Bear River Vineyards is home to some of Nova Scotia’s first vinifera varieties, which were planted in the late 1990s. The winery is housed in a masterfully-renovated bank-barn that was built in 1883. For those who wish to extend their stay and soak in the history and ambiance, there is also a guest room located in the winery!
Meet the Winemaker
Susan Wong is a pharmacist by trade, but took winemaking at California based UC Davis. Patrick Cantieni consults in both the cellar and the vineyard. They utilize the unique four and a half story layout of the barn for a primarily gravity fed wine making process. The micro climate in Bear River allows for production of vinifera such Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gamay, as well as some traditional blends. Tours that highlight the winemaking process are offered daily during the season and generate great reviews!
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 15, 2020-October 15, 2020
Daily: 11am – 6pm
Awards & Recognition
Since the first vintages were produced in 2006, Bear River Vineyards has won over 30 medals for their wines.