Fun With FizzTOUR

Join us to celebrate the end of another wonderful wine tour season and raise a glass to the successes of our sparkling wine program here in Nova Scotia!

The tour starts with an entertaining story of how the Nova Scotia wine industry came to be on our way to the first stop, Blomidon Estate Winery. This winery opened to the public in 2007 and is nestled on the shores of the Minas Basin (highest tides in the world) allowing for the perfect growing conditions for making sparkling wines. They were also the first to plant and successfully grow Chardonnay grapes in Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a tour of the cellar and an explanation on how Traditional Method sparkling wines are made (the same process used in Champagnes)! Then sample two of their best selling sparklings and a third surprise wine while taking in the views of the gorgeous Minas Basin!

Then it’s off to Planters Ridge Winery for a cellar tour to find out the difference in how Prosecco wines are made followed by a wine tasting of two frizzante wines and a sparkling Mead paired with local cheeses from Fox Hill Cheese House. Take in the views of the pastoral countryside from their tasting room windows.

Our final stop is our oldest winery, Grand Pre Wines. Feel as if you’ve been transported to Europe as you enter the cobblestone courtyard surrounded by historic looking buildings. With a large portfolio of wines, you’ll enjoy an array of wines including their Haskap Sparkling wine, award-winning Tidal Bay white wine and their hearty red Castel wine.

Experience Includes:

Expert Guide: A professional and fun wine guide will transport you through the stunning Annapolis Valley, home to Nova Scotia wine country.

Exclusive Tastings:

  • Cellar tours at two wineries
  • Sample and learn about Traditional Method sparkling wines at Blomidon Estate Winery
  • Local cheese board with sparkling wine tasting at Planters Ridge Winery
  • Wine tasting of 6 award-winning wines at Grand Pre Winery

Transportation: Your tour picks up from the Harbourfront Marriott in downtown Halifax. Pickups in Dartmouth, Sackville and Bedford available on request.

Booking Information: 

Availability/ Tour Offered from Halifax:

  • Tour offered on November 16th, 2019.
  • Departs Halifax at 12:00pm and returns at 5:30pm
  • Price: $90/person plus 15% HST
  • Reservations required. Based on availability. Tours operate with a minimum of four people.
  • To book, call 1-877-365-2552. Credit card information required at time of booking.


 Availability/ Tour Offered from the NSLC in downtown Wolfville:

  • Tour offered on November 2nd and 16th, 2019.
  • Departs Wolfville at 12:50pm and returns at 4:40pm
  • Price: $80/person plus 15% HST
  • Reservations required. Based on availability. Tours operate with a minimum of four people.
  • To book, click the Book Your Tour link below or call 1-877-365-2552. Credit card information required at time of booking.