Expand Your Palate with Nova Scotia’s Winery Clubs
Wine clubs are a great way of expanding your horizons into varietals you might not have tried on your own, and they can also give you access to wines that aren’t publicly available. I reached out to a couple of Nova Scotia’s premiere wine clubs to see what they had to offer.
80 Avondale Cross Road
Newport Landing, Nova Scotia
Founded in 2009, Avondale Sky Winery is located on Nova Scotia’s Avon Peninsula, home to some of the province’s oldest vineyards. They make a wide variety of hand-harvested wines and have an award-winning on-site restaurant.
ASW’s wine club runs quarterly and includes reserve wines, small lots, and wines that are sold out everywhere else. They even promise a few wines from their private unreleased collection and library.
Prices run from $80-180 per release; you can get more information by emailing the Sky Club.
1966 White Rock Road
Gaspereau, Nova Scotia
Benjamin Bridge is not only one of Nova Scotia’s finest wineries, it is one of Canada’s. Their vintages are coveted nationwide, with their flagship Nova 7 selling out year after year after year.
This might be due to their location in the Gaspereau Valley, where the climate is reminiscent of the old country in Champagne, France. But their individual skill can’t be discounted either, putting in the care that’s needed for truly great wine to flourish.
The rarity of the products available in their quarterly wine club is unsurpassed. Their website states it best: “These wines will never be available in retail stores, not even from the Benjamin Bridge winery directly.” If you would like to be part of the Benjamin Bridge legacy of experimentation in wine, this is the best way to do it.
For pricing on the latest release (which can be shipped nationwide), email the BB club. Note: Membership is limited, due to the small number of bottles available per release.
11143 Evangeline Trail
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
The Evangeline Trail is a gem among gems, in a province with no shortage of natural beauty. It’s the perfect setting for L&W’s certified organic wines, focusing on the European vines that grow so well in the Annapolis Valley.
From their wine club, you can enjoy wines that are limited releases, single-vineyard vintages, and a few that are rare enough to never be distributed past the lucky few who comprise the club.
Email L&W for more information, and as ever, spaces are limited due to the wine selection coming from small lots. They ship across Canada.