Gaspereau Vineyards first planted grapes in 2007. Prior to that, the property had been home to an apple orchard for more than two centuries. They grow eight different grape varieties. Those grapes go into their line-up of white, red, rose, ice and sparkling wines and port. Gaspereau Vineyards has been named Winery of the Year (Atlantic Canadian Wine Competition, 2011) and has received a Sustainable Tourism Award (TIANS 2009).
Gaspereau Vineyards has an on-site gift shop and tasting bar. If it is open, you can try it. The staff asked us our wine preferences and took care to describe how each wine might appeal to us. It made us keen to buy the many bottles we fell in love with. If you get a chance, say “hi” to Gina Haverstock, owner and wine maker at Gaspereau Vineyards. She is a wealth of knowledge on the local wine scene. You can see a clip of Gina (and learn more about NS Wine) in the video below.
Year Opened: 2004
2239 White Rock Road
Dates and Hours:
From April until December, the winery boutique is open 7 days a week.
April 27 – May: 10am – 5pm
June – September: 9 am – 6 pm
October – December: 10 am – 5 pm
Tours Available? Yes. Complimentary tours at 12 pm, 2pm and 4pm from June – September.
We Recommend: The Gaspereau Muscat . It is one of our all-time favourite Nova Scotian wines.
2009 Chardonnay Brut: $37.99
2011 L’Acadie Blanc: $15.99
2011 Muscat: $19.99
2010 Gaspereau Estate Riesling: $24.99
2010 Black Dogs Riesling: $21.99
2011 Seyval Blanc 16.99
2012 Tidal Bay 21.99
2011 Warner Riesling 17.99
2010 Lucie Kuhlmann: $24.99
2008 Pinot Noir: $19.99
2011 Rosé: $15.99
2011 Triomphe d’Alsace: $19.99
2011 Marechal Foch: $19.99
Reserve Port: $19.99
Maple Wine: $14.99
2009 Ortega Vidal Icewine: $29.99