Today, the Valley’s rolling fertile fields also include more than 20 types of grapes and an emerging wine industry. Be sure to visit a winery (or two) to discover Nova Scotia’s award-winning wines that are receiving accolades from around the world.
- Domaine de Grand Pre, Grand Pre: Known for its Vintner’s Reserve label and its onsite restaurant Le Caveau.
- Luckett Vineyards, Gaspereau: Stop by to try the exciting Buried Red, Phone Box White and Rosetta Rose and enjoy lunch at Luckett’s Crush Pad Bistro.
- Gaspereau Vineyards, Gaspereau: Best known for its outstanding Rieslings, it specializes in fruit-forward, terroir-driven whites and earthy, robust reds.
- L’Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau: Nova Scotia’s first certified organic winery and specializes in traditional-method sparkling wines.
- Blomidon Estate Winery, Canning: Has won national awards for its Chardonnay, L’Acadie Blanc, and Cremant.
- Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau Valley: Features an innovative sparkling wine collection including their perennial sell-out Nova 7. Tours and tastings are private and by appointment only.
- Avondale Sky Winery, Newport Landing: This winery features one of the oldest vineyards in Nova Scotia and is housed in the magnificent former St.Matthew’s Church from Walton.
- Planters Ridge, Port Williams: The area’s newest winery and features sweeping views of fields originally planted by the New England Planters in 1760 and spectacular views of the Minas Basin.
- Sainte-Famille Wines, Falmouth: Known for its Marechal Foch and L’Acadie Blanc.
- Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Bear River: Features many award-winning wines including Pinot Gris, Geisenheim Riesling and Gamay, Lucie Kuhlmann, and DeChaunac.
- Bear River Vineyards, Bear River: Steep south-facing terraces form a “bowl” of heat to create a Mosel terroir, perfect for producing Baco Noir and Pinot Noir.
Thank you to NovaScotia.com for this great listing of wineries
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