Last weekend Adam and I set off on our own wine adventure to Nova Scotia. It was a blast! We made a four-day loop that included visits to 7 wineries, 3 breweries and an herb garden like none I've seen before. There was beautiful coastal scenery, the rolling hills of NS's bread basket, and a ferry crossing into the sunset.
The purpose of the trip was twofold; first, to get away together for a few days, and second, the finalize the itinerary for the Icewine Festival Tour being offered Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015. More on that in another post.
We set off on Saturday morning with plans to arrive at Jost for lunch. This was my first time visiting the winery in Malagash, NS. They recently underwent a huge renovation of their tasting room and winery store and it is beautiful! Lunch was a delicious soup but lasagne was also available. After tasting a few wines and eating a delicious lunch, we were off to our next stop.
Tatamagouche Brewing Company is located in Tatamagouche, NB. They had a couple beer on tap and we ended up tasting both and buy a growler to add to the collection. The store and tasting area is open to the brewery below which is pretty cool and all the beer they make is organic.
We made the 2 hour drive from Tatamagouche to Windsor before the sun set and arrived at Avondale Sky Winery just as it was getting dark. The winery is a church that was moved to its current location. The tasting area is beautiful with all the original wood intact. We enjoyed a lovely tasting, finding a couple new NS favourites in the mix.
Upon arriving in Wolfville we checked into the Blomidon Inn on Main St, just outside the downtown core. The property used to belong to a shipbuilder before being converted to an Inn. Our view was of the mouth of the Cornwallis River, a tidal river, where it meets the Minas Basin.
Dinner Saturday night was at Le Caveau, the restaurant located at Domaine de Grand Pré Winery. It was delicious. All the food was locally sourced. Appetizers included scallops, venison, and duck fat fried fries. Main courses included partridge, arctic char, boar and beef tenderloin. Dessert was delicious, we actually chose the cheese plate, but the dark chocolate cheesecake and the crème caramel also called to me.
To be continued...
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous wine, beer and spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is my pleasure to share with you the great food and drink being produced here in NB, as well as the awesome experiences you can have while living here or visiting the province.
May you always have good wine in your glass and friends to share it with.