Closed for the Season. Reopening May 2023

Visit Us

We look forward to welcoming you to Bear River Vineyards.

It is our passion to share this special place with our guests. 

Tours and Tastings

Tastings from 11am-6pm seven days a week from May long weekend to Thanksgiving.


Tastings for groups  of 4 or more are available at our harvest table within the tasting room. 

Tours of our historic gravity fed winery and operations are offered as timing allows. We do suggest that you call ahead to confirm availability.

For a more intimate experience we can also accommodate small groups in our wine cellar by reservation for a private tasting and tour, providing an environment of old world charm for new world wines.

Take Bear River home with you

In addition to wines we also have a collection of Bear River Merchandise in our winery shop to commemorate your stay. 

Extend your visit

For those guests who fall in love with our beautiful property and would like to spend more time here please visit our Guest Suite page to see how you can stay in a working winery. 


Getting Here

Located at 133 Chute Road, Bear River, Nova Scotia.  We are 7km off highway 101, between Digby and Annapolis Royal.  Take exit 24, and just follow the signs!  You will be guided to us by a mix of blue and white provincial signs for wineries (grape bunches) and our custom Bear River Winery signs.

Phone: 902-467-4156

Bear River Vineyards road sign

Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Service Updates

Masks are at the discretion of our guests. Our staff may personally choose to wear them but will always wear them on request.

We are continuing to offer seated tastings.

We ask that customers follow all Public Health Guidelines and refrain from visiting the winery if they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19

This section will be updated with our most recent policies.

Updated for season June 23

We are open for tastings, tours, and wines sales. The online shop for local delivery, shipping or pick up is now open.

Please call to confirm available pick up times or to place an order.


Please refer to the relevant FAQ for shipping details.

Sanitizer will be available upon entering the winery.

Guests will not be allowed to enter if they exhibit any symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

All of our team members are fully vaccinated.

Physical distancing between staff and guests will be maintained during tastings. Tasting areas will be sanitized between guests.

Tastings will be poured in disposable wine glasses. A maximum of 3 one ounce pours per tasting. We ask that you do not spit at this time however if needed we will supply an extra individual cup.

Guests have the option to purchase a Bear River Vineyards glass to pour their tastings into. A bag will be provided for you to take your glass home with you. Glasses are $6.00

Curbside and In-Store Pick Up

Curb-side and In-Store pickup is available. Located at 133 Chute Road, Bear River, N.S. There is no minimum for this option. Orders of 3 bottles or more can be placed online and we will contact you to arrange a time. Please contact the winery directly for smaller orders. 

For questions or to place orders please contact the Winery:


 or email:

Local Delivery

Local Delivery resumes June 2022 between Digby and Annapolis Royal.

Please contact the winery directly to confirm timing and pricing. Delivery day varies based on demand.

Someone over the age of 19 must be home to receive the order.

We will contact you the day of delivery to give you a time window.

We regret we are unable to leave orders without confirmation.

We will place your order on your doorstep and call you from a safe distance to observe the order is received. 


We are pleased to be able to offer shipping throughout Canada.

All orders are sent via Canada Post unless otherwise arranged.

A 3 bottle minimum order applies.

There is a flat rate, plus tax, of $20.00 within the Maritimes and $40.00 for the rest of the Canadian provinces, for orders of 3-12 bottles. Please contact winery directly for other quantities, or for delivery to the Territories.

You will be sent a tracking number once your wine is on its way. Winery turn around time is usually within one business day.  Delivery time should be an additional 2-4 days however, Canada Post is not guaranteeing that at this time and longer wait times should be anticipated. 

Please contact the Winery should you wish to discuss alternative courier arrangements. Please note additional charges may apply.

Tasting Fee

Tasting selections will change based on our available wines. We offer 3 one ounce pours for $5.00.

Private or Group Tours

Please contact the winery directly for details.

Tours are available on a first come first served basis during our regular hours of operation.

We encourage groups of 4 or more to prebook a private tour in order to ensure availability. Groups are hosted by one of our owners, at a cost of $10.00 per person including tasting.

We  are sorry but we are unable to offer food at this time however, guests are welcome to bring their own picnics to be enjoyed at one of our outdoor seating areas.

Guest Suite

Guest Suite is now open for booking through VRBO during the regular season. Please contact us directly for off season availability. Please note that due to the limitations of our barn we are unable to open during the winter months. 

Contact Us

We can be reached by phone at:


Or by email at:

Our usual hours of operation are 11am-6pm seven days a week from May Long weekend to Canadian Thanksgiving