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Hughes Vineyards (Niagara Cuisine)
Contact: Kevin Belluz, local distributor for Niagara Cuisine
City: Beamsville, ON,
Phone: 807-475-5181
About Us
In 1993, I bought a 3-acre property in Vineland and in 1995 I began my grape growing journey by planting an assortment of vines that I thought had a chance of showing some terroir.

In 1999, I enrolled in the Brock University CCOVI program looking for additional information as to how to improve grape quality on my vineyard. I spent 8 long years completing the program. In 1999 I also bought another 21-acre farm, which was a well-established vineyard with a combination of vinifera, hybrid and concord grapes.

Today, I farm 24 acres of mainly vinifera grapes and some hybrids, I have sold my grapes to only the highest quality wineries in the Niagara Region
Over the last 10 years I have embraced biodiversity and I am always looking for new ways to improve and increase natural methods of controlling vigour, pests, and vine balance while reducing the need for artificial methods. Last year, I began a new phase in which I will experiment with a high density planting of a variety of native flowers and beneficial plants that would allow a natural pest/beneficial insect balance to be established in the vineyard in order to naturally control pests while also establishing a cover crop balance that helps to control grape vine vigour.