Tag Archives: NS Wine Guide

Benjamin Bridge Winery

Benjamin Bridge Winery believes that great wine is made in the vineyard. They put quality before quantity, and let the terroir inform their vines and wines. Their 60 acre vineyard is located in the Gaspereau Valley. It’s a picturesque property with a view you’d expect in France. While Nova Scotia is now well-known for traditional… Read More

Go North Wine Tours

Go North Wine Tours has been specializing in wine tours since 2009. In 2014, they launched their first wine and beer tour. They offer daily departures from Halifax and Wolfville from May to November. Itineraries include wine tastings, "behind-the-scenes" vineyard tours, and gourmet cuisine. Go North Tours specializes in small group excursions. They aim to work closely with the… Read More

Midgard Meadery – Scotch Lake, NS

I only recently discovered Midgard Meadery, so I haven't yet had the chance to visit. If their website and 'Origin Story' are any indication, it's my kind of place! "Mead, Meade, Mede, Medo, Meodu... By any of these names, the ancient drink of fermented honey invokes, to the minds eye, images of the Middle Ages.   Be it the Knights of the Round… Read More

Sainte-Famille Winery

Sainte-Famille is a family owned winery in Falmouth.  Their name is inspired by the area's Acadian roots (The area was once called La Paroisse Sainte Famille De Pisiquid). Those Acadian influences are found in more than just the name. Many artifacts have been uncovered, including the remains of a church. A few original French pear and apple varieties… Read More

Petite Riviere Winery

Lunenburg Nova Scotia Winery
This adventure is currently on sale!  Click here to get a Winery Tour with Wine and Food Tastings for 2 for $25. Petite Riviere Winery is located in beautiful Lunenburg County. It is a great base for a South Shore road trip. They have two vineyards. One was planted in 1994, and the second in… Read More

L’Acadie Vineyard

Nova Scotia's First Certified Organic Winery
In 2004, one of Canada's most experienced sparkling wine makers moved to Nova Scotia.  His mission; to start Nova Scotia's first certified organic winery. L'Acadie doesn't use pesticides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers on any of their vines. They have been using organic practices since they first started planting in 2005. In 2007, they became Nova Scotia's… Read More

Jost Vineyards – Malagash, NS

Jost Vineyards is arguably the best-known name in Nova Scotia Wine. They are the second oldest NS winery and the longest operating and largest winery in Atlantic Canada. Jost is located in Tatamagouche. The winery is situated on more than 100 acres of property. In addition to growing their own grapes, they source grapes from around the province. They are the… Read More

Gaspereau Vineyards – Gaspereau, NS

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… Read More