The Winery Association of Nova Scotia is currently accepting proposals in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of a new marketing campaign for Tidal Bay. Tidal Bay has been produced since vintage 2011 (with a small pilot in vintage 2010), and is now onto its sixth read more
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All press releases are archived below.
22 wine producers from three Canadian provinces will exhibit at international trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany Canadian wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia have joined together to exhibit under the brand of ‘Wines of Canada’ at ProWein 2016. Over three days, 22 wineries from Canada’s wine growing regions read more
Building on the success of the Canada House tasting two years ago, 34 producers from five regions – British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec – will descend on London to present over 150 wines. This is the first time the UK has seen all five regions in read more
His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to honour and recognize exceptional wines produced in Nova Scotia with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. Please download the following documentation for more information: LG Award Guidelines read more
12 Tides – A Wine Tasting Event June 4, 2015, 7:30 – 10pm Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Tickets: $65 Buy Tickets Discover Nova Scotia’s premium white wine, Tidal Bay. For the first time, taste the new 2014 vintages of Tidal Bay side by side. Challenge your palate at the blind read more
PRESS RELEASE Halifax, N.S. – The Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards celebrates excellence in the culinary industry and recognizes producers and restaurants that provide exceptional culinary experiences. Winners, from consumer and industry nominations, were announced during the annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s (TIANS) Tourism Summit on November read more
Winemaker at Domaine de Grand Pré, Jürg Stutz, was on Global Morning News this morning. Their first vintage of Riesling received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine this afternoon and recently received gold at the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards. Your browser does not support frames. Click read more
Stewart Creaser, owner of Avondale Sky Winery and president of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia, and Simon Rafuse, winemaker at Blomidon Estate Winery, discuss the recent Lieutenant Governor’s Award on Global Morning. Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video..
Three Nova Scotia wines have been selected to receive the inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the dedication and passion of those involved with Nova Scotia’s wine read more
We’re thrilled to introduce Nova Scotia’s newest winery, Planters Ridge! Located in Port Williams, NS this artisanal winery is housed in a 150-year old timber frame barn that combines historical features with some modern flourishes. The over six acres of vineyard is planted on the sandy-clay slopes of a ridge read more
“The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) is very pleased to announce the release of its new website, Moderation Tastes Better: winemoderation.ca. The online educational resource is intended for adult wine drinkers in Canada to help build awareness and understanding of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines.” Read the full article.
His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines to honour and recognize the best of Nova Scotia wines. Please download the following documentation for more read more
Economic impact study shows NS wine industry worth almost $200 million/year. Lunenburg, N.S. – The Winery Association of Nova Scotia today released an economic impact study concluding that the wine industry contributes $196 million dollars annually to the Nova Scotia economy. “This study shows just how rapidly the Nova Scotia read more
Congratulations to this year’s Nova Scotia Wine Country passport winners! GRAND PRIZE: VIA Rail Wine Lover’s Trip for four (4) to Montreal Sherry Dunn (NS) SECOND PRIZE: Trip for four (4) to Nova Scotia Wine Country courtesy of Go North Tours Jason Forester (NS) $100 gift certificate to Five Fishermen read more
L’Acadie Vineyards’ 2007 Prestige Brut brings home Silver Medal in prestigious international competition. Corks popped when L’Acadie Vineyards heard the news that their pride and joy Prestige Brut was the only entry from North America to win a medal in the 9th international competition of the world’s best sparkling wines. read more
August 21 to 25 , 2011 “The Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards has become the measuring stick for Canadian winegrowers and a fabulous opportunity to present their wines to many of Canada’s most respected wine commentators on a national stage,” says Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access magazine’s editor-in-chief. “More than just read more
All Canadian Wine Awards 2011 Nova Scotia wineries received 26 awards, including four Double Gold medals, at the annual All Canadian Wine Championships in Windsor, Ontario this year. “I’m particularly delighted with our awards, especially our Double Golds, at this last competition,” says Hans Christian Jost, owner of Jost Vineyards. read more
An archive of press releases from 2010. November 2, 2010 L’Acadie Vineyards Wins Gold For 2007 Prestige Brut (PDF) October 18, 2010 2010 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards Announced (PDF) October 8, 2010 Annapolis Highland Vineyards’ New Release (PDF) September 15, 2010 Celebrate Local Wines during the Nova Scotia Fall Wine read more
October 18, 2010 Six wineries from Nova Scotia received gold medals at the second annual Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards this week. Presented by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Atlantic Chapter (CAPSAC) the awards recognize excellence in local wines. Congratulations to all our medal winners! Press Release For more information read more
Domaine de Grand Pré Winery has a lot to celebrate this year. 2010 marks their 10th anniversary, they released their first traditional method sparkling wines and they have been chosen as the exclusive wine supplier for the 100th Anniversaryof the Canadian Navy. Besides other official events, Grand Pré’s Blueberry Sparkling, read more
Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Contest Lynda Carter of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia is the lucky winner of the Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival Wine Cellar thanks to her visit to Jost Vineyards on Valentine’s Day – also her 50th birthday. Wines in the wine cellar include Icewines as well as a read more
Domaine de Grand Pré & L’Acadie Vineyards Congratulations to both wineries for their recents wins at the Canadian Wine Awards. Grand Pré’s Jurg Stütz received Bronze for his NV Champlain and NV Ice Cuvee traditional method sparkling wines. Winemaker Bruce Ewert of L’Acadie Vineyards recieved a Gold for his 2007 read more
An archive of Winery news in Nova Scotia, for 2009. October 2, 2009 L’Acadie Vineyards Wins Big at Canadian Wine Awards (PDF) September 16 , 2009 Celebrate Local Wines during the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival (PDF) June 29, 2009 13 Local Wineries Receive Medals at Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards read more
An archive of Winery news in Nova Scotia, for 2008. December 19, 2008 Warner Vineyards Hoping to Avoid Christmas Eve Harvest (PDF) December 3, 2008 Borealis Icewine and Chives Restaurant Sample Fine Wine and Fine Foods for Holiday Entertaining at the NSLC’s Port of Wines (PDF) September 9, 2008 Nova read more
September, 2007 Dear Industry Partners, We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Janice Ruddock Managing Director and Sean Buckland Marketing Director to the Winery Association of Nova Scotia. The Winery Association of Nova Scotia now resides at 36 Brookshire Court, Suite 14 Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 4E9 and read more
2007 All Canadian Wine Championships Halifax, Nova Scotia (May 24, 2007) – Promoting Nova Scotia wines just got a whole lot easier this week because Nova Scotia wineries took home a dozen medals at the All Canadian Wine Championships held in Windsor, Ontario last week – the most the Nova read more
‘Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Tour’ Halifax, Nova Scotia (November 23, 2006) – The Winery Association of Nova Scotia raised its glass to toast the success of the inaugural ‘Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Tour’, a festival that took place throughout the province in September and October. Following read more
When you think of great wine-making regions in Canada, Nova Scotia is quickly earning a place for itself on that list. The Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS) has adopted a set of quality standards – the Nova Scotia Wine Standards, and is introducing a new symbol of quality to read more