2006 Bear River Vineyards and Wineries and Wine Country of Nova Scotia

2006 Bear River Vineyards and Wineries and Wine Country of Nova Scotia

2006 Bear River Vineyards and Wineries and Wine Country of Nova Scotia

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  • Bear River Vineyards opens and releases first wines for sale (Wood, 2006)
  • Wines of Nova Scotia officially launched to the public (Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia, 2009)
  • Publication of Sean Wood’s Wineries and Wine Country of Nova Scotia (Nimbus):
    • Jost has 45 acres under vine at Malagash
    • Sainte Famille producing 4000 cases annually
    • Sainte Famille has 5 acres of red; 25 acres of white
    • Carol Wamboldt maintains Petite Riviere Vineyards with Niagara College-trained winemaker Ben Sweatenham
    • Gaspereau winemaker: David Gardener
    • Gaspereau vineyard manager: Dan Burns
    • Blomidon Estate winemaker and winery manager: Wes Lowery
    • Craft breweries/brew pubs: Garrison, Propellor, Rogue’s Roost, Rudders Brew Pub (Yarmouth), Rare Bird Pub (Guysborough)
    • Tempest Restaurant (Michael Howell): NS wines = 15% of annual sales; 35% during summer tourist season
    • Private wine stores: The Bishop’s Cellar; Premier Wine and Spirits; Cristall & Luckett; VinArt
    • Port of Wines, NSLC wine store

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