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Jamie & Karen loving The Toronto Maple Leafs with Canadian Icewine

Jamie Macfarlane and Karen King
Owners of The Ice House Winery in Wineries Niagara

Meet The Owners

Winemaker, Jamie Macfarlane, began his career in Côte D’Or, France. When he returned to Canada he joined the team to create the first Niagara commercial Icewine and now operates The Ice House Winery, Canadian Icewine specialists.

Coach, Sensory Expert, Foodie. Karen King, Jamie’s wife and business partner is passionate about the magic of Icewine. She applies her food and sensory expertise to The Ice House Winery to support Jamie’s expertise as a master winemaker.

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Jamie Macfarlane

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Ice Wine Maker, Jamie Macfarlane, began his winemaking career in Côte D’Or, France. When he returned to Canada he joined the team to create the first Niagara commercial Icewine.  Jamie produced countless award-winning wines during his 25 years as a senior Canadian winemaker.  In 2005, he fulfilled his dream to establish The Ice House Winery and become the Ice wine maker of the highest quality product.

Jamie  knew the Niagara region is the powerhouse of Icewine. Although Icewine was invented in Germany, Jamie has consecutively produced Icewine for 30 years and wanted to perfect it with the Canadian climate. A man of both passion and perseverance, Jamie has managed to make his dream a reality and is an international business consultant for winemaking.

Karen King

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Karen King has applied her business coaching and sensory expertise to The Ice House Winery to support Jamie’s expertise as a master winemaker. Karen’s unique Optimization Process for building valued products and business environments integrates the discipline of science along with the understanding of motivational insights.  King is a McGill education and food science graduate as well a Coach U veteran.

As co-owners of The Ice House Winery, Karen and Jamie utilize their Product Optimization Process to create world class Icewine. Sensory Profiles are the first step to understanding the timing and complexity of a wine’s flavour complexity.  Check out the Sensory Profile posted with each one of our Icewine Offerings!