At Planters Ridge, we believe in the concept of vineyard enology, which at its core, is the belief that wine is made in the vineyard. We have selected varietals with a natural affinity to the unique terroir of the Annapolis Valley that allow us to create uncompromising wines with a true sense of place.
The Planters Ridge name was selected to reflect the history of the land we are situated on. The vineyard and winery are located on the site of the Woodworth family farm. The Woodworth farm is part of an original land grant offered to the New England Planter family in 1760 by the Lieutenant Governor after the Acadian expulsion. The Planters were, and are today, an integral part of the fabric of the Annapolis Valley. Our state of the art winery is housed in a renovated 150 year old Post and Beam barn that combines historical features with some modern flourishes. Our vineyard is planted on the sandy-clay slopes of a ridge overlooking the Union Dyke and the Wellington Dyke, with views of the Minas Basin at high tide. The rich pastoral setting that embodies our unique microclimate, is bordered in the north by the basalt and granite of the North Mountain that rises from the shores of the Bay of Fundy. To the south, we are sheltered from the cooler air of the Atlantic Ocean by South Mountain and Wolfville Ridge.
Our terroir serves as the inspiration for the wines we produce and we welcome connoisseurs and new wine drinkers alike to experience the beauty of the Annapolis Valley from our stunning vantage point in Port Williams. Nestle into a chair beside the fire in our tasting room, while taking in the view of the Minas basin at high tide and embrace a slower pace of life with a glass of truly great Nova Scotia wine.
Taste the tradition and passion in every bottle.