About Devonian Coast Wineries

The Devonian Coast family of wineries includes Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards and Mercator Vineyards.

Together our wineries combine extraordinary resources to nourish our collective passion and commitment to providing the finest wines and wine-focused products to people who love wine.

Explore each of our vineyards where our winemakers craft 100% Nova Scotian wines. They create wines from grapes that flourish in our Atlantic Canadian terroir and remarkable international wines created in the iconic styles of key winemaking regions around the world.

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Located on the same 45° latitude as Bordeaux, our soils have been formed and shaped by glacial movements and have ancient and common origins with the soils of Europe. Our geological origins and our relationship with our coastal environment define our terroir making our grape varieties, and thus our extraordinary wines, uniquely Nova Scotian. We plant hardy, reliable grape varieties that thrive in our cooler climate and make wines that are versatile in style, crisp and fruit forward.

Along with its ties to the Sparkes’ family history in Devonshire, England, the Devonian Coast name finds its origins in the Devonian era, which greatly influenced the terroir of Nova Scotia. The era was first studied by collecting rock samples in Devonshire. Those same samples can be found in the most easterly parts of Canada, and suggests the regions were once joined. A calm, but abundant, marine life marked the period and makes up the bedrock upon which our vineyards are grown.

Collectively our vineyards hold more than 145 acres of vine plantings.

  • Jost Vineyard (Malagash Peninsula) 60 acres
  • Gaspereau Vineyard (Gaspereau Valley) 50 acres
  • Mercator Vineyard (Annapolis Valley) 35 acres

We produce more than 1,000,000 litres wine each year (over 100,000 cases.) We produce red, white, rosé, fruit, and specialty wines including a Premium Tawny, Maple Wine and Icewine. The wines vary from blends to vintage varietals, non-oaked and oaked, and still, frizzante and sparkling styles. Devonian produces wines of varying sweetness levels, satisfying every customer taste.