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925 Line 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Get Directions)

A Strong Tradition in Grape Growing

Posted May 25th, 2015 in Media Releases

PondView Estate Winery celebrates five years making award-winning VQA wines.


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. (May 25, 2015) — When Lou Puglisi was a young man, he was intent on buying a sports car.

Lucky for him, he heeded the sage advice from his father.

“He told me to forget about the car and to buy the farm next door,” recalls Lou, who is the latest in a long line of grape growers stretching back to his family’s roots in Sicily. “It was a great piece of advice. Father always does know best.”

Building on his family tradition, Lou worked his land hard, producing some of the best vinifera grapes in the Niagara Appellation. His efforts earned him the honour of Grape King in 2008, recognition of the top grape grower in the province.

As part of his duties as Grape King, Lou travelled to British Columbia for a tour of the Okanagan Valley — and decided a new adventure was in the making.

“We are touring these wineries in B.C., and I was inspired to complicate my life even more,” Lou jokes. “But that is where PondView Estate Winery was born.”

Lou opened his winery in 2010 with a goal of producing 2,000 cases of wines. Five years later, 15,000 cases of VQA wines are coming out of PondView.

On June 19, Lou welcomes you into PondView’s backyard to celebrate PondView’s fifth anniversary. Lou will be behind the barbeque grilling up his favourite feast with something for everyone to enjoy. Pair this nicely with a flight of 4 of our featured wines, good company, and live music for a fun evening!

Please join the PondView family to celebrate and have the opportunity to get to know the winery and try some excellent food and wine! Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance.

What: PondView Estate Winery Fifth Anniversary Celebration
When: Friday, June 19, 2015
Time: 5-9pm
Where: Click for Map


About PondView Estate Winery

Drawing on more than three generations of winemaking experience, PondView Estate Winery is one of the newest additions to the Four Mile Creek appellation in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. Family owned by Luciano and Adriana Puglisi, PondView crafts exceptional Ontario VQA wines rooted in an Italian heritage. Luciano’s enthusiasm and respect for the winemaking process, alongside his dedication and commitment to excellence, earned him the prestigious title of Grape King in 2008, awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture to the finest vineyard operator in Ontario. The secret to the success of PondView Estate Winery is the long-held belief of the Puglisi family: Great wine is a harmony of earth and vine.

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