Co-owners Melanie and Jake Eelman both grew-up on small family farms in northern Nova Scotia. Upon completing their education in the fields of chemistry and public administration, work took them to central Canada for nearly a decade. With the addition of two young boys, Samuel and Oliver, the Eelman family had a goal to return to their Nova Scotia roots. Upon returning to the province, Melanie became an award-winning cider-maker and Jake focused his efforts in supporting Canadian agriculture. Their dreams came full-circle with the purchase of 21 acres of beautiful farm land in the Annapolis Valley in 2017. Inspired by the beautiful wide-open sky above and the long history of the land, they called the property Beausoleil, which means “beautiful sun” in French.
1469B Church Street, Port Williams, NS, B0P 1T0
Building on the rich farming history around them in pomiculture and viticulture and the pioneers in wine and cider-making in Nova Scotia, Melanie and Jake are excited to be working closely together as a family. Their goal is to establish Beausoleil Farmstead as a boutique cidery and winery that is anchored in their philosophy of combining sustainable farming with cellar experimentation.
Ability to Host Special Event
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