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With dominating wine quality and exceptional vineyard practices,
Ferox will be an influential name that will fiercely lead
the Niagara wine industry to become recognizable
for superior quality wines on a national and international level.
Fabian and Stephanie hand harvest Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes for their first wine. Only 3 barrels were made.
From the Latin word Fierce, Ferox was developed by Professor Herb Proske and his students at the Art Institute of Orange County in California.
Fabian and Stephanie purchase the Vignoble Rancourt Winery planted with mature Bordeaux vines on excellent soil, in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
“We pay meticulous attention to the health of our soil and do not use any herbicide. Instead, we use mechanical weed management which allows us to improve biodiversity, the soil structure and organic matter” – Gianluca Alaimo Di Loro, Assistant Winemaker