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 working behind the scenes.
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 wine we produce.
Favourite wine: Cranberry, of course!
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!
Favourite wine: Muskoka Red.
North is the third generation of Johnstons to work at the farm. Having completed studies in Environmental Management at Lakehead University, he has joined the team as Production Manager. He’s responsible for all the ways we add value to our cranberries! He and his team are working on new surprises, so stay tuned!
Favourite wine: Blueberry Wine.
Customer Relations Manager
Lesley is passionate about what we do and excels at making sure customers and visitors get outstanding service. She manages the wholesale and retail divisions of the company and is the glue that holds us all together. We relay on her calm ability and great sense of humour!
Favourite wine: Red Maple Dessert Wine.