Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence

4 wines been given the 2023 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines during a ceremony at Authorities Dwelling today, July 19.

“The track record of Nova Scotian wines is thanks to the perform of talented persons who are dedicated to the expansion of our wine sector,” stated Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “Their passion is reflected in the high quality of their wines, and I am happy to identify the important and ongoing contributions of winemakers represented in the course of this award period.”

Wineries throughout the province submitted up to three commercially obtainable wines created with 100 for every cent Nova Scotian grapes. An impartial panel of specialists participated in a blind tasting of all wines to select the leading submissions for the award.

The recipients are:


  • 2016 Brut Réserve, Blomidon Estate Winery, Canning
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  • 2022 Tidal Bay, Gaspereau Vineyards, Gaspereau
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  • 2016 Blanc de Noirs, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Wolfville
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  • 2020 Luckett Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Luckett Vineyards, Wolfville.
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The award is administered by Style of Nova Scotia and Wine Growers Nova Scotia in partnership with the Office environment of the Lieutenant-Governor.

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Wine has been traded between locations and cultures for countless numbers of years and the Nova Scotia wine marketplace is made up of assorted relatives-run enterprises that have preferred farming and winemaking as their passion and career. People today throughout the world are viewing Nova Scotia as an thrilling, emerging wine desired destination that provides top quality wine and competes with the greatest. It is truly an honour to keep on to celebrate Nova Scotia wine with the Lieutenant-Governor’s award.&#13
Haley Brown, Government Director, Wine Growers Nova Scotia&#13

Nova Scotia’s vibrant wine marketplace is creating planet-class wines that have garnered international attention, awards, and accolades. Currently, we rejoice a genuinely special recognition listed here at dwelling. The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines proceeds to understand the excellent quality of Nova Scotia wines and the achievements of our wineries, winemakers, grape growers, and the many folks who condition this industry.&#13
Emily Haynes, Executive Director, Flavor of Nova Scotia&#13

Fast Details:


  • the award method was recognized by former lieutenant-governor J.J. Grant in 2014 to understand domestically sourced and made wines
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  • 29 wines from 10 wineries were being submitted this 12 months
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  • each and every winning vineyard is offered with a gold medal and a certificate they could publicize that the wine is an award recipient
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