Vin Bon Upper James (Hamilton/Ancaster)

833 Upper James St., Unit 1-B

Hamilton, ON L9C 3A3

Vin Bon Upper James is owned by Margaret and Mauro Finocci. Both are born and raised in Hamilton and are first generation Canadian from Italian parents. Margaret’s roots are from the northern region on Friuli, and Mauro from Abruzzi.

 Margaret is a retired high school teacher. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. She has dedicated the past fifteen years raising their three children and maintaining the household. She has volunteered much of her time to school activities and councils. She has also been involved with helping the elderly by volunteering at nursing homes and with the library programs. She has managed synchronized skating teams.

Margaret is an accomplished cook, who enjoys preparing meals for all occasions. She also enjoys fine dining and pairing the meals with her favourite wines (usually a medium to full bodied red). She is very eager to meet as many customers as possible, to assess your needs, and to assist as best as possible to meet your requirements.

Mauro has just recently retired from a 27 year career in manufacturing, the last 15 as a plant manager. Mauro has a dual degree in Engineering and Business. His many years in business have instilled in him the core values of quality and service which will be the guiding values in this new venture.

Mauro has been an active participant in the community, taking advantage of his passion for sports. He has been involved in many leagues and sports as a participant, coach and sponsor. He still is very active in Old-timer’s Soccer and Golf. Mauro shares in Margaret’s passion for food and wine. He has been making his own wine for over 30 years. He is quite eager to supply world class wine to his customers.

Margaret and Mauro will dedicate their best efforts to provide service and quality second to none. They hope to share their passion for wine with the great residents of Hamilton/Ancaster and area.


833 Upper James Street, Unit 1-B
Hamilton, ON L9C 3A3
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday Closed

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Had a great time bottling with Mauro and his wife! We were able to bottle, cork and label 75 bottles in 1 hour. The wine tastes fantastic, we saved tons of money and now have 6.5 cases of low sulphite wine, They also let us design our labels so we got exactly what we wanted. I definitely recommend this shop!

Jackie ZGoogle Review

Mauro and his wife are awesome! We had so much fun bottling, labelling not and corking over 75 bottles! Clean, quick and easy. Took us roughly an hour with my girlfriend and I 🙂 Definitely will be returning!

Josh LGoogle Review

All of our selections in the last year have been beyond our expectations. We love all of the specials that they offer. Mauro and Margaret are perfect hosts who assist the bottling from the cleaning to the corking. Their store is always spotless and organized for our arrival. Bravo!

Marg L

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