Situated in the romantic, rolling hills of the sun-kissed Gaspereau Valley we are a boutique winery situated on a picturesque, 50 acre vineyard close to Wolfville, Nova Scotia. We create award-winning, premium, estate-grown, limited edition wines.
Best known for outstanding Rieslings, Gaspereau Vineyards specializes in fruit forward, terroir driven elegant white and robust red wines.
First plantings: 1997
Winemaker: Gina Haverstock
Vineyard Manager: Becca Griffin
Planted varieties: L’Acadie, Lucie Kuhlmann, New York Muscat, Seyval, Chardonnay, Riesling, Vidal, Petite Milo
We are a premium boutique winery situated in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley, mere minutes from downtown Wolfville. The first winery to establish in the valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is situated on the edge of a picturesque, 50 acre vineyard, formerly the site of a dairy farm & apple orchard. The terroir of the valley is expressed to our visitors as they look upon the winery, nestled amoungst the rolling countryside, as the warm sunshine combines with a refreshing breeze. During the summer months,the valley is often ten degrees celsius warmer than the Atlantic coast of the province. The first vines were planted in 1997. Our boutique operates in the replica of a historic barn on the premises and has been warmly welcoming the public since 2004.
We specialize in quality driven, expressive, fruit-forward, terroir driven whites, and earthy, robust red wines that are ideally suited to the local cuisine. European-trained, Nova Scotian born winemaker, Gina Haverstock, produces wines that are true to the variety and uniquely Nova Scotian. In the vineyard, cellar and boutique, the Gaspereau team is a small but passionate crew dedicated to providing guests with a complete and personal Nova Scotian wine experience .
The Gaspereau, a small river valley in the cradle of the larger Annapolis Valley, is the core of the Nova Scotia wine industry, and home to Gaspereau Vineyard. The Annapolis Valley, which runs parallel to the Bay of Fundy coastline is protected by two mountain ranges, to the North and South, and Gaspereau Vineyards finds itself on the south facing slope of that South mountain, protected from the coolness and wind.
This lively agricultural area is sheltered by the valley from cool fogs that roll in off the Bay of Fundy’s deep, shellfish-rich, waters. Fruit orchards, corn fields, cheese makers, produce stands and wineries are over the slope of each rolling hill.
The winemaker at Gaspereau Vineyards, Nova Scotia born Gina Haverstock, is a true wine artisan and prides herself in minimal intervention. She has been creating award winning wines since 2007.
The vast majority of grapes on our site are hand-harvested for the production of traditional-method sparkling wines, whites, reds and the Rieslings for which we are best known. An additional 14 acres of vines were planted on site in the spring of 2014, bringing the total to 50 acres for the vineyard. The site is performing extremely well and the extra plantings will increase the output to meet higher demands for our premium wines.
With minimal intervention winemaking we create wines that reflect the quality of the land, the long summer days and the longest growing season in the province. Our catalogue of artfully made wines, including a handful of single vineyard selections, are appreciated among the most discerning of palates, because quality always trumps quantity.
2239 White Rock Road,
Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R1
Tours run daily (June 15 through September 15) at Noon and 3 pm. Our $5.00 fee (taxes incl.) can be applied toward your wine purchases of $30 or more.
For groups of 10 or more, or those wishing a separate time from our daily scheduled tour, we ask that you please book a private tour/tasting session in advance. A minimum tour/tasting fee is applied at $5 per person (tax incl.).with the option to add a variety of tour features for additional cost.
For private tastings or general questions contact:
902-542-1455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to offer our Barrel Room to facilitate educational seminars and events for groups who are interested in furthering their wine and viticulture knowledge. If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities please email email@example.com.
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Gaspereau Winery Boutique
Rooted in amongst our 50 acres of Nova Scotia vines, our Gaspereau Winery Boutique is the perfect venue to browse our unique selection of wine inspired gifts, sample one of our savoury delights and enjoy our world class wines.
Opening directly onto the vineyard, our boutique invites you to enjoy the best that Nova Scotia wine country has to offer. Enjoy our wine by the glass or bottle on our licensed patio overlooking our beautiful vines, or grab a picnic basket and hike through the vineyard for a alfresco dining experience with a view. For a different pace, rent one of our trail bikes and take your picnic with you. And, don’t forget to join us Saturday evenings for some live local entertainment and snacks!
We invite you to try one complimentary sample of our assortment of Gaspereau wines. Any tastings over and above this complimentary sample are as follows:
Standard NS Flight of Four- $5.00
Dessert Flight - $8.00 – Port/Maple/Icewine
Tidal Bay Flight -$6.00 – Jost/Gaspereau/Mercator
Staff Pick Flight of the Month - $5.00
By the Glass
Icewine Sample - $5.00 in chocolate cup
By the Bottle
Retail cost of wine
$10.00 per hour or $35.00 for 1/2 day (Helmet included)
Hours of Operation
The winery boutique is open seasonally 7 days a week, starting in May
May 1st, 2015 – May 31st, 2015: 10am – 5pm
June 1st to September 27th, 2015: 10am – 6pm (Saturdays 10am – 9pm)
September 28th to December 23rd: 10am – 5pm
December 23rd, 2015 to May 6th, 2016 – by appointment only
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