About Laguna Canyon Winery
I grew up on the prairies in central Canada and have always felt a connection to the land. With cattle, horses and grain farming my father taught me to make things with my hands. I began making wine in the early 80's and took it more seriously when I moved to Vancouver, B.C in 1989 where I studied oenology for two years. Since then I won many personal awards from crushing fresh grapes. As the prairies led me to the vineyards I dreamed of turning my passion for winemaking into a business.
That led me to join forces with my brother Darren and purchase existing winery operations in the Vancouver area in 1993. We have successfully owned and operated two wineries in Canada for 15 years. With some history behind us, the dream was to move to wine country and build a new boutique winery and enjoy the Southern California lifestyle. Our winery was built in the canyon in Laguna Beach in 2003 and we are now living a dream in Orange County. I continued oenology education at U.C. Davis and have been judging wines at the OC Fair since 2006.
Over the years we have produced a spectrum of terrific fruit forward social wines to more complex tannic dinner wines. A testament to the wine quality - the wines have been awarded many ribbons from the Orange County Fair...the largest California wine competition anywhere.
We are currently featuring three brands that are available in our two tasting rooms some are available in 15 states throughout the United States. Our main premium brand 'Laguna Canyon', 'Purple Paws' and Wyland Cellars. A portion of all Purple Paws wine sales go for the care of homeless pets. Marine artist 'Wyland' embellishes the Wyland Cellars brand and a portion of the sales go to the Wyland Foundation which supports clean rivers, oceans and childrens programs.
Next time you are visiting downtown Laguna Beach, please visit us at our new tasting room across the street from the library just off Forest avenue.
I hope you will savor the flavor and bouquet of our award winning handcrafted wines.
Marlowe J. Huber
Darren N. Huber