I don’t know about you, but whenever I arrive at a new destination, I’m always keen to check out some of the wineries. Whether you’re a novice or a wine connoisseur (like I pretend to be), you can’t beat a day of ‘wine’ing! Nova Scotia is a beautiful province in Canada with more than 18 wineries to visit. While a guided tour can be an excellent option, it’s also fun to create a tour of your own – that is if you have a willing participant to be the designated driver. So grab a few friends and check out my ultimate Nova Scotia winery tour!
Start your wine tour with a bang at Luckett Vineyards! Located in the Annapolis Valley and taking over 93 acres of land, this is a great spot to start the day. If you’re lucky you may even run into the owner who will give you a little lesson on Nova Scotian wine!
The wine tasting will only set you back $12 for a choice of 5 wines! Be sure to try a Tidal Bay wine which is an appellation wine that can only be found in Nova Scotia.
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
This next winery is the perfect spot to stop for lunch! Lightfoot & Wolfville is not only known for it’s spectacular wine, but for the stone fire pizzas made in an outdoor kitchen.
You can do 3 tastings for $8 and then grab some food to soak up some of the alcohol and prepare for more wineries to come! If you’re with a few friends you can split a bottle of wine and share a pizza for about $35 CAD pp depending on what you order. Not too shabby for a nice day out if you ask me!
Grand Pré Winery
Of all the wineries in the area, Grand Pré was hands down my fave! The 6 wine tastings for $8 was not only delicious but super budget friendly.
To top it off, the property was stunning and offered many spots to get some great snaps!
End your perfect day at the wineries with one last stop to Gaspereau Vineyards. This quaint winery has a beautiful view and isn’t too busy later in the afternoon!
Take your last few sips (3 tastings) of vino for a mere $7 and call it a day!
Budget for the day
If you decide to follow this Nova Scotia winery tour guide with a group of friends, here’s how much you can expect to spend for the day!
- Transportation – $50 pp (rough estimate if you’re renting a car with 3 friends and gas)
- Wine tastings (4 wineries) – $35
- Food – $35 – lunch including shared bottle of wine
As you can see theres nothing to wine about when it comes to curating your own tasting tour! Not only can this be a fun way to spend the weekend exploring a new part of the country with some friends, but you can also consider it for a bachelorette weekend, birthday party, etc.
Until next time ..