BETWEEN THE VINES TOUR
Our most popular day trip! Ideal for foodies and wine aficionados, this small-group tour of Nova Scotia’s pretty wine-centric destination is led by your local guide. You’ll ride in a comfortable vehicle to the Annapolis Valley to visit three award-winning wineries for touring and tasting.
First stop is Planters Ridge Winery in Port Williams with a bucolic country setting featuring a 150-year-old restored barn. Your tour here focuses on the winemaking process, from harvesting grapes to bottling wine.
Then you’ll visit the oldest established winery of the region for a private tour of the vineyard to learn how the vines are maintained. The vineyard is situated overlooking the Minas Basin where the highest tides in the world occur. A private wine tasting follows before a two-course gourmet lunch* is served at Restaurant Le Caveau, named one of the world’s top 20 winery restaurants! There’s time for shopping at the winery’s boutiques with your complimentary wine tote bag, a gift to take home.
L’Acadie Vineyards, tucked away in the charming Gaspereau Valley, is known for its organic and sparkling wines. Sample some bubbly here and learn about the vineyards’ organic farming practices.
Finally, you’ll also visit whimsical Tangled Garden for a tour of the expansive gardens and still more sampling, this time delicious chutneys, mustards, jams, jellies and liqueurs that compliment any meal.
*Alcoholic beverages at lunch not included.
Tour departs Mondays and Wednesdays from May 2 – October 17, 2018
This is our most popular tour and is limited to 8 people per tour so book well in advance to avoid disappointment!
Price – $130/person plus HST
Tour duration – 930am – 530pm
Departures from Bedford, Dartmouth and Sackville are available on request.
Price – $110/person plus HST
Tour duration – 1030am – 430pm
Create a package and save by choosing to stay a night with one of our partners:
Package rates from $329/couple plus HST. Includes one night accommodation and tour for two people. Breakfast not included.
Package rates from $359-399/couple plus HST. Includes one night accommodation, tour for two and breakfast.
The Clockmaker’s Inn, Windsor (two-night package)
Package rates from $408 – 468/couple plus HST. Includes two nights accommodation, tour for two and breakfast each morning.
In Wolfville Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Wolfville (two-night package)
Package rates from $484-519/couple plus HST, breakfast included
Nova Scotia wine awakening – “Between the Vines” Trip Advisor, Reviewed 23 July 2014
My girlfriend and I went on this tour upon hearing some good recommendations, and certainly had our expectations surpassed. Not only was the wine excellent, but we learned all sorts of interesting things about the history of the area and the industry itself. When you add the diverse trio of wineries with a great lunch and mystical Tangled Gardens to finish it off, you really have a one of a kind tour. If you’re in the area you have to check it out.
– Mike S., Toronto