Complete List of Wineries and Vineyards in Nova Scotia

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If you’re visiting Nova Scotia this summer and consider yourself a lover of wine or cider, here’s a list of 24 Vineyards and Wineries, mostly residing in the Wolfville area, including some of our top picks worth checking out.

Here you will find everything from Whites, Sparkling, Rosè, Ciders, Dessert and some Reds. Most notable is the appellation wine, Tidal Bay which is a crisp, aromatic white that compliments our climate and is produced by 11 Vineyards in Nova Scotia.

Wineries and Vineyards in Nova Scotia

  1. Avondale Sky
  2. Bear River Vineyards
  3. Beavercreek Winery & Cafe
  4. Benjamin Bridge
  5. Bent Ridge Winery and Cucina
  6. Blomidon Estate Winery
  7. Bulwark
  8. Casa Nova Fine Beverages
  9. Domaine de Grand Pré
  10. Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards
  11. Elmwood Winery
  12. Gaspereau Vineyards
  13. Jost Vineyards
  14. L’Acadie Vineyards
  15. Lightfoot & Wolfville
  16. Luckett Vineyards
  17. Lunenburg County Winery
  18. Mercator Vineyards
  19. Muwin Estate Wines
  20. Petite Rivière Vineyards
  21. Planters Ridge
  22. Raven Hill Vineyards
  23. Sainte Famille Wines
  24. Williamsdale Winery

Top Picks

avondale sky logo

Since 2009, Stewart & Lorraine of Avondale Sky on the Avon Peninsula has been producing over 15 wines at their vineyard, including a Riesling, Burlington, Petite Milo, Ortega and Baco Noir. Avondale has a selection of everything from a white, red, sparkling, dessert and rose. We were impressed with the super friendly staff, selection of wine and cosy, cabin-like feel of the retail space.

Avondale Sky won the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards 2018 – Restaurant of the Year

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Wine Club: Yes


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Lightfoot & Wolfville’s main focus is on German-styled white wines such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rieslings. The name Lightfoot refers to the swift-footedness of the ancestors who worked as messengers. Lightfoot has a selection of everything from a white, red, sparkling, dessert and rose. We were super impressed with the significance and fine details at Lightfoot, even their logo has numerous meanings to the Scottish Thistle, the Mayflower and the Fleur-de-Lis. The Lightfoot’s contrasting building can be seen miles away and has airy high ceilings with a comforting design space. The views and oversized tasting bar are to be seen!

Lightfoot & Wolfville has won numerous top awards including Wine of the Year in 2013 for their Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut Late Disgorged.

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Wine Club: Yes


luckett vineyards logo

Overlooking the Gaspereau Valley sits Luckett Vineyards. It’s where the owner of Pete’s Frootique, Pete Luckett decided to place the iconic (and operational) red Phone Box, which sits smack dab in the middle of their vineyard. Yes, you can place a call in the box anywhere in North America for free while you’re tasting a Phone Box Red wine!

Upon entering Luckett’s showroom, you’re greeted with a nifty display of wine bottle openers of all shapes and sizes. Just past that is over a dozen wines on display in their beautiful showroom, including the Phone Box Red/White, Buried Red/White, and of course their take on a Tidal Bay. While choosing a wine, let’s not forget their amazing selection of ingredients for your own personal Charcuterie board. Finally, their gigantic tasting bar persistently pulls your arm over to sample a wine and Luckett’s Crush Pad Bistro serves up some delicious meals of Oysters, salads soups and some of the best Charcuterie Boards out there!

Luckett’s Vineyards has won numerous top awards including the 2011 Ortega and 2011 L’Acadie in the All Canadian Wine Championships.

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Tastings: Yes
Wine Club: No


Bent Ridge Winery, launched in July 2018 by Brothers Glenn and Steven Dodge in the Avon Valley. The produce small batch wines with currently 4 to choose from including a Appassimento Marquette, Contorto Marquette and a Slightly Bent blend. Bent Ridge also does small batches of beer, too aptly titled Bent Nail. Bent Ridge is the first vineyard to grow Marquette grapes and still remain the largest today.

Upon driving up the Bent Ridge you immediately feel at home upon sight of their eclectic, spanish-style building and vineyard in the background. Personable staff and a patio overlooking the vineyard, with live music while devouring one of their authentic Italian wood fired pizzas from the Cucina menu shouldn’t be missed!

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Tastings: Yes
Wine Club: No


On a bluff across from the Grand-Pré National Historic Site sits the ever so pleasant Mercator Vineyards. Mercator got its name from Gerardus Mercator, the pioneering world map cartographer. Mercator focuses on original, small lot wines and their new interpretation of old world wines. Mercator has around a dozen wines, including their Tidal Bay, Cabernet Franc, Marquette and Saugave Sur Li.

Arriving at the Mercator house, which is over 200 years old, it’s not hard to miss the red, old fashioned touring bicycles you can rent to ride around anywhere you like. Grab a wine and some cheese and throw it in your bike basket for a picturesque picnic. Mercator really makes you feel at home with their cosy interior, seating, friendly staff and beautiful views from the deck.

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Tastings: Yes
Wine Club: No

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