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 for groups are available at our harvest table within the tasting room.
Tours of our historic gravity fed winery and operations are offered to all of our guests if possible. 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. Estate grown Fig Jam available seasonally.
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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Service Updates
According to Nova Scotia guidelines we have added several safety measures and enhanced cleaning measures for our mutual safety. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
We do ask that customers follow all Public Health Guidelines and refrain from visiting the winery if they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have recently traveled outside the province or as of July 3 outside of the four Atlantic Provinces.
This section will be updated with our most recent policies.
Updated October 12 2020:
Our tasting room is closed for the season except by appointment only. Call (902-467-4156) to book.
We offer options for contactless pick up or delivery as well as an online shop with shipping now available across Canada. Please refer to the relevant FAQ for details.
Masks must be worn within the winery. They may be removed during seated tastings. They are not required outside but please consider physical distancing requirements. Please refer to the Government Policy for more information.
Guests will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the winery. Please observe all signage and direction from the staff.
Guests will not be allowed to enter if they exhibit any symptoms consistent with Covid-19, have been in close contact with a known or suspected case, or if they have traveled outside the province in the last 14 days, or as of July 3 outside of the four Atlantic provinces.
As masks will be worn by staff and customers during tastings, we will be offering guests clean paper bags to safely hold their masks, along with sanitizer to clean hands before and after.
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:
For the remainder of the 2020 season we will be coordinating deliveries to HRM with Lazy Bear Breweries. Information regarding dates and locations can be found on our Facebook page. For information on ordering please see their website.
We will still be offering local delivery from Yarmouth to Windsor. Please contact the winery directly.
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 through our online store.
All orders are sent via Canada Post unless otherwise arranged.
A 3 bottle minimum order applies.
There is a flat rate of $10.00 within the Maritimes and $20.00 for the rest of Canada.
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 selections will change based on our available wines. We offer 3 one ounce pours for $5.00. Each tasting fee will be waived with a purchase of $20.00
Private or Group Tours
Please contact the winery directly for details.
All group and private bookings are hosted by one of our owners.
We are sorry but we are unable to offer food at this time.
Guest Suite stays are for minimum of 2 nights and are booked 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.