New Sights in Wine Country

Another wine season has begun and there are lots of new things to discover in wine country! By now, most of you have seen the impressive new tasting room at Luckett Vineyards and if you haven’t, it’s quite the show-stopper! With glass windows framing the stunning view of the Basin and Cape Blomidon, it’s a great setting to sip some new vintages.

But Luckett Vineyards aren’t the only ones to go through some big transformations! Gaspereau Vineyards has had a facelift too with some modern interior touch-ups and an expanded retail space. Food will also start being served on their patio overlooking the vines.

When I first started my wine tour company six years ago, the owners at Blomidon Estate Winery were telling me about their vision for a new tasting room that overlooked the Minas Basin and vineyard. It’s finally happening and it’s going to be amazing! Light and airy inside with a wrap-around deck on the outside where you can enjoy a glass of wine – it’s going to make a lovely place to be! 

Finally, I want to mention our newest member to the winery family, Planters Ridge Winery. Their Grand Opening was at the end of June. Last summer, major work went into converting the large 150-year old barn on the property into a winery. The beautiful building features an amazing stonework foundation in the barrel cellar, as well as gorgeous hemlock timbers and a fireplace which have been added to complete the rustic look in the tasting room. The view over the vineyard takes in the stunning scenery of the Wellington Dyke lands. This tour guide is sure excited to bring guests to these and all of our fantastic wineries in the area. Here’s to a great wine season! Cheers!

Laila North is the owner of Uncork Nova Scotia by Go North Tours, running a variety of tours from Wolfville 5 days a week from May to October. Visit www.winetoursns.com for info.