Avondale Sky Winery

Avondale Sky Winery is one of the newest in Nova Scotia, but their vineyard is one of the oldest.  The vines aren’t the only thing with history. When the owners started the winery they decided to purchase a barn and relocate it to the vineyard.  In addition to barns, they had offers for a few churches.  After settling on St. Matthews Church from Walton, they floated it 42km down the river.  It’s an impressive sight. Big, ornate, stained glass windows flood the tasting area with coloured light.

The wines at Avondale Sky Winery are equally impressive. Try some at their tasting bar. Full bottles can be purchased on-site. They also sell a number of Canadian-made treats, including an amazing garlic salt rub (sometimes available to taste with the wines).

Year Opened: 2011

80 Avondale Cross Rd
Newport, NS

Dates and Hours:
May long weekend-October 31:
Monday-Sunday 11am-6pm
November 1 – May long weekend: Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm (Or by appointment)

Tours Available? Yes. May 20 – October 21, 1pm & 3pm

Samples Available? Yes

Wine Line-Up:

2009 Bin 14 $17.50
2010 Bin 15 $17
2010 Bin 21 $17
2012 Summerville $19
2012 Burlington $20
2012 Stubborn Head $25
2012 Martock $25
2010 Pinnicle Hill $30

2012 Miller’s Creek $18
2010 Red Head Reserve $25
2011 Newport Reserve $35

Lavender (sold out)
Lady Slipper (sold out)


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