Blue Gypsy Wines is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Louis Gaal and Claire Faguy. Several years in the making, our fruit winery opened its doors in October 2011 in Oxford Mills, Ontario, about 45 minutes south of Ottawa, 90 minutes from downtown Montreal, and 2 hours north of Syracuse, NY. Our farm is open to visitors from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving Day weekend.
Our Ottawa-area winery is situated on ten acres of fertile, pesticide-free farmland, formerly part of an 1800s apple orchard. We are currently planting a wide variety of fruits so that Blue Gypsy Wines will be able to grow most of the fruit it uses–making it a truly local fruit wine product.
To date, we’ve planted cherries, plums, pears, Asian pears, cider apples, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, black currants, and rhubarb.
In keeping with our low-impact approach to fruit-wine making, Blue Gypsy Wines will try to operate completely off-grid, but may connect eventually to feed surplus energy back into the grid.
When you purchase our wines, you’ll know that you have bought a product that was hand-crafted and has had no sulfites added.