Tucked in the gentle hills and sheltered coastal inlets of the Northumberland Shore, Jost Vineyards is the largest of Nova Scotia’s wineries and a pioneer of the industry.
jostwine.ca | 1-800-565-4567 |
48 Vintage Lane, Malagash NS B0K 1E0
Owned by veteran food industry executive Carl Sparkes and his wife, Donna, the winery offers an idyllic atmosphere to dine that reflects the Sparkes’ deep understanding of and dedication to exceptional hospitality. You can enjoy the view of the vineyard from the comfort of the stately fireside lounge or the vine-covered, open-air patio. Daily wine tastings provide the opportunity to discover how the hardy, reliable grape varieties that thrive in this coastal climate produce wines that are versatile in style, with crisp and fruit-forward characteristics. You can also enjoy seasonal vineyard tours and hikes along the vineyard trails.
Meet the Winemaker
Nova Scotia-born Gina Haverstock’s lifelong ambition to become a doctor was side-lined by a summer job at Jost Vineyards. A Bachelor of Science graduate from the University of New Brunswick, Gina took a job at Jost Vineyards in 2000 and became captivated with the world of wine. Gina returned to Jost in 2001 for hands-on education in how wine is made. She went on to take sommelier training and graduated with honours from Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute Program. Upon completing her studies, Gina worked at wineries in Germany, Austria, France, and New Zealand, before returning to Nova Scotia and becoming Jost’s Head Winemaker.
Traditional Method Sparkling
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.
Subject to change
April 1-June 14: 10am – 5pm
June 15-September 15: 10am – 6pm
September 16-December 23: 10am – 5pm
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.
Garlic Fest 2020, September 19, 2020 from 10am-5pm
Awards & Recognition
– Tidal Bay –
Gold – 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines, 84 points
2019 Ultimate Wine Challenge, Bronze
2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 86 points
2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
Jost Vineyards’ Tidal Bay is regularly selected to represent the best of Nova Scotia on the world stage. It has been proudly served at: The World Economic Forum, The Hague. Nova Scotia Week at Park Hyatt, Zürich. NATO Headquarters, Stavanger, Norway. Canada House, London, England. Canadian Embassies around the globe.
– Great Big Friggin’ Red –
Best Red Wine Under $20 – 2020 Edmonton Winefest
Silver – 2019 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Silver – 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Awards
Wine Innovation of the Year – 2018 NSLC Partnership Awards
– Selkie Frizzante –
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge, 86 points
– Selkie Frizzante Rose –
Best Sparkling Rose – 2020 Edmonton Winefest