Located in scenic Cape Breton Island, Eileanan Breagha Vineyards is Nova Scotia’s northernmost winery. Translated to Scottish Gaelic, Eileanan Breagha means ‘beautiful island’. Its name is a homage to the founder’s Gaelic heritage and the picturesque views that can be enjoyed from the winery.
5349 Marble Mountain Road Inverness Co., NS, Canada, B0E 3K0
Eileanan Breagha Vineyards sits on over 200 acres in the Marble Mountain region that runs along the Bras D’Or Lake of Cape Breton Island. Grapes have been grown on the property since 1993. In 2012, Ken MacLellan purchased the vineyard and established Eileanan Breagha as Cape Breton’s first winery.
Meet the Winemaker
Ken MacLellan’s deep desire to connect with the land that he grew up on motivated him to purchase Eileanan Breagha Vineyards in 2012. At the same time, he also enrolled in the Winemaking Certificate Program at the prestigious UC Davis in California. With a background in instrumentation, Ken is constantly experimenting. Whether it be planting new varietals, producing unique blends of grapes, or creating new styles of wines, Ken is always pushing the limits to produce award-winning wines at Eileanan Breagha Vineyards.
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.