By 1997 the transformation of the Malivoire Estate Vineyard was underway. Construction of the future winery had begun, and 35 acres of land were being contoured and replanted with grape vines.
Given reasonable weather, in three to five years they would yield grapes for wine. Elsewhere, an underground wine cellar had been burrowed under the Moira Vineyard and a warehouse and equipment shelter were taking shape on Merritt Road.
Construction proceeded briskly and by the fall of 1998 sufficient progress had been made to allow the harvest to be crushed within the new winery, unlike the preceding one, which had been vinified in temporary quarters. #20yearsin20posts