Fall Wine Festival

Fall Wine Festival

The Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival runs every year from September to October with wine and food related events taking place throughout the province.

The festival promotes Nova Scotia’s amazing wines and wineries, celebrates the harvest season, and provides consumers with a month of entertaining wine and food events.


Garlic Festival

Including garlic vendors, local wine, local beer, food vendors, artists, and music.

Harvest Corn Boil & Bluegrass featuring The Modern Grass

16th Annual Jost Vineyards Grape Stomp

Come and watch registered teams of 4 stomp grapes to raise money for charity.

Annual Fall Wine Festival

With live music and light fare.

Annual Fall Festival Chili-Off!

This special Fall Festival, join us for a unique, incredible tasting; 10 vintages of our most popular, award-winning wine, Baco Noir. The Baco Noir Vertical Flight Tasting begins at 12:30 pm; with winemaker Simon Rafuse, taste and experience 10 years of Blomidon Estate Winery’s most popular wine. Accompanied by Fox Hill Cheese pairings, this tasting is not to be missed! $25 per person. Please book in advance at 902-582-7565.

Featuring Between the Bushes and Chef Rick Primrose, guests at the winery from 1pm – 4pm can sample and buy bowls of the winner of last year’s Chili-Off!

Besides sampling chili, guests are invited to sit and sip a glass of wine on our patio, enjoy music from Bridgetown-based musician Caleb Miles, and lawn games all afternoon overlooking the Minas Basin.

During the afternoon, join us on complementary tours at 1pm and 3pm, take a walk amongst the vines, and enjoy all the regular samplings and wines that Blomidon Estate Winery has to offer.

Harvest Fest

There will be teams of Grape Stompers stomping for their favourite charity as well as a children stomp for fun. Good local food such as steamed mussels, knockwurst, sauerkraut, hot dogs and hamburgers. The Bandits will be providing the entertainment.

We will also be participating in the Open Farm Day Sept 21st. Members of the 50% Local Food Club can receive a 15% discount on any wine purchase that day. We will be selling Pulled Pork Sliders, and hot dogs, featuring Nova Scotia Pork.


Join us to celebrate Oktoberfest with good friends, good wine, good food and good bier! Authentic oompah music, traditional German cuisine, Sea Level Brewing beers, and our estate grown German Riesling. Prost!

Wine Fest

Special Fall Wine Festival Tours

There are two main tour providers during the Fall Wine Festival: Uncork Nova Scotia by Go North Tours and Grape Escapes. Both businesses have tours listed below.

Uncork Nova Scotia Tours

To book a tour with Uncork Nova Scotia, please email Laila at info@gonorthtours.com.

The Perfect Pairings Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour

October 4th and 11th, 2014

This one-of-a-kind tour allows you to enjoy an exclusive winery tour as well as a wonderful dinner with each course at a different winery!

We’ll begin at L’Acadie Vineyards for the appetizer course following by a tour and tasting. Then we’ll visit our newest winery, Planters Ridge, for an in-depth tour and wine tasting followed by the delicious main course on the deck. The evening finishes at Blomidon Estate Winery for a final wine tasting and watching the sun set over the vineyard and Minas Basin as you enjoy a decadent dessert paired with Icewine!

Between the Vines Tour

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only

Our most popular day trip that is great for wine lovers and “foodies”! The tour includes tours and wine tastings at 3 award winning wineries beginning with a “grape to bottle” tour at Blomidon Estate Winery. Plus, enjoy a special two course gourmet lunch at Restaurant Le Caveau!

You’ll also visit Fox Hill Cheese House, as well as enchanting Tangled Gardenwhere herbs and fruit are transformed into mouth-watering jams and jellies (and much more) to enhance any meal!

Think Pink – Drink Red Tour

Saturdays and Sundays in October and November

On this tour you’ll sample our unique rosé and red wines, learn all about cool climate red wines, and help raise money for Breast and Prostate Cancer Research!! You’ll start at our first winery with wine tasting of a flight of rosé and red wines with the winery owner. Then travel to Gaspereau Vineyards to enjoy more specially selected red wines paired with delicious charcuterie and cheese and finish the day with a final tasting of lovely rosé and reds atGrand Pre Wines.

Grape Escapes Tours

To book a tour with Grape Escapes, please email Susan at susan@novascotiawinetours.com.

Wine & Dinner Escape

Saturdays September 20th,27th & October 11th
Duration: 4pm – 10:30pm (to/from HFX) 5pm – 9:30pm (to/from Wolfville)

Join our evening tour to watch the sun set in NS wine country. Visit 2 wineries and enjoy a 3 course dinner with wine in Wolfville.


Afternoon Escape

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, September 8 to October 31
Duration: 12pm – 5pm (to/from HFX) 1pm – 4pm (to/from Wolfville)

Learn about and enjoy our aromatic whites, cool climate reds and award winning traditional method sparkling at three wineries and enjoy a local picnic cheese tasting.


Wine & Lunch Escape

Sundays & Tuesdays, September 9 to October 28
Duration: 10am – 4pm (to/from HFX) 11am – 4pm (to/from Wolfville)

Visit NS Wine Country for the Fall Wine Festival. Celebrate the 2014 harvest at 3 wineries and enjoy a bistro lunch with wine at Luckett Vineyards overlooking the Minas Basin.