Stop and smell the grapes in the lush Annapolis Valley, the heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry and Canada's next can't-miss wine destination. Meet the passionate vintners, explore their wineries, and sample their best in one of Canada's best fruit-growing regions.
Yes, wine is produced in Canada and Canadian wines have gained ever-greater kudos in recent years.
Jost Vineyards is situated on over 100 acres on Nova Scotia’s beautiful Sunrise Trail. With the largest and longest operating winery in the Atlantic region, the Jost family pioneered the industry, supporting the majority of today’s independent vineyard operations. Their legacy of wine making dates back 400 years to Germany read more
Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the read more
Benjamin Bridge is Nova Scotia’s ultra premium sparkling wine house located in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley. Since 2000, we have been working with a leading team of international winemakers to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines. These innovative sparkling wines display the hallmarks of classic prestige cuvées from Champagne with read more
AVONDALE SKY- After having spent many years in stressful careers, owners Stewart Creaser and Lorraine Vassalo thought it would be a fabulous idea to own a beautiful little vineyard and spend their days relaxing while working in the fields. avondalesky.com
Annapolis Highland Vineyard is located in Bear River East, an area rich in history. Some of Canada’s first vines were planted here in the early 1600’s. Their state-of-the-art winery building and equipment, combined with their high quality estate grown grapes, has provided their winemakers with all of the tools necessary read more
Jost Vineyards NV Prost (Nova Scotia) Pairs very well with Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese and is one of my favorites. The wine, which goes by the name of “Prost” (German for Cheers!), has a pale straw yellow color with green hues and a moderately persistent fine mousse. The nose is highlighted by apple fruitiness and a lightly floral bouquet, reminiscent of Muscat. The wine possesses the great acidity which all good sparklers come with, balanced by just a touch of residual sugar. A…
Domaine de Grand Pre is the oldest farm winery in Atlantic Canada. The Swiss-born Stutz family re-opened the doors to the public in 2000 and quickly made their mark, displaying a European sensibility for quality and a passion for wine and food. At Domaine de Grand Pré, they work hard read more
ONE OF MY FAVORITES- 2007 LEON MILLOT RESERVE Soft, velvety tannic structure, medium-bodied, dark and red berry, black cherry, hint of vanialla bean in the mid-palate, long lingering berry medley finish. A red wine that is more finesse than power. Leon Millot expresses itself almost like a Pinot Noir or Barbera, both lighter bodied grape varieties that create elegant refined wines.