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THE 2013 FALL WINE FESTIVAL IS HERE!

 

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NEW WINES ARE ON THE SHELF!

 

CHERRY CARNIVAL is back and MARSHALL'S RHUBARB has arrived!

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CONCERT IN THE VINEYARD!

Sunday July 7th starting at 4 pm

 

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2012 NOVA NOUVEAU HAS BEEN RELEASED!

 

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RESULTS OF THE ATLANTIC CANADIAN WINE COMPETITION ANNOUNCED!

We're happy to announce that Annapolis Highland Vineyards won the following medals at this years' competition:

2011 Gamay - GOLD
2011 Geisenheim Riesling - SILVER
2011 Blushing Bride - SILVER
2011 Highland Blue - BRONZE

 

 

 

For more info on our Fall Hours and which Christmas Craft Fairs we are attending, click here

 

Annapolis Highland wins a Silver Medal for our 2011 Geisenheim Riesling at the 2012 Canadian Wine Access Awards!


 

 

2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Medals!

 


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Annapolis Highland Vineyards in Bear River East is just minutes from the historic town of Annapolis Royal and is Nova Scotia's 14th licensed winery. In this area of southwestern Nova Scotia some of the first grape vines in Canada were planted in the 1600s and this area is now home to many vineyards. Want to visit the winery? Click here for directions.


Annapolis Highland Vineyards is positioned on a hill and features 3.6 hectares under vine. Nearly 10,000 grape vines have been planted within the last 4 years and are thriving in this location. The unique terroir** of our vineyard includes a south facing slope consisting largely of slate and granite glacial deposits which allow for excellent drainage and sun exposure. The long warm Autumns experienced in Nova Scotia provide ideal growing conditions that produce our well balanced wines.


Our vine varieties are Pinot Gris, Geisenheim Riesling, Cabernet Franc, New York Muscat, Castel, Gamay (for the making of Beaujolais Nouveau) and DeChaunac.


Annapolis Highland Vineyards 2008 vintages of Nova Scotia wines include Gris, DeChaunac, Geisenheim Riesling and the Annapolis Highland Vineyards specialty Highland Blue. This wine blends wild Nova Scotia blueberries with a hint of Cabernet Franc. Annapolis Highland Vineyards has just released their newest wine, Highland Blue Dolce. This is a lovely dessert wine using the same blending as the Highland Blue wine.


At Annapolis Highland Vineyards we give tours of our vineyard and winery, as well as viticulture clinics in the spring and our staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have about oenology.


Be sure to stop by the gift store and purchase your selection of Annapolis Highland Vineyards Nova Scotia wines, wine related items, specialty teas and coffees, wine jellies and honey. There is a variety of art work including photography and watercolors by Nova Scotian artists available to purchase. Finally, before you leave, sample the fine selection of our wines at the free tasting bar!

 

**Natural factors make wine from a particular region unique. Known in the wine industry as terroir, these factors include local climate (temperature, rainfall, and sunlight), location of grapevines (altitude and slope), and soil (structure, composition, and water drainage).