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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh

1074 Cranberry Road | Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
705-762-3203
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Owner description: Local cuisine and exceptional wine with a cranberry twist! Featuring a daily 'Bog to Bottle Discovery' (guided tour and tutored wine tasting) at 1 pm... more » Owner description: Local cuisine and exceptional wine with a cranberry twist! Featuring a daily 'Bog to Bottle Discovery' (guided tour and tutored wine tasting) at 1 pm - designated a Canadian Signature Experience by Canada Tourism. Other 'must dos' include sampling wine and cheese on the patio, shopping for local goodies, hiking or snowshoeing the wilderness trails, GPS and kids' adventures. Open daily, year round (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sun 11-4). Located four minutes north of Bala, in scenic Muskoka. « less
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Roanoke, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a place that has clearly stayed true to their roots, family-owned since its founding and still growing. The 1pm 'Bog to Bottle' tour and tasting was $10 for an interesting look at both the cranberry growing and wine-making areas. though it was a little short ultimately. The wine itself though was just fantastic, and we barely made it... More

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IanGarrett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We weren't entirely sure that a cranberry bog tour was going to be too exciting, but it was great! A really nice place and tour. The tasting is fun (though sweeter than a lot of wines... I think the wild blueberry wine is like a blueberry Chardonnay) and there are a lot of fun things (cranberry related of course) in... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

They're open every day, year round. Well worth going for the daily tour at 1pm - recently named a "Signature Canadian Experience" by the Canadian tourism commission. The wine was excellent! A local cheese and cracker plate is also available.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went here when they were doing cranberry harvesting - early October. It was a week or so before Canadian Thanksgiving. It was fun to see how the cranberries were harvested. In addition, nice store, and harvesting area to visit. We did their cranberry wine tasting as well under their outdoor tent (it was raining just a little while we... More

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised. Took a helicopter ride and a tractor tour. Loved the candy coated cranberries.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We are from Newmarket and had guests from South Dakota and California last week. We took a trip north to see the beautiful colors and take a ride on the Island Queen. We saw signs on the highway on Johnston's Marsh and we all decided to stop by on the way back. We are glad we did! It was fabulous!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Interesting, educational and delicious. Sample two wines for free, or pay for a complete wine-tasting experience. If you can, time your visit to include the free tour.

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Englehart, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went her when camping in Parry Sound. Bala is a beautiful little town and this place was a nice area to visit, Bought some Blueberry Cranberry wine and it was very good. Will go back when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Bog to Bottle tour was very informative. Wine tasting was generous. Best part o our trip was getting a picnic basket in the store and taking it out on the trails. We stopped at a picnic table overlooking a lake and had a truly enjoyable time. On our walk back to the store my daughter said that family picnics are... More

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Galena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited Johnston's in August 2012. What a nice place it is. Beautiful, relaxing and a place to shop! I took home many Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. We'll be in the area again later this month. Johnston's is on my list of "must go back to that place" places. :)

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