The Harbour Story Harbour Estates original owner, Fraser Mowat and his family have been involved with agriculture in the Niagara Peninsula for over 100 years. He is a fourth generation grower. His great grandfather came from Scotland in 1913, along with his grandfather, James Mowat, who was 13 years old at the time. They settled initially in Grimsby, working for a local farmer and then eventually purchased two peach farms on Lincoln Avenue in Beamsville. That is where Fraser’s father, William Mowat, grew up. He purchased a 17 acre peach farm on Mountainview Road in Beamsville in 1952. Fraser attended the University of Guelph and graduated in 1980 with a B.Sc. in agriculture specializing in horticulture. At that point in life, Fraser and Darlene were married and their first child Ken had arrived. Fraser and Darlene purchased this current 38 acre property which backs onto Jordan Harbour in partnership with Fraser’s parents, who had sold their farm, and they farmed peaches together for 20 years. In 1997 Fraser and Darlene planted the first Merlot grapes near the back of the property. In 1999, Fraser’s parents retired, and Fraser and Darlene decided to plant the whole property out in grapes. They pulled out 30 acres of peaches and planted it out to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Harbour’s first vintage of wine was in 1999 and in 2000, opened the doors as a winery. The winery has grown and as a result an expansion was added in 2017 for more production room as well as a new retail store and seasonal patio for dining! Jump forward to June 2022. The winery is still family owned but has changed ownership. The Ng family has purchased the winery and the Mowat family continue to operate it!
Fraser, Ken, Angela and Cassie all have a hand in the day to day running of Harbour Estates. Ken joined the winery in 2000 as the marketing manager, but his keen interest in wine production led him to become our winemaker in 2002. He gained his winemaking knowledge from Niagara College. His first wine released, a Riesling, won double gold in the USA. Ken has gone on to win countless national and international awards for his wines. Cassie joined the winery, followed not long after by Angela. Cassie is Harbour’s Assistant General Manageer. Angela is the Finance Manager.

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The Harbour Story Harbour Estates original owner, Fraser Mowat and his family have been involved with agriculture in the Niagara Peninsula for over 100 years. He is a fourth generation grower. His great grandfather came from Scotland in 1913, along with his grandfather, James Mowat, who was 13 years old at the time. They settled initially in Grimsby, working for a local farmer and then eventually purchased two peach farms on Lincoln Avenue in Beamsville. That is where Fraser’s father, William Mowat, grew up. He purchased a 17 acre peach farm on Mountainview Road in Beamsville in 1952. Fraser attended the University of Guelph and graduated in 1980 with a B.Sc. in agriculture specializing in horticulture. At that point in life, Fraser and Darlene were married and their first child Ken had arrived. Fraser and Darlene purchased this current 38 acre property which backs onto Jordan Harbour in partnership with Fraser’s parents, who had sold their farm, and they farmed peaches together for 20 years. In 1997 Fraser and Darlene planted the first Merlot grapes near the back of the property. In 1999, Fraser’s parents retired, and Fraser and Darlene decided to plant the whole property out in grapes. They pulled out 30 acres of peaches and planted it out to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Harbour’s first vintage of wine was in 1999 and in 2000, opened the doors as a winery. The winery has grown and as a result an expansion was added in 2017 for more production room as well as a new retail store and seasonal patio for dining! Jump forward to June 2022. The winery is still family owned but has changed ownership. The Ng family has purchased the winery and the Mowat family continue to operate it!
Fraser, Ken, Angela and Cassie all have a hand in the day to day running of Harbour Estates. Ken joined the winery in 2000 as the marketing manager, but his keen interest in wine production led him to become our winemaker in 2002. He gained his winemaking knowledge from Niagara College. His first wine released, a Riesling, won double gold in the USA. Ken has gone on to win countless national and international awards for his wines. Cassie joined the winery, followed not long after by Angela. Cassie is Harbour’s Assistant General Manageer. Angela is the Finance Manager.