Willow Springs Winery
In 2001, Mario and Julie Testa opened a winery on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Stouffville, northeast of Toronto. This location surprised many at the time, but has since become a popular destination. Hybrid grape varieties like Baco Noir, Maréchal Foch and Seyval Blanc flourish in the four-hectare vineyard; they are augmented by vinifera varieties purchased in Niagara, creating a full range of whites and reds. The 2007 reds are notable successes, while Moraine Red and White showcase the local terroir. The winery hosts weddings and corporate functions, and the gift shop offers not only wine and food, but also local artisans’ creations.