In 2010, Vince and his father hand planted their first vinifera grape vines; three rows of Cabernet Franc.
After seeing the success of the new vines, they continued to plant the rest of the vineyard.
He believes in the Old World traditions from the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira Island. In the Spring of 1998, De Sousa Wines celebrated the grand opening of its Toronto facility.
On 10 acreas they grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay varietals. Seventy miles west of Toronto in the fertile Niagara Peninsula is the picturesque landscaping of De Sousa Wine Cellars. De Simone Vineyards is located in the heart of Niagara-On-The-Lake within the Four Mile Creek Appellation.
Today there is over 6 acres planted of various varieties.