We're Joe & Del, "The Wine Couple", and we moved to the county for one reason: the wine! We found many other things here since we've moved (like the food, arts and the friendliness of the people) but we remain committed to our love of the wine!

We hope to have every winery on this site and have the most extensive list of every wine in the county! Search for your favorite wine or winery using the search bar at the top left of this page and feel free to leave comments on the site. Your fellow wine lovers will appreciate the feedback ... ENJOY!

Del Gatto Estates

Del-Gatto Estates, Bella Vigne is family owned and operated, specializing in hybrid grape varieties. Hand planted, hand picked and hand crafted - our wines will take you on a new journey. You will feel the life in the vines, our love for them, and the passion we have for each vintage. Bringing an authentic feel of Italy to Southern Ontario, we invite you to enjoy something new. Civediamo Presto ! (See you soon ! )

Our vineyard is located in the most picturesque part of Cape Vesey, on the north side of County Road 8, in the heart of the fruit belt. We are a couple kilometers past the Rose House Museum.

The property is approximately 74 acres with currently over 5 acres of vines planted. White Varieties include: Geisenheim (GM322), Chardonnay, Traminette, Frontenac Gris and Seyval Blanc. Red varieties include: St. Croix, Leon Millot, Baco Noir, and Frontenac. You may not have heard of some of these varieties, but we guarantee that once you have tried the wines, you will agree that there are indeed other complex and wonderfully enjoyable varieties available other than the mainstream Cabs, Merlots and Pinots.

The vineyard was planted by hand, and is maintained by family. While we have specialized equipment to keep the weeds at bay; in our first years, we did everything with hand tools. Hand-hoeing still continues but we get a little help from our tractor and grape-hoe. Depending on the variety, we hill up the vines in the fall to protect them through the winter.

Pat and Heidi Del-Gatto
Tel. 613-476-8198

Visit us online at  http://www.del-gattoestates.ca

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