Wines of Nova Scotia Part 2
Sunday had a lazy start to the day but we did make it to Domaine de Grand Pré by the time they opened at 11am. We tried several wines and Adam and I both really enjoyed the Foch and the Tidal Bay. Grand Pré has a beautiful winery store set up and will play host to the 2015 Icewine Festival.
Our tummies were growling so the next stop was Paddy's Pub to try some beer and get some good eats. Paddy's offers flights of 6 beer, and the glass size is more than generous. The food was great, the service was friendly, and the beer was delicious, especially the brown. Paddy's serves breakfast until late on Sunday, and we had a great time watching the Acadia students stroll in post-Saturday-night-out.
Next came a trip to Canning and Blomidon Winery. It's only about 15 minutes from Wolfville and definitely worth the scenic drive along the salt flats and coastline. Gordon, the winery store manager, was waiting for us when we arrived. This was my first trip to this winery and I was hugely impressed. They've just renovated a new tasting room and winery store with huge windows that overlook the vineyard.
We tried several wines including their Tidal Bay and Blow Me Down. Blomidon also makes a red sparkling wine called BMD that is very unique and fun to serve. It was a beautiful day out and the winery was busier than expected. We decided to take a stroll through the vineyards that had just been harvested. Upon returning, we had the pleasure of meeting winemaker, Simon Rafuse. His passion for the winery shines through.
We got back to the Hotel and cracked open a bottle of Blomidon's Crémant sparkling wine to enjoy with some of the Newfoundland chocolates we received upon check-in. Dinner at the Blomidon Inn was delicious and it is rated one of the top restaurants in the area. We ordered a bottle of Planter's Ridge to accompany the meal, and happily took the remaining wine and dessert up to our room to indulge in some guilty tv watching (I don't have cable at home in Saint John). What a great end to an awesome day!
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