Established by the Ramey family, Blomidon Estate Winery is a boutique winery nestled on the shore of the Minas Basin in picturesque Annapolis Valley. The winery’s beautiful seaside setting offers a unique location for viticulture and a remarkable scenic stopping point for many of our visitors.
blomidonwine.ca | 902-582-7565 |
10318 Highway 221, Canning, NS, B0P1H0
Planted in 1986, Blomidon Estate Winery is home to some of the oldest vines in the province. Inspired by the family’s visits to wine regions across Europe, the Ramey family purchased the winery in 2007, establishing itself as Blomidon Estate Winery. Blomidon Estate is committed to producing 100% Nova Scotia-grown grapes and wine and is proud to have won numerous national and international awards and acclaim for its efforts. Visit Blomidon Estate for an educational tour and tasting, or relax with a glass of wine on their patio with views of the Bay of Fundy.
Meet the Winemaker
Simon Rafuse has been the head winemaker at Blomidon Estate since 2009. After travelling the world to advance his wine education and work experience, he returned to his home province of Nova Scotia and began his career at Blomidon Estate. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University, a Master’s of Science from the University of Kent, a Master’s of Viticulture and Oenology degree from Montpellier SupAgro, and a Diplome National d’Oenologue. In addition to being the winemaker at Blomidon Estate, Simon is an instructor with the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and a contributor to many publications.
Traditional Method Sparkling
Ability to Host Special Event
See website for up to date offerings and hours of operation.
Awards & Recognition
– 2019 –
Wine Align Awards, Gold, 2015 Cuvee L’Acadie. Silver medal, 2010 Blanc de Noir. Bronze medal, 2016 Baco Noir Reserve, 2017 Cremant
Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver, 2010 Blanc de Blanc. Silver, 2011 Brut Reserve
Lieutenant Governor Awards for Excellence in NS Wines awarded to the 2010 Blanc de Blanc and the 2011 Brut Reserve
– 2018 –
Decanter World Wine Awards, Bronze medal, for sparkling 2011 Brut Réserve
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in NS Wines awarded to the 2010 Blanc de Blancs
Wine Align Awards, Bronze medal, 2014 Blanc de Noir
– 2017 –
Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver medal, for sparkling 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay Extra Brut
Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver medal, for sparkling 2012 Cuvée L’Acadie Brut
– 2016 –
Quench Magazine top-rated sparkling wines: 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay Extra Brut and 2013 Cuvée L’Acadie
National Wine Align Awards only gold medal to a nova scotia winery for 2013 Crémant
– 2015 –
Received 5 of the 11 awards given to Nova Scotia wineries at the National Wine Align Awards of Canada, including the only gold medal won by a Nova Scotia Winery for the 2011 Cuvée L’Acadie
Won Producer of the Year at the 2015 Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards
– 2014 –
Lieutenant Governor-General’s Award for Excellence in NS Wines awarded to the 2010 Cuvée L’Acadie – the inaugural year of the award