Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is a family-owned-and-operated estate winery and biodynamic farm located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Established in 2009, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards creates handcrafted small-lot wines from grapes grown in its certified organic vineyards.
lightfootandwolfville.com | 902-542-7774 |
11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R1
From the beginning, Lightfoot & Wolfville has been unwavering in its dedication to quality throughout the wine’s journey. The winery embraces the belief that it’s necessary to work in harmony with nature to grow vibrant wines that faithfully express their terroir. Specifically selected for their unique, coastal-influenced microclimate on the shores of the Minas Basin, Lightfoot & Wolfville focus includes traditional method sparklings, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and aromatic whites such as Riesling.
Meet the Winemaker
Josh Horton, the Head Winemaker at Light & Wolfville, is a native Nova Scotian. He grew up mere minutes from Lightfoot & Wolfville’s Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport.
Agriculture is in Josh’s blood. Growing up, he spent several summers on his grandfather’s farm, which gave him the foundation for an early career in horticulture and later viticulture.
In 2008, after nearly a decade in the landscaping industry, Josh helped the Lightfoot family plant their first vineyard. Shortly after that, with a burgeoning passion for grapes and wine, Josh completed the Winery & Viticulture Technician program at Niagara College. In 2014, Josh returned to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards. A true farmer, meticulous viticulturist, and passionate “winegrower,” Josh believes great fruit is necessary to create fine wine.
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.
Season 1: April 4-May 10
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Season 2: May 10-October 14
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Season 3: October 15-December 31
Daily: 11am – 5pm
Season 4: December 31-April4
Please see website lightfootandwolfville.com for restaurant hours of operation.
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.
3Vs (Vineyard, Vintage, Variety) Tasting Series – No. II Pinot Noir – May 17th 3-5 PM
Summer Wine Club Release – July 12th
Autumn Wine Club Release – September 13th
Harvest Dinner – October 2nd
Winter Wine Club Release – November 22nd
3Vs (Vineyard, Vintage, Variety) Tasting Series – December 13th 3-5 PM
Please see lightfootandwolfville.com for updates and tickets
Awards & Recognition
Voted Best Winery in The Coast (Halifax) and The Grapevine (Annapolis Valley) – (People’s Choice) – 2019
Awarded Atlantic Canadian Winery of the Year for three consecutive years – 2017, 2018, 2019
Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce – Best Winery – 2019
Nova Scotia Environmental Farm Plan Stewardship Award – 2018
Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award – 2017
National Wine Awards of Canada – Gold Medals in 2018 and 2019 for Blanc de Blancs (2019) and Ancienne Chardonnay (2018)
Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines – 2016, 2018 for Chardonnay and Blanc de Blancs
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship (CSWWC) in Kent, UK – Silver Medal for 2014 Blanc de Blancs Brut (2019)
Selected as a featured winery at the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) in Oregon (July 2019)
Awarded 94 points in Decanter for 2014 Blanc de Blancs Brut and listed on Decanter Top 10 Fine Wines of 2019 list