34664 – 71st Street
Born in Portugal, John and Maria Ferreira both came to Canada as children and grew up on the family orchard. In 1979, they took over the family’s orchard, growing apples and other fruit. Since 1999, the property has been converted entirely to vines, including merlot, malbec, zinfandel, syrah, chardonnay and viognier.
For several years, Ferreira grapes were used to make award-winning wines at Township 7. In 2006, John converted a packing house on his farm into a winery. Son Michael, who is completing studies as a winemaker, is taking increasing control in the cellar.