The Annapolis Valley is Canada’s up-and-coming wine destination – it’s not the Rhône Valley of course, but these vineyards knock out some surprisingly decent vintages (tours May–Oct; see w winesofnovascotia.ca).
Annapolis Highlands Vineyards 2635 Clementsport Rd, Bear River East t 902 467 0363, w novascotiawines.com. Call in advance.
Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Hwy-221, Habitant t 902 582 7565, w blomidonwine.ca. Daily 10am–6pm (tours daily 1pm & 3pm).
Domaine de Grand Pré 11611 Rte-1 t 902 542 7177, w grandprewines.ns.ca.
Gaspereau Vineyards 2239 White Rock Rd, Gaspereau t 902 542 1455, w gaspereauwine.com. Daily: April–May & Oct–Dec 10am–5pm; June–Sept 9am–6pm.
Jost Vineyards 48 Vintage Lane, Malagash t 902 257 2636, w jostwine.com. Daily: mid-June to mid-Sept 9am–6pm; mid-Sept to mid-June 9am–5pm.