Tour #6 – Annapolis Valley Wine Tour
This tour is a full seven hour tour, and is designed for wine connoisseurs who enjoy the taste of award winning wines. Each of the wineries selected to visit have wines all produced locally, please take the time to view each one for the awards won, and the wines offered. Four of the five wineries are not on the tour bus routes and the one that is, offers a wonderful dining, wine tasting and vineyard tour experience. In addition to the wineries, we can also make stops at any of the spots offered in our Grand Pre, Minas Basin, Halls Harbor and Bay of Fundy Tour if time allows.
The trip to the first selected winery is about forty minutes from Halifax, during which time your driver/tour guide can give you a history of this area of the Province you are traveling through, and/or answer any questions you may have. Please remember that the number of wineries we can visit depends on how much time is spent at each location. For those of you traveling on a Cruise Ship, this means that we have to allow enough time to get you back to your ship, at least one hour before it sails from Halifax.
Avondale Sky Winery
Avondale Sky Winery named top winery in Atlantic Canada for 2015 – Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards. At our vineyard and restaurant, we offer wine, food and service creating unforgettable experiences. Guests of the winery can taste through the award winning wine portfolio, have a tour of the vineyard and join us on our tranquil patio overlooking the vines or inside for lunch at D’Vine Morsels winery restaurant.
Seasonally, the restaurant is open daily offering a full lunch menu with rotating chef selections changing frequently, using local ingredients. The restaurant and tasting room are available for private event bookings and dinners.
Sainte Famille Wines
Situated on a gently sloping hill, overlooking the Avon River Valley, Sainte- Famille Wines has one of the warmest vineyard sites in Nova Scotia. The result is rich full bodied reds such as their premium Old Vines Marechal Foch, produced from the oldest vines in Nova Scotia.
The terroir of this unique site has also produced whites of exceptional character such as the 2004 L’Acadie Blanc, which was chosen Best of Appellation. We are proud to showcase truly unique Nova Scotian products in our gift shop and welcome you to experience quality Canadian wines in our friendly, inviting atmosphere.
Domaine De Grand Pre
At Domaine de Grand Pré, they work hard to develop unique wines true to our province and unlike any others in the region — growing specialty grapes that are developed for Nova Scotia’s specific climate and landscape.
The result is an array of award-winning vintages.
Le Caveau Restaurant
During your visit, you can stroll through the lush vineyards, visit the museum and take a peek at the wine cellar, and experience seasonally inspired and locally sourced food while enjoying one of the fine vintages at the award winning Le Caveau Restaurant.
You can also visit the Wine Shop, a magical blend of Nova Scotia and Old World charm, and stay for a wine tasting or just browse through the many wine related gift ideas.
The first winery to establish in the valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is situated on the edge of a picturesque, 35-acre vineyard. Best known for outstanding Rieslings, Gaspereau Vineyards specializes in fruit-forward, terroir driven whites, and earthy, robust red wines.
European-trained, Nova Scotian born winemaker Gina Haverstock strives to produce wines that are true to the variety and uniquely Nova Scotian. In the vineyard, cellar and boutique, the Gaspereau team is dedicated to providing guests with a complete and personal Nova Scotian wine experience from grape to glass
Blomidon Estate Winery
The Blomidon Estate Vineyard is located on the shores of the Minas Basin, near Canning, in the Annapolis Valley. Many of the blocks were planted in 1986, giving us some of the oldest vines in the province. With 18 acres of vines spread over the 25 acre property, the site benefits from its close proximity to the water, as the tides and sea breezes moderate the temperature and help prevent disease.
The Blomidon vineyard is The 2015 Prestige Award Winner Producer of the Year, consistently crafting some of the province’s finest wines making a trip well worth it. Discover our boutique winery, where our seaside setting provides a unique location for viticulture. Visit our wine shop, where our helpful staff will guide you as you taste our 100% Nova Scotia award-winning wines. Enjoy the view relaxing on our sunny patio, sip on a glass of wine and savour the moment with a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie.
Annapolis Valley Wine Tour Price
$65 Per hour per vehicle (6 Passenger Van) – Best Value!
$70 Per hour per vehicle (3 Passenger Sedan)
$85 Per hour per vehicle (7 Passenger SUV)
$105 Per hour per vehicle (8 Passenger Stretch Limo)
Included: Annapolis Valley Wine Tour includes a running commentary on Nova Scotian, French Acadian History, and up to five winery stops (minimum 7 hour Tour). Tour pricing does not include meals, museum or Park entrance fees, wine tastings or winery tours. Please allow extra time if you wish to stop for a meal, visit a museum or Park.
HALIFAX TOUR GUYS – Booking Form
Your Needs: Customers should dress for the weather. Please make sure to tell us if you need any of the following items before booking your tour. Baby Seats, Step-ups, Walker, Portable Wheel Chair (must supply own walker or wheel chair).
Last Minute Changes: All tours will begin at 8 am unless prior arrangements have been made with the office. All tours can be changed with the driver upon arrival. All group tours or multi-vehicle tours must contact office. Cell phone must be kept on when ship arrives in port in case of early or late arrivals.
Questions: If you have any questions before or after making your booking, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-902-406-6314
*Disclaimer: The purpose of the credit card information is to hold the tour you have ordered for you. If you cancel your tour without 72 hours notice prior to your ship docking in the Port of Halifax, or do not show up for your tour within two hours after people are first allowed off your ship, your credit card will be charged a fee of $150.00 per vehicle ordered. This charge is to pay for the drivers time, associated office and credit card fees. If you wish to pay cash, Canadian dollars are preferred. If you are paying in American dollars, at current rates, a ten percent (10%) exchange rate will be given.