Sunshine, slopes & slate
Our home Vineyards are planted on the steeply sloped valley walls above Bear River, a tidal estuary that flows into the Annapolis Basin. Mostly south facing, they overlook the stunning vistas of the valley in a sun drenched amphitheatre. Benefiting from the exceptional sun, the warming influence of the water and the relative lack of fog we grow a wide range of vinifera. Many of the original plantings of Merlot, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Gris, Chardonnay and Auxerrois remain today.
German Riesling and the related hybrid Geisenheim grow particularly well in our natural slate soil.
Young L'Acadie Blanc in a grow tube
Cared for by hand
All of our vineyard operations are done by hand, from planting and pruning through to weeding and harvesting. We've even been known to cover select Gamay vines by hand when frost threatens!