By Rick VanSickle
The original publication of this article was with Wines of Niagara on November 7, 2022 and can be viewed here.
There’s a new major player coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and he’s dropping anchor in one of the most coveted postal codes in the region.
Founder and CEO of the Mark Anthony Group, Anthony von Mandl, has staked new ground with a significant purchase of prized vineyards nestled between Status Vineyards and the Jackson-Triggs Winery with frontage on Niagara Stone Road. Von Mandl bought over 70 acres of key vineyards from Ray Duc, the owner of Forrer Farms Inc., a family-run business that has been growing grapes and tender fruit in Niagara-on- the-Lake since 1960.