Celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year, Domaine de Grand Pré hosts the 2017 edition of the Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival. This celebration of Nova Scotia Wine, ice wine in particular, but also local cuisine, opened on the weekend of February 25-26 and continues the following weekend March 5-6. The wineries participating this year include Gaspereau Vineyards, Blomidon Estate Winery, Planters Ridge Winery, Luckett Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Sainte-Famille Wines and Domaine de Grand Pre. There are also special guests to this year’s event: Annapolis Cider Company, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge, and Avondale Sky Winery. All of this makes for a tremendous, high-quality ice wine festival. Come and enjoy!
Yesterday was 2016's last TNT. It featured sweet wines from 10 Nova Scotia wineries and wineyards. From late harvest, to fruit, to ice, to port-style wines, guests were treated to a beautiful range of sweet wines. At Avondale Sky, with a hint of snow in the air, we had the pleasure of tasting, amoung other treasures, a soon-to-be-released but not yet labeled wine and an unlabeled last of it's kind. These gems where tastfully paired with deletible little morsels of cheese, fruit, and chocolate.
It is that time of year again: winter is fast approaching (we've even had our first snowfall!), most wineries have shut for the season, and people are preparing to snowbird it out of here to warmer climates where rum often replaces wine as the excellent local drink. However, before you fly south, remember to get more Airmiles by making that important, short-term investment: ICE WINE!