Nestled in the picturesque Gaspereau Valley lies the trailblazing sparkling wine producer, Benjamin Bridge. For nearly 20 years, its organic vineyards have spanned the heart of this sheltered valley where the growing season is moderated by the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy.
benjaminbridge.com | 902-542-1560 |
1966 White Rock Road, Gaspereau, Nova Scotia B4P 2R1
The valley’s unique geography offers a microclimate perfectly suited to crafting traditional method sparklings and a specialized portfolio of stills, including Nova Scotia’s iconic wine, Nova 7. Founded in 1999 by Gerry McConnell and his late wife, Dara Gordon, who shared a passion for contributing to a sustainable rural Nova Scotia, Benjamin Bridge is considered one of Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine houses. Their family winery offers a range of guided experiences in its modern tasting rooms year-round, and a by-the-glass program on its wine terrace in warmer months.
Meet the Winemaker
For more than a decade, head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers has championed Benjamin Bridge’s specialized wine program. Originally from Québec, Jean- Benoit began his winemaking apprenticeship at Vinedos Organicos Emiliana, a biodynamic winery in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. He then went on to Casa Barranca, the first certified organic winery in Santa Barbara County, California. His passion and ingenuity are apparent in every bottle, including his recent feat of releasing Canada’s first canned Pétillant Naturel (a raw and living sparkling wine). While consistently achieving 90+ reviews, his sparkling wines have made top wine lists across the country and beyond – from Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver to Raymonds in St John’s to Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in London, UK.
Traditional Method Sparkling Wine
Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Wine
Small-lot Red Wine
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.
Season 1: Peak Season
May 1-October 31, 2020
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Season 2: Off Season
November 1-April 30, 2021
Monday-Friday: 10am – 5pm
By appointment 7 days a week
Due to restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Events are postponed until further notice, please check their website or social media for updates.
Please visit our website for all up to date event offerings.
Awards & Recognition
1 of Canada’s Top 10 Wineries – National Wine Awards
Taste of Nova Scotia’s Product of the Year
Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve 2008 makes the 3-Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay list in London, (UK)
“Surprise! One of Canada’s best wines is from Nova Scotia” – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail (CAN)
“Nova Scotia Sparkling Wine: Big Time Bubbles from the Edge” – Remy Charest, Palate Press (CAN)
“Among North America’s most ambitious and serious winery ventures I’ve had the pleasure of encountering in years.” – Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com (USA)