While in Halifax, take a day trip to Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia’s premier wine and food destination whose beautiful scenery will delight you. Visit three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch. Then, head to Tangled Garden to sample unique jams, mustards and chutneys. Foodies and wine lovers will love this small-group tour, led by a local guide. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
You’ll be picked up from your downtown Halifax hotel in the morning and taken on a 1-hour drive by comfortable vehicle to Annapolis Valley, located in the western part of the Nova Scotia peninsula.
Your guide will take you to three award-winning wineries for tours and wine tastings. Start at Planters Ridge Winery, a rustic winery in Port Williams that's housed in a 155-year-old restored barn. Soak up the beautiful countryside setting and tour the production area to learn about the wine-making process, from harvesting grapes to bottling wine.
Next visit Nova Scotia's oldest established winery for a vineyard tour and a wine tasting. Around midday, head to their Restaurant Le Caveau, named one of the world’s top 20 winery restaurants, for a two-course gourmet lunch. You can then take time to shop at the winery’s boutiques with your wine tote bag, a complimentary take-home gift.
Head next to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, one of Nova Scotia’s newest and only certified bio-dynamic wineries. Learn about bio-dynamic practices and the hands-on process of how sparkling wines are made during a walking wine tasting.
You’ll also visit whimsical Tangled Garden, where herbs and fruit are transformed into mouth-watering jams, jellies, mustards, chutneys and liqueurs . Enjoy some sumptuous tastings and feel free to purchase (own expense) any treats that catch your eye – they’re sure to enhance any meal!
After your tour, you’ll be driven back to your Halifax hotel.