HONESTY & CRAFT
We make uncompromising low-intervention wines. Each wine tells the story of site and vintage with unabashed honesty. Nothing less.
WINES OF THE MONTH!
Each month, Mackenzie curates wines around a theme. Each is a showcase of wines that are raw, surprising, textural and beautiful — ours and other’s!
CLASSICALLY FUNKY + FANTASTICALLY FUN
Regardless of wine & style — Chardonnay, Riesling, Cab Franc, Orange, Orange Nouveau or Pét Nat Sparklings, each of our wines is made with the same low-intervention ethos: no additions / no subtractions.
Risk taking. So f-ing clean and pure.
John Szabo, MS
In musical terms, [Mackenzie] could be considered the Coltrane of winemaking, a disruptor of rules and exploring the outer edges of normalcy.
Wine made in miniscule quantities by passionate, risk-taking people.
A RESPECT FOR SITE
If you want to make really great wine that reflects where it comes from, you have to start with fruit that’s amazing. We make wines from our estate PEC fruit as well as from like-minded growers from either side of Lake Ontario.
NO ADDITIONS, NO SUBTRACTIONS
“Great wines are not simple — the aromatics are complex, changing and opening with time, while the palate is layered, flavours are plentiful and finish long.”
— Mackenzie Brisbois
ORANGE WINES: FLAVOUR & TEXTURE
Fermenting whites on skins from 2 weeks to 1 year can create beautiful texture, adding tannin and augmenting flavour. It’s a theme covered in Simon J Woolf’s book about Orange Wine: Amber Revolution. We are also one of only three Canadian wineries to be featured!