Mercator Vineyards focuses on small lot wines with an emphasis on originality. Made in the vineyard, their wines celebrate the unique coastal effects of the Bay of Fundy. Each varietal has been selected and planted to harmonize with the specific soils, slopes, and microclimates located throughout the estate.
mercatorwine.ca | 902-542-7770 |
88 Dyke Rd Wolfville, NS B4P 2R1
Mercator Vineyards overlooks historic Acadian farmlands that provide breathtaking views. Enjoy wine flights and small bites deckside in the fully-restored 200-year-old farmhouse. Or pack a picnic basket with a selection of pantry fixings and head out on cruising bikes for a meander along the Harvest Moon Trail. Owners Carl and Donna Sparks want you to immerse yourself in the timeless tranquility and warmth of the region while enjoying some of Nova Scotia’s finest award-winning wines.
Meet the Winemaker
Rebecca Griffin discovered her love for viticulture and wine while traveling and working in New Zealand in 2002. After pursuing a career in dietetics she turned her attention to her true passion and enrolled in the Oenology & Viticulture Program at CCOVI (Brock University). Upon graduating in 2012 she returned to her home province of Nova Scotia and worked under Gina Haverstock at Gaspereau Vineyards as Assistant Winemaker. Rebecca also continued to pursue her education in wine by traveling to Chile, Argentina, and California for further experience. Since then she has focused on helping to create beautiful wines by growing quality grapes at Mercator and Gaspereau Vineyards. She is delighted to be the Winemaker for Mercator Vineyards and follow her grapes from vine to bottle.
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 2-June 28, 2020
11am – 5pm
June 29-October 27
10am – 6pm
October 28-December 23
Friday-Sunday: 11am – 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: 86 points – 2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards,
Compass Rose: Best of Class – 2019 All Canadian Wine Awards,
90 points – 2019 Ultimate Wine Challenge Sauvage Sur Lie: 86 points – 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge,
2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine Upper Ridge Marquette: 87 points
2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards Reserve Marquette: 89 points
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge, Bronze
2018 Finge Lakes international Wine Competition River Bend Petite Milot: 86 points
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge, 85 points
2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards