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vice president, wine making, andrew peller wines

senior winemaker, trius winery

Australian-born Winemaker Craig McDonald has over two decades of winemaking experience, including vintages in the USA (Oregon), Australia, New Zealand and Canada (BC and Niagara).  Since joining Andrew Peller in 2010  Craig has completed 31 vintages with recent projects taking him further abroad to Chile, Argentina and Spain.

In 2008 and 2016 Craig was awarded the coveted Ontario Wine Awards ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by Tony Aspler.  

He is a fervent advocate of grass-roots Winemaking and believes Winemakers need mud on their boots to make great wine.

Leading the winemaking team for Trius as well as overseeing national winemaking for Andrew Peller, Craig is passionate about building on the success of Trius through his innovative and open-minded style and is determined to position Ontario as the leading cool climate region in the world.