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Retired as President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in February 2012, I - Len Crispino - am now able to be the full time dreamer and schemer of the winery. Of course, all of my ideas and ambitions need to be passed by my wife, Marisa Crispino, for her affirmation. Marisa is the practical one, and her insights onto the business are always spot-on, time after time.
The third partner in this enterprise is Louis Cimicata. Louis is absolutely blindly committed to this venture. No job is too big or too small for Louis. He eagerly takes anything on with great energy and enthusiasm.
Ilya Senchuk is our award winning winemaker. Ilya comes to us with some 10 years of wine crafting experience in Ontario and New Zealand. He is a graduate from Brock University with a Bachelor of Science in Oenology and Viticulture. Many of his wines have won major acclaim from notable critics and wine writers. Ilya exhibits the important qualities which align with our winery's broader branding philosophy. We depend on Ilya's oenological leadership at the Foreign Affair Winery as we continue to push the creative and innovative envelopes for appassimento styled wines.
Craig Wismer of Glen Elgin Vineyard Management is our Consultant Viticulturalist. He is a most valued and appreciated contributor to our team. Crafting of our wines is a result of the continuum of excellence at every stage of winemaking. The vineyard and its management are critical. Craig manages our vineyards with an eye to final clearly defined objectives, bringing in a harvest with the best possible quality yields.
I would be remiss to not mention all of the conspirators who have helped make this dream come to a reality, many of whom prefer to stay out of the limelight. My heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of them for having generously contributed their time, energy, wisdom, and love in an effort to make this seemingly far-fetched dream a reality.
And of course, none of this would be remotely possible if not for the Old World temptress. She is forever in my mind and heart.