spring moose
dad and son pointing
mallard over cranberry vines

What's Happening

Spring has Sprung!

Open daily, 10-5

Spring is wildlife season! It's when the farm is alive with returning and emerging critters. It's an exciting time to visit, because you never know what you're going to discover!

  • Daily (yes, every day!) Bog to Bottle Discovery @ 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm (see below)
  • wine tasting (always available!)
  • One-of-a-kind, locally inspired wine & gift store
  • Patio featuring local cheese plate
  • Nature Trails
  • Beautiful scenery!
Hours: 10-5 daily

Bog to Bottle Discovery!

Every day at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm

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Our Bog to Bottle Tour is so special, the Canadian Tourism Commission designated it a Canadian Signature Experience! Enjoy a guided tour of the farm followed by a tutored tasting of award-winning Muskoka Lakes Wine. No need to book ahead!

Bog to Bottle Experience: $11.50 pp


Spring Wine Feature

Georgian Bay Rose!

Georgian Bay Rose

Made from Collingwood apples and Muskoka cranberries, this dry, crisp wine is perfect for relaxing after a hike, sharing with friends, or enjoying while watching the flowers grow!


Enjoy Hiking

On the Cranberry Trails!

trail selfie

Our trails are in transition between winter and spring, which means bring your rubber boots! Some sections may be wet, but the leaves are off the trees and the vistas are amazing!

We have GPS devices for rent if you want to try out high-tech treasure hunting!

Click here for more trail information.


Feast ON!

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Our patio is open year round and features a seasonal, local cheese plate. Our Feast ON certification acknowledges that we serve 100% Ontario on our patio!


Local Food Plus!

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We are Local Food Plus certified! LFP is an award winning, charitable, non-profit committed to growing sustainable food systems. Certification recognizes our environmentally and socially responsible growing practices.


Spring Sippers!

Our Red Maple Dessert Wine is delicious on its own and also makes fun cocktails:

Muskoka Kir

Pour an ounce or two of Red Maple Dessert Wine into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine, and drop in a frozen cranberry. Serve with family and friends. Cheers!

Muskoka Martini

Take one part Red Maple Dessert Wine and one part vodka. Pour into a martini glass and serve with frozen cranberries instead of olives. Serve with family and friends after a day on the trails. Cheers!


Hours:

10-5 daily

We're open 361 days a year!

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years' Day, Good Friday

Sparking Red Maple Festive Cocktail

 

Farm News

Spring is an exciting time on the farm. As the snow melts, we get to see how the cranberry vines survived the winter. It's also a time of amazing wildlife sitings. One of my favourites this week was an otter fishing in the pond closest to the farm buildings. We hope he or she has moved in for the season!

We have to be careful as the vines emerge. With roots still frozen and unable to take up moisture, they're in danger of dessication from spring winds that can dry out the tops. At this time of year, we will flood the beds to protect the vines. This is also a great way to control emerging pests because insects and weeds can't survive the flooding the way cranberries can.

The buds that carry the information for this year's crop actually set last August, so it's very important that we take care of the vines.

Keep up with farm happenings by following me on Twitter.

Murray Johnston, proprietor & farmer

Winery News

We're thrilled to announce our Georgian Bay Rose is back in stock, and we have a brand new Off Dry Blueberry Wine available.

Now that spring is here, it's time to get serious about bottling all the wine we made over the winter. Our next vintage of White Cranberry Wine will be bottled soon, followed by our 2015 vintages of Cranberry and Cranberry Blueberry Wine.

Spring is also a busy time for wine shows. For information on where I'll be next, check out our Facebook page - or message me on Twitter!

Matt French, Winemaker

Store News

Spring is my favourite season on the farm. I love welcoming back the wildlife I haven't seen over the winter. The Great Blue Herons are back, as are nesting pairs of Malard ducks. We've seen a Snowy Owl, a River Otter and I can't wait to hear the spring peepers!

Our trails are a great place for wildlife sightings of your own. You can relax afterwards on the patio with a local cheese plate. Our Bog to Bottle Tour is a 'Muskoka must do' and happens everyday at 11, 1 and 3. Wine tasting is available any time. New products are arriving weekly in our store, so it's a great place to browse after a wine tasting.

There's lots to see, do and taste here. What are you waiting for?

Join me on Facebook and Twitter for information on what's happening at the farm & winery.

Wendy Hogarth, proprietor & sommelier