Planters Ridge is an artisanal winery located in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. Housed in a renovated 155-year-old timber frame barn that combines historical features with modern flourishes, Planters Ridge has a comfortable, inviting, and educational atmosphere. The rich pastoral setting that embodies this unique microclimate serves as the inspiration for the wines they produce.
plantersridge.ca | 902-542-2711 |
1441 Church Street, Port Williams NS
Owners John McLarty and Lisa Law believe in the concept of vineyard enology, which, at its core, proposes that wine is made in the vineyard. With this in mind, Planters Ridge strives to create the most exceptional and inspiring wines that this land will give. This passion is shared through education at their tasting room and guided tours of the vineyard.
Meet the Winemaker
Owner and Head Winemaker John McLarty grew up farming in South Western Ontario. Through regular travel, he developed an appreciation for fine wine. After retiring from a career in manufacturing management, he decided to follow through on his dream. He established Planters Ridge in 2010 with the help of his partner, Lisa, a Certified General Accountant. Their combined life experiences in chemical engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, and financial management, combined with mentorship from expert wine consultants, have helped John and Lisa achieve their goals. One such goal was Nova Scotia’s first producer of the Viognier grape, which they successfully accomplished in 2018.
Traditional Method Sparkling
Ability to Host Special Event
See website for up to date offerings and hours of operation.
Currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19, check the website or social media for updates.
Yoga and Wine Mother’s Day Brunch
Various themed dinners
Outdoor Movie nights
Awards & Recognition
– 2019 –
2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines (2018 Tidal Bay)