L’Acadie Vineyards is a certified organic winery distinguished for releasing the region’s first internationally awarded traditional method sparkling wines. Their organic wines reflect the unique ancient seabed terroir of their estate on the valley slopes in Gaspereau.
lacadievineyards.ca | 902-542-8463 |
310 Slayter Road, Gaspereau, NS
L’Acadie Vineyards is owned by British Columbia winemaker Bruce Ewert and 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 on the slopes of Gaspereau Valley has rocky, well-drained, mineral-rich schist and sandstone soils that give their wines 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 Vineyardscrisp, 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 fellow sparkling winemakers around the world: natural acid retention with phenolic ripeness.
Traditional Method Sparkling
Ability to Host Special Event
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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