage-based reds attracting a loyal following. The 2007 Syrah, from one of the oldest plantings in Canada, took Cuvée Gold and is the first Ontario red wine to be named Red Wine of the Year at the Canadian Wine Awards. The intimate, neo-Victorian winery is set at the end of a curved driveway lined with Canadian sugar maple, and a silver bridge crosses a ravine planted with Syrah, all offering a fine sense of the Niagara Escarpment Bench terroir, as well as a view of the Toronto skyline across Lake Ontario.