Our family-owned operations are headed by Luciano (Lou) Puglisi, with a grape-growing tradition handed down from one generation to the next. Our European sensibility is rooted in our Italian heritage and is a big part of the PondView experience. The Puglisi Family Story begins in Sicily, Italy many years ago. The family first grew vines and produced their own wine, as many Italians did. When Giuseppe Puglisi emigrated to Canada in 1965, he brought with him his passion for grape-growing and winemaking. It is his son, Lou, who has been passed the torch and now carries on the family tradition. He has embraced this traditional art form and has cultivated some of the finest wines in the Niagara Region. Luciano’s enthusiasm and respect for the winemaking process, alongside his dedication and commitment to excellence, earned him the prestigious title of Grape King in 2008, awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture to the finest vineyard operator in Ontario.