With over 800 acres of vineyards and 400 years of grape growing, Nova Scotia is home to a thriving wine industry. With increasing national and international attention, as well as hundreds of award winning wines, Nova Scotian wine is something we are proud of and want to share with you.

We have designed this three-day tour to encompass a wide selection of our wineries, which, when paired with superb local food and spectacular scenery, will leave you yearning to return. As with all Blue Diamond Tours, below is a sample of what we can offer - you have the choice to change it and truly make your tour, your way. We want this to be your unique, "Uncorked Adventure!"

Day 1 - Annapolis Valley

Photo: Aerial  view of a vineyard.

Travelling over scenic, country roads, our first port of call will be in the small, coastal community of Avondale at Avondale Sky Winery. This picturesque winery is built on an old vineyard and the building in which it is housed, a re-purposed church, well known for its journey on the Bay of Fundy - a story in itself! Tour the winery and sample their selection in what the Globe and Mail has called, "...one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world."

Following the coastline, our next stop will be in the Annapolis valley at Domaine De Grand Pré. This gorgeous winery not only produces award winning wines but also boasts an award winning restaurant! With the Bay of Fundy as a back drop, explore this beautiful vineyard, tour their wine museum then sit, sip and savour the flavours of their superb wine and cuisine. Meandering through the university town of Wolfville, we'll drive over ancient Acadian dykes to the village of Port Williams. Planters Ridge, aptly named to reflect the rich history of the area, is housed in a renovated 150yr old barn which boasts a state-of-the art winery and spectacular views across the Annapolis Valley. Enjoy this artisanal winery and "taste the tradition and passion" in every sip.

A short drive through this scenic area of Nova Scotia will take us to Blomidon Estate Winery on the shores of the Minas Basin. This boutique winery produces 100% Nova Scotian wine with grapes grown on the estate. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards and cellar prior to sampling a selection of their valley wine.

Leaving the low lying valley, we'll travel to Blomidon Look-off where stunning panoramic views of the Annapolis Valley and its wineries will captivate you. We'll end our day visiting Halls Harbour, an authentic fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, where a dinner of "Lobster in the Rough" paired with local wine, while watching the sunset over the World's highest tides, may be the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Following dinner, we'll return to your hotel in Halifax.

Day 2 - Coastal Vines

A pair of cyclers stand on a cliff looking at the ocean with binocular on a sunny day.

Leaving the bustling, noisy city behind us we'll drive up-country to the coastal community of Malagash, home to Nova Scotia's largest and oldest winery, Jost Vineyards. With wines for every occasion and winning "hundreds of national and international awards" you are sure to enjoy the Jost Experience! Following a tour of the vineyard and perhaps a sampling in their tasting room, why not grab a picnic basket, bottle of wine and enjoy a picnic lunch among the vines? If you're feeling invigorated from the fresh sea air, hop on a bike, explore the trails along the coastline in search of that perfect, secluded picnic spot!

After a relaxing afternoon exploring this picturesque shoreline, we'll visit one of Nova Scotia's premier resorts, Fox Harb'r where you can indulge yourself in a fine dining experience. Dinner will be prepared by a team of culinary experts and showcase the unique flavours of Nova Scotia, which when paired with their superb wine collection, is sure to be a memorable dinner and night to remember.

Following dinner, we'll return to your hotel in Halifax.

Day 3 - Gaspereau Valley

Sign that says 'Avondale Sky Winery', in the background is the old church that is now the winery.

Our morning will begin with a tour of Sainte-Famille Wines, a small, family-owned winery located on an old, Acadian settlement overlooking the picturesque Avon River Valley. We'll stroll through the scenic vineyard, tour the winery and sample a selection of their wines prior to our final wine tasting adventure in the Gaspereau Valley.

The Gaspereau Valley is home to three award winning vineyards, the first of which we'll visit is Luckett Vineyards. Established in 2010, this is one of the newer vineyards in the area and is situated on the slopes of Gaspereau Valley. Stroll through the vineyard and enjoy spectacular view of Blomidon...so stunning you'll want to call home, which is why there is a red British telephone box in the middle of the vineyard! Sample a selection of wine, perhaps pairing it with an assortment of local produce, specifically chosen to compliment the red, white and fruit wines.

A short drive through the valley will take us to Gaspereau Vineyards, a small, boutique winery showcasing some of the best wines Nova Scotia has to offer. Once a dairy farm and apple orchard, this 50 acre property has been transformed into a vineyard and passionately producing top quality wines ever since. Stroll through the vines, perhaps hop on a bike to explore the area further or simply relax and savour the flavours.

The final vineyard we'll visit is Benjamin Bridge, Canada's most acclaimed "Sparkling Wine House". Beppi Crosariol, renowned wine critic for the Globe and Mail said of their sparkling wines: "one of the best Canadian wines I've tasted" and "rivals Champagne". In addition to sparkling wines, Benjamin Bridge also offers premium wines, including the famous Nova 7, a Nova Scotian favourite. We are sure you will enjoy an exclusive tour of the vineyard, learn of its history and savour the delight of a private pouring in the tasting room.

To end our tour, we'll travel to Wolfville and dine in the historic Blomidon Inn. The Inn offers wonderful Nova Scotian fare, fresh from land and sea, which can be complimented with wine chosen from, according to Wine Spectator magazine, one of the "World's Best Restaurant Wine Lists."

Following dinner, we'll return to your hotel in Halifax.

Other Options

Our "Uncorked Adventure" can be tweaked by you to incorporate your interests. Below are some ideas:

  • Add or remove a day and tour wineries on the South Shore;
  • Remove a winery (or two) from Day 1 and visit Grand Pré (UNESCO World Heritage site), museums or sites of interest;
  • Incorporate a hike to Cape Split or another scenic trail;
  • Tour only Jost Vineyard on Day 2 and spend the day at the beach, exploring the coastline, or visiting Pictou and the Hector Heritage Quay;
  • Instead of basing yourself in Halifax, stay in a country Bed & Breakfast or Hotel in Wine Country;
  • Half your group tour wineries, the other half, visit museums, sites of interest or enjoy free time.

The options are endless! Your vacation, your time and your interests - let us help you create the adventure you want.With over 800 acres of vineyards and 400 years of grape growing, Nova Scotia is home to a thriving wine industry. With increasing national and international attention, as well as hundreds of award winning wines, Nova Scotian wine is something we are proud of and want to share with you.

We have designed this three-day tour to encompass a wide selection of our wineries, which, when paired with superb local food and spectacular scenery, will leave you yearning to return. As with all Blue Diamond Tours, below is a sample of what we can offer - you have the choice to change it and truly make your tour, your way. We want this to be your unique, "Uncorked Adventure!"


We really enjoyed our tours with (our guides). Both were a lot of fun to be around and we certainly enjoyed all the local flavor that they brought to our walks & sightseeing. we would appreciate you passing on our thanks for a great time.

Jim & Linda G

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