Thirsty Thursdays TourWINE TOUR

This full day tour encompasses a little bit of everything from award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, flavorful spirits and liqueurs as well as delicious cider. You’ll visit a charming winery, a small micro-brewery, a distillery and a cider house – all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley. Tour includes lunch either at a winery or at a micro-brewery.

Your tour begins at charming Gaspereau Vineyards located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley. This winery enjoys one of the warmest micro-climates in the area and has an outstanding variety of wines from whites, reds, roses and dessert wines! Enjoy a guided private vineyard tour and a wine tasting on the sunny patio overlooking the vines!

Next, you’ll visit Wayfarers’ Ales on the Wharf – the newest micro-brewery in the area started by a co-operative of local craft brewers. Sip on a variety of samples as you learn about the brewing process on a tour of the facility.

Lunch is also included on this tour and will alternate each week between Gaspereau Vineyards or Wayfarer’s Ales. Lunch is your choice of pizza with a glass of wine (at Gaspereau Vineyards) or a pint of beer (at Wayfarer’s Ales).

Afterwards, visit newly opened Barreling Tide Distillery for a tour of the facility to discuss how they make their small-batch spirits followed by a tasting of vodka, gin and fruit liqueurs! Find out how to pair these products with food and get great recipes for a tasty cocktail!

Finally, you’ll stop in at Annapolis Cider Company located in the heart of Wolfville for a guided tour and tasting of 3 different ciders made from local apples. Try their Classic and Crisp and Dry ciders as well as the ever changing “Something Different” that is sure to tempt your taste buds!

Pack your purchases in your complimentary tote bag!


Tour departs Thursdays from May 4 – October 18 from any downtown Halifax hotel

This tour is limited to just 8 people per departure so book early to avoid disappointment!


Price – $120/person plus HST

Tour duration – 1000am – 430pm

Departures from Bedford, Dartmouth and Sackville are available on request.


Price – $100/person plus HST

Tour duration – 1100am – 330pm


Fabulous 5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Local Libations tour, which consisted of 4 stops. The first stop was the Gaspereau winery, then off to a pub for lunch and where we had the Sea Level Brewery flight. Our next stop was the Barreling Tide distillery and the final stop was Annapolis Cider. Each stop was very informative with the distillery and cider establishments our favorites. Russ at Barreling Tide was hands-on and answered all of our questions, as did Emily at Annapolis Cider. We had the owner of Uncork Nova Scotia, Laila, as our tour guide. She was fantastic. We would definitely book another tour with her.