Josh, a native Nova Scotian, grew up mere steps from Lightfoot & Wolfville’s Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport. Agriculture is in his blood and has shaped his life tremendously. Several summers spent in the family garden and on his Grandfather’s farm gave him the foundations for an early career in horticulture and later viticulture. After nearly a decade in the landscaping industry, Josh helped the Lightfoot family plant their first vineyard in 2008. Shortly thereafter, with a burgeoning passion for a career in grapes and wine, Josh completed the Winery & Viticulture Technician program at Niagara College, completing several vintages in Niagara and back home in Nova Scotia. Returning to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards full time in 2014, Josh is now the Head Winemaker. A true farmer, meticulous viticulturist, and passionate “winegrower”, Josh believes great fruit is necessary to create fine wine.
Despite growing up in a teetotal household, and studying/building a career in business, Cat eventually realised that her future belonged to winemaking. While visiting friends in France, she recognized that this incredible intersection of wine, food, people and sense of place was very much worth exploring - this discovery was one of a few key catalysts that led Cat to leave her corporate life and move to Bordeaux for an immersive wine experience. With internships at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace, and Tawse Winery in Niagara under her belt, and her Master of Science and Technology from the Bordeaux School of Agricultural Engineering firmly in hand, she returned to Canada hungry for more experiences in biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. Cat has been with Lightfoot & Wolfville, Nova Scotia's only biodynamic winery, since early 2018.