Icewine Festival

Recipe: Icewine Sabayon

Icewine Sabayon, Gabrieau's Bistro.

Looking for a simple way to impress guests? This Icewine Sabayon is amazing – and easy to make. Ingredients: 4 oz (125 g) (6 yolks) egg yolks 4 oz (125 g) sugar 8 oz (250 g) Nova Scotia Icewine or late harvest wine 1 tbsp (15 ml) Lemon, lime or read more

KOOL Icewine


Icewine to start your morning? Why not – Griff and Caroline don’t seem to mind… We had a great time tasting Icewine this morning in-studio at KOOL 96.5. Winemaker, Mike Mainguy, from Luckett Vineyards brought his Isolde Vidal Icewine and Guinevere Iced Apple Wine to sample while we talked about read more

Cheese, Ice and Fire – Feb 4&5

Hanspeter Stütz, Icewine 2010

Take your pick… Warm Spaetzli and Arugula Salad with crisp shallots and creamy L’Acadie vinaigrette Local free range Chicken and Spaetzli Soup with fresh herbs Raclette, served with fingerling potatoes, cornishon, pear, pineapple and tomato Sticky Toffee Pudding, with caramel sauce and whipped cream These are just a few of read more

Sip ‘n Shuck

Sip 'n Shuck 2012

Although Sip ‘n Shuck is not an official Icewine Festival event, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia will be sampling our local Icewine and talking about all the amazing Icewine-inspired events taking place February 2-12, 2012. It’s a great way to get ready for 10 days of wine dinners, winery read more

2012 Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

Photo from Icewine Festival 2010

Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival February 2 to 12, 2012 Celebrate Nova Scotia’s internationally award-winning Icewines. Sample Icewine paired with local cuisine, learn how Icewine is made, try your hand at pruning or book a Winter Icewine Experience Getaway. Nova Scotia winemakers and some of the province’s finest chefs come read more

Did you know?

Walking the icewine vineyards

Most Icewine harvests happen at night because the sun starts to melt the grapes on the vine in the morning, diluting the flavor. Icewine grapes need to be harvested at -8C or colder to concentrate the sugars and flavours in the juice, leaving behind the frozen ice crystals. Even the read more

Cold Enough For You?

Making Icewine

Other than Nova Scotia ski hill operators hoping to make snow, John and Anne Warner were amongst the few people in Nova Scotia pleased about the cold temperatures last night. The Warners are the largest producers of Icewine juice in Nova Scotia. From their vineyards on the edge of the read more