We have a true passion for making this a heritage winery and hopefully passing this on for generations. We went from "corporate suits" to "gumboots". Our vision is more in the lines of having our French Chateau or our Tuscan Villa here. Watch us on the journey. See below as we are looking for one more person to join our team.
Mark Holford - Winemaker, Owner
Background in the oil industry after graduating from Waterloo with a chemical engineering degree and continuing on with the Masters Degree at the University of Calgary for environmental engineering. Continues to do part-time environmental consulting; however, the dream was to have a winery.
Linda Holford - President, Owner
Worked in the oil industry for 15 years as a pipeline technologist working with projects both construction and maintenance. it wasn't something that was a dream just a good opportunity. After having children, kept volunteering on committees such as the town planning council, president of PAC primary schools and starting the winery as the sole proprietorship. Took this on as the other owner still had a full time job and then transitioned to a larger corporation.
Robin Holford - Daughter
Started the wine business when she was 8 and was a big part in helping out when she could including bottling at a young age. She worked with us alongside and after high school graduation is now in 3rd year at Brock University with a major in eonology and viticulture and a minor in a science degree. She hopes to study abroad and develop her own character wines.
Katherine Holford - Daughter
Started the wine business when she was 6 and was also a big part in helping out when she could also bottling at 6. She has been around when she can but has dreams outside of the winery. She is now studying in university to become a well know photo journalist. Many shots on this website belong to her. One thing you will notice though around the area is her artistic influences and many pictures on advertising and in this website is her camera work. She now even has officially started on her own Facebook Page. Click here.
Barb and Larry Guenette - Wine Tasting Team
Barb and Larry have joined us now for a 4th year to share our story with you. They love to travel and have their own favourite wine destinations. We are honored that they chose to be a part of our team. They provide you with a different perspective of our family business from their side and we always hear great laughter coming from our tasting room when they are here. Looking forward to another great year together.
Volunteers - People helping out because the industry is interesting and want to give a hand to help out a small farming winery is so important to us. We want to thank all those hundreds of people that have passed by our way including friends, family and neighbors. Thank you for being a part of our team too.
Farmer's Market Rep
This summer we have markets in Victoria and one in Duncan. We are looking for an individual with great enthusiasm to attend scheduled markets and one day in the tasting room. The markets are a great community where you set up a pop up store and enjoy the markets and the vendors around you. You might even end up buying some items while there.
We are always looking for people to do odd events with us or harvesting etc. If you'd like to volunteer your time to become a part of our team and see where your skills happen to fit in, please also submit on the form below.