Profile : Murray Johnston, a passion for cranberries …

Murray Johnston Family

Murray’s father, Orville, began his cranberry dream in 1950 when he bought land in Bala, Muskoka and began clearing it.
Murray was born on the farm and has spent his life continuing his father’s legacy of growing quality fruit using sustainable, environmentally conscious practices.
Murray studied agriculture at University of Guelph and is passionate about growing excellent fruit.

In 2001, they also started Muskoka Lakes Winery and have been winning awards for their wines ever since.

Today, along with his wife Wendy, Murray manages the family business and, with the help of his four sons, continues to bring in the harvest every autumn.

Harvest is the most exciting time of year. It occurs from mid-September through October.
Cranberries are grown and harvested like no other crop in the world.
They’re also native only to North America. That makes them a fascinating part of our heritage!

Drop by and learn about this unique crop!

Links :

Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh


  1. Shawn McCormick says

    Matt (the winemaker) makes awesome fruit wine including an oaked blueberry wine that changed my perception of fruit wines. He’s also an interesting guy to follow on twitter @MuskokaLakeWine


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