10 Reasons You Need to Visit Nova Scotia’s Wine Country!

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When planning your visit to Nova Scotia, be sure to include a visit to Nova Scotia’s outstanding wineries! Looking for an easy way to explore all the wineries? Hop on the Good Cheer Trail, Canada's first winery, craft brewery, cidery and distillery trail, that will lead you to spectacular, award-winning wineries across Nova Scotia. Be sure to pick up your Good Cheer Trail passport and collect a stamp at 10 or more stops along the trail to get an official Good Cheer Trail t-shirt.

Nova Scotia is quickly becoming known as the wine capital of Atlantic Canada. Don’t miss visiting these fantastic sites and more on your next trip to Nova Scotia!

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Tidal Bay Wine

Tidal Bay is Nova Scotia’s exclusive appellation wine, meaning that it is solely grown and produced here in Nova Scotia! Our unique terroir produces this fresh, crisp wine that pairs oh-so-well with Nova Scotia's abundance of fresh seafood, year round.

Tidal Bay wine can be found at many of our 16 wineries located throughout the province, including Gaspereau Vineyards, Mercator Wines, and Jost Vineyards.

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We’ve Got a Magic Wine Bus!

For all your wine touring needs, look no further than the Wolfville Magic Wine Bus. Departing from downtown Wolfville, Nova Scotia, take this classic British-style double-decker bus for a hop-on, hop-off excursion that brings you to five fabulous Nova Scotia wineries – where you can visit at your own pace!

Looking for a tailored tour option? Private group tours with Grape Escapes and Uncork Nova Scotia both offer wine tours from Halifax to the Annapolis Valley.

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Take the Perfect Selfie

There’s no doubt about it, our wineries are take-your-breath-away gorgeous! While sipping on award-winning wines, don’t forget to take an amazing selfie to showcase your fabulous day amongst the vines!

Be sure to find Luckett Vineyards' signature red phone box amongst the rows of vines to grab a photo you won’t soon forget. Don't forget to phone a friend from the phone booth - it's free to call within North America!

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Fruit Wines – We’ve Got Them Too!

Experience a twist of the unexpected at Lunenburg County Winery, where their signature fruit, the blueberry is showcased in these flavourful, decadent wines. Located 30 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg, the home of the iconic Bluenose and Bluenose II schooners, be sure to include a stop to the Lunenburg County Winery on your next visit to the area.

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Woodfired Pizza and Wine

Visit Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Nova Scotia’s newest winery, and savour their certified organic wines while dining on woodfired pizza featuring locally sourced ingredients as you overlook their stunning vineyard. This is truly a not-to-be-missed Nova Scotian culinary experience.

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A Travelling Church Tasting Room?

When a church scheduled for destruction is instead floated by ferry to its new home within a vineyard, one might say that there was divine intervention involved. Delicious wines, breathtaking scenery and a fabulous tapas restaurant top off this one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience at Avondale Sky Winery.

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So Many Bubbles

If you love effervescent wine, you are in luck because Nova Scotia has some amazing bubbles! Benjamin Bridge Vineyards, featured in Gordon Ramsey’s Michelin three-star London eatery, is renowned for their Méthode Classique sparklings that are hailed as some of the best in Canada.

Also not to be missed is L’Acadie Vineyards, the home of Nova Scotia’s first traditional method sparkling wine!

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Visit a Winery… and the World’s Highest Tides

Visit Blomidon Estate Winery, the only winery in Nova Scotia that touches the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest recorded tides. This seaside winery is acclaimed not only for its award winning wines but also for its breathtaking views over the vineyard and bay.

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Don’t miss Nova Scotia's Northern-most Winery

On Cape Breton Island, overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you will find Nova Scotia’s most northern winery, Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards. Visit Eileanan Brèagha, Gaelic for “beautiful islands”, and discover their outstanding wines, the spectacular views and learn about the local area history.

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A Winery within a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nova Scotia is rich in history, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of our wineries is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site… and nestled alongside a National Historic Site. While Domaine de Grand Pré Winery overlooks Grand Pré National Historic Site, both are part of the larger Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Grand Pré Winery, a trailblazer in developing hardy, unique to Nova Scotia grapes that thrive in our terrior, to experience their award winning wines.

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