People are the best part about what we do. From the visitors who come back to see us year after year,
to the staff that become part of our harvest family.
Here are just a few of the faces that might greet you when you come for a visit.
Murray was born on the farm and has spent his life continuing his father’s legacy of growing quality fruit. Murray studied agriculture at University of Guelph and is passionate about responsible, sustainable growing practices. He insists that this care shows in the quality and flavour of the wines he produces.
Proprietor/Finance & HR Manager
Wendy’s fascination with cranberries led to welcoming visitors to the farm to share her discovery. Her passion for ‘taste of place’ led to founding Muskoka Lakes Winery after completing sommelier training. Undergraduate degrees in tourism and education, along with an MBA from University of Guelph, keep her thinking about what to do next!
Matt’s family has a long history with the Johnstons, and with farming. After finishing a B.Sc at Queen’s University, and several years of post-graduate study in Australia, Matt returned to his Canadian roots. He turned his skills towards the crafting local fruit into wine, and then to bringing local wine and products to the Ontario market as Sales Manager.
Customer Service Manager
Lesley’s is the friendly voice at the end of the phone. She takes orders, answers questions and sometimes greets you in the store! Lesley is the glue that holds us all together and we rely on her calm ability to solve problems and find lost things. She’s passionate about what we do here, and excels at making sure customers and visitors get outstanding service.
Head Tour Guide
Trooper is a Golden Retriever who loves greeting visitors! Let him take you on a tour of the farm. Along the way, he will identify points of local interest and try to make your visit an enjoyable one.