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Canadian Wine & Grape Industry 2015 Economic Impact Study

Canadian Wine and Grape Industry Contributes $9 Billion in Economic Impact to Canadian Economy Ottawa, ON – March 7, 2017 – Together with the All-Party Parliamentary Canadian Wine Caucus, the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and its partners are happy to announce the results of a research study conducted on the read more

Request for Proposal: Tidal Bay Marketing Campaign

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

Wines of Canada at ProWein 2016

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

12 Tides – A Wine Tasting Event

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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

Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards: Celebrating Culinary Excellence

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

Domaine de Grand Pré’s Award-winning Riesling on Global

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

Moderation Tastes Better

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“The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) is very pleased to announce the release of its new website, Moderation Tastes Better: 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.

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

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

Study Concludes Nova Scotia Wine Industry is Ripe, Robust and Remarkable

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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

Nova Scotia Bubbly Sparkles on International Stage

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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

NS Hosts Canadian Wine Awards

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

Nova Scotia Takes Home 26 Wine Awards

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

2010 Press Releases

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

Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards

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

Grand Celebrations for Grand Pré

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

Canadian Wine Awards

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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

Toast to success:

‘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