Day 1: Start the day by paying tribute to the Acadian settlers at the historical Grand Pré national historical monument. Toast their successes and struggles with a tasting at the winery of the same name Grand Pré, historical in the wine world for being the first commercial winery in Nova Scotia. Enjoy lunch at the internationally recognized Le Caveau restaurant. Then proceed on to Mercator to explore what single-vineyard wines can taste like in Nova Scotia. Finish off with a wood-fired pizza at the impressive Lightfoot and Wolfville winery. Known for excellent bubbles and an award-winning Pinot Noir. These three wineries are in such close proximity to the town of Wolfville you can enjoy this entire day on a bike if you like.
Day 2: This day begins with one of the most acclaimed sparkling wine houses in Canada, Benjamin Bridge. A newly renovated tasting room provides excellent views of the Gaspereau Valley. Then spend lunch at Luckett Vineyards, learning about their buried wine line. You can use the authentic London phone booth in the vineyard to call home and tell everyone about the stunning view and amazing wines Nova Scotia has. Next, if you want to better understand organic viticulture, there is no one better to explain it than the people at L’Acadie Vineyards. Finally, finish off the day with a glass and a snack at the vine side patio at Gaspereau Vineyards, their dry version of Muscat will have you swirling and sniffing for hours.
Day 3: Begin this day with a hike up Cape Split and be rewarded with a picturesque view of the Bay of Fundy. Reward yourself afterwards with a glass at Blomidon Estates Winery. See if you can taste the seaside influence in the wines. With fun events like yoga in the vineyard and movie nights, Planters Ridge delivers more than just great wines. Stop in to learn about some of the rare varieties they are growing before heading back to Wolfville. Spend the rest of the day exploring Acadia University’s campus or the fruits and herbs at the Tangled Garden.