One of the oldest vineyards in Nova Scotia, Avondale Sky Winery is tucked away near the western end of the Avon Peninsula, protected by the surrounding rivers. Featuring a farm, winery, restaurant and retail shop, Avondale Sky Winery is proud to showcase and celebrate local ingredients and products.
avondalesky.com | 902-253-2047 |
80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing, NS
Just over an hour’s drive from Halifax, Avondale Sky Winery sits at the foot of Nova Scotia’s largest wine region. Tour the vineyard and discover the fascinating history of how a wooden church originally consecrated in Walton, NS, was floated downriver and repurposed as a delightful winery tasting room. Escape the everyday and indulge in award-winning wines with food to match.
Meet the Winemaker
Ben Swetnam is an experienced winemaker that continues to produce award-winning wines. Originally from the Avon Peninsula area, there isn’t a role at Avondale Sky Winery that Ben has not held. From picking and pruning the vines, to overseeing the winemaking process, helping customers in the retail shop and serving guests in the restaurant, Ben has done it all! With great knowledge of the specific terroir and vines, Ben continues to produce outstanding Nova Scotia wines.
Traditional Method Sparkling
Ability to Host Special Event
Please note that the winery’s hours could be affected due to the restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, please call ahead before visiting.
May 11, 2020-October 30, 2020
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Events are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19, check the website or social media for updates.
Garlic Fest 2020: September 19, 2020 from 10am-5pm
Awards & Recognition
– 2020 –
WANS Savour Food & Wine Show 2020 – Best White Wine
Included in Curated’s 50 Best Places to Eat 2020
– 2019 –
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines
(2011 Blanc de Noir Extra Brut Reserve)
– 2018 –
RANS Annual Restaurant Awards 2018 – Best Restaurant Bay of Fundy & Annapolis
Taste of Nova Scotia Awards 2018 – Restaurant of the Year
All Canadian Wine Championships 2018 – Gold: White Hybrid Blend (2017 Tidal Bay)
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines 2018 (2014 Martock)
– 2017 –
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Gold (2017 Muscat)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Gold (2017 Ortega)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2017 Bliss)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2017 Tidal Bay)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2015 Tennycape)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2014 Walton Reserve)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2017 Riesling)
Tasters Guild International 2018 – Silver (2017 Lady Slipper)