From Cape Breton Island to the Northern Coast and the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia is home to seven different wine regions. With no shortage of vineyards to explore and award-winning wines to taste, Canada’s coolest wine region is top of the list for the perfect summer adventure.
Here are seven reasons why Nova Scotia wine country should be on your summer bucket list!
1. Easy to plan
With a list of preset wine itineraries catering to all corners of our wine regions, an interactive trip planner to map out your ideal adventure, and of course our local tour operators offering public and private tours, it’s never been easier to plan your visit to Nova Scotia wine country!
2. Opportunity to meet the people who own the vineyards and produce award-winning wines
A visit to a Nova Scotia winery means a warm reception and a healthy dose of celebrated east coast hospitality! It’s common that the friendly face greeting you is the same one producing your favorite wines. Most of Nova Scotia’s wineries are family owned and operated and it’s easy to tell they take pride in their family business.
3. Discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, Tidal Bay
Every wine region aspires to produce a distinct wine that defines what they do best and in Nova Scotia, that wine is Tidal Bay. Officially launched in June 2012, Tidal Bay is the first wine appellation for Nova Scotia and one-of-a-kind for North America; why not enjoy a glass inspired by the Bay of Fundy and taste what makes Nova Scotia’s wine region so unique?
4. Delicious Food Pairings
Enjoy delicious locally-inspired cuisine while savouring a glass of award-winning wine. From fresh seafood to local charcuterie and cheese, the perfect wine and food pairing can be found in Nova Scotia’s wine country.
5. Picturesque Views
Rolling hills, ocean views and sprawling vineyards are bountiful along your adventures in our wine regions. Our vineyards are never more than 20km from the ocean, which offers the perfect seaside setting to pair with a glass of your favorite refreshing Nova Scotia wine.
6. Something for Everyone
Looking to explore more than just our vineyards? It’s easy to include hiking, biking and even whale watching with your wine-tasting experience. Isn’t Nova Scotia great?!
7. Unforgettable experience
Whether you are looking for an opportunity to catch up with friends and family members or spend a romantic getaway with your loved one, unforgettable memories are made here. We encourage you to bring some of your favorite wines home with you, and with every glass you will be transported back to your time spent in stunning Nova Scotia!