These winery excursions will take you to the southern tip of Nova Scotia. With spa services, golfing, and whale watching available to pair with the great wines, it’s no wonder you will want to stay for the night.
Bear River Valley: Drink in the views provided by the South Mountain and the Bay of Fundy while you head to Bear River Valley. Here you will learn how granite soil and gravity-fed winemaking can influence the flavour in wines and hear how vineyards in Bear River date back to 1611. Start at Casa Nova Fine Beverages and taste their nationally awarded Pinot Gris, or if you love limoncello, give their rhubarb cello a try. Head to Myrtle & Rosie’s Café for a riverside lunch. Then learn how Bear River Vineyards utilizes their four and a half storey bank barn for gravity-fed winemaking. Originally built in 1883, it has been masterfully renovated and even has guest rooms available if you wish to stay here for the night.
Alternatively, pick up a bottle of Riesling from Bear River Vineyard’s shop and check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa to pair with a massage or your dinner of world-renowned Digby scallops. The next day head down the Digby Neck, where you can find excellent whale watching tours or take in a hike on the balancing rock trail.
Take 3 days – The Annapolis and Gaspereau Valley are the heart of the winemaking community in Nova Scotia. An excellent option for a day trip from Halifax but with nine wineries to explore and the village of Wolfville providing an enchanting home base, why not stay for three days and truly immerse yourself in Nova Scotia wine.