L’Acadie Vineyards is the first organic vineyard and the only certified organic winery in Nova Scotia. All of their wines are made with 100% Nova Scotia grapes. The name L’Acadie was chosen to reflect the rich cultural and agricultural history of the region – the bountiful Annapolis Valley.
lacadievineyards.ca | 902-542-8463 |
310 Slayter Road, Gaspereau, NS
L’Acadie is owned by Head Winemaker Bruce Ewert and his wife, Pauline Scott, whose Nova Scotia roots run nine generations deep. Lured by the tremendous potential of Nova Scotia’s sparkling wines, the couple moved east and founded L’Acadie Vineyards. The ancient seabed that makes up the vineyard’s terroir has rocky, well-drained, mineral-rich schist and sandstone soils that gives L’Acadie wines their signature flavours of minerality and slight saline.
Meet the Winemaker
Bruce Ewert brings the art and science of experienced winemaking from the Okanagan, Niagara, Australia, and California to each harvest to create L’Acadie’s crisp, dry, rich organic wines. Over many trips to Nova Scotia to visit Pauline’s family he became familiar with the region’s signature grape variety, L’Acadie Blanc. He would talk with Pauline long into the night about whether they could make it into a world-class sparkling wine. In 2004, Bruce and Pauline moved their young family to Nova Scotia and founded L’Acadie Vineyards in Gaspereau Valley. He loves the cool climate influence and vibrant acidity that Traditional Method sparkling wines have in Nova Scotia. These flavours are the envy of winemakers around the world: natural acid retention with phenolic ripeness.
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.
May 1, 2020-October 15, 2020
11am – 5pm
Awards & Recognition
– Key Awards –
Effervescents du Monde, France – twice silver medals for 2007 and 2010 Prestige Brut
Decanter World Wine Awards, London – silver, 92 points for 2013 Prestige Brut
Canadian Wine Awards – gold, top sparkling for 2007 Prestige Brut
“Bruce Ewert released Nova Scotia’s first Champagne-method sparkling wine back in 2008. The local industry owes much to his foresight.”
– Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail
“French champagne has traditionally been the benchmark for sparkling wines, but Nova Scotia is carving out a niche for itself through the efforts of traditional-method, bottle-fermented sparkling wine pioneers such as Bruce Ewert of L’Acadie Vineyards in the Gaspereau Valley.”
– Bruce Erskine, Chronicle Herald