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The Local Libation Trail

Atlantic Canada’s climate is nearly perfect for growing grapes, hops, grains, potatoes, apples, blueberries and making great libations. With rich intensive flavours, pronounced acidity and prominent character, our libations pair brilliantly with fresh caught seafood and farm fresh products and have won impressive awards. The selection is as dazzling as the amazing stories you’ll discover when you visit. Bonus: each libation maker’s location has special events, programs and tastings. Some can be grouped within a 30-minute drive or walk of each other.

Vineyards

Benjamin Bridge Winery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

The valley of Nova Scotia has so many options for a great drive and to visit the many local wineries. This happens to be one of my favourites. Such a beautiful spot and the wine is just top notch.

Submitted By Stephanie Snow

Raise a Glass to Supporting Local

Port Williams, NS

Our weekend staycation brought us to Port Williams. My husband and I spent a couple of relaxing hours at the Wayfarers Ale Society. We settled into a cozy picnic table on the wharf overlooking the river, where we enjoyed two flights, which included several samples of their beautifully chilled craft beer and a crisp cider. Of course, a flight is just not complete without a few snacks, so we ordered some yummy chips with hummus, as well as a scrumptious pizza. We raise a toast to all of the dedicated and creative local brewers who provide top-quality beer, brewed right in our backyard!

Submitted By Natasha Buchanan

Unwinding at Blomidon Estate Winery

Canning, NS

Recently, my wife and I spent the day in Canning, NS. Our outing led us to Blomidon Estate Winery. We lounged on the patio and sampled some of their excellent wines while taking in the stunning view of the vineyard. We then took a relaxed stroll through the vines, where we were able to get a close up look at the grapes that were used to produce the wine we had just enjoyed. This is a great spot to visit, unwind, and slow down, even if just for one day.

Submitted By Phillip Troop

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