Our Winemaker

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Australian born Craig McDonald leads our winemaking team, crafting VQA wines for Trius Winery at Hillebrand.  Craig's talent in crafting premium wines has been honed over 28 vintages in a number of countries, including the U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  He has devoted the last 17 vintages to creating award-winning VQA wines in Niagara, and was named Ontario Winemaker of the Year in 2008.

Believing that winemaking starts in the vineyard, Craig looks to our fertile land to inspire and guide his "hands-on" winemaking style: “Being in tune with the vineyard and adapting to the specific growing season is fundamental to our winemaking.  Only when we have attained this synchronicity can we then add our personal touch.”  

Under Craig’s guidance we look forward to further building Trius' long standing reputation as an award-winning wine producer and leading wine and food destination in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

 

Featured Wine

Showcase Clean Slate Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2011
$32.20/750ml
Dreaming of spring? Enjoy this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of toasty oak, lemon custard and pineapple.

 
 

           

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