Blomidon Estate Winery Bubbles Over Onto International Stage


For Immediate Release

June 29, 2017


Blomidon Estate Winery Bubbles Over Onto International Stage

Canning, Nova Scotia – Blomidon Estate Winery is pleased to announce they received silver and bronze medals for three of their Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wines at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards.

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most prestigious wine competition. This year, over 17 000 wines were entered into the competition and judged by top wine experts from around the globe. The single mission of the DWWA is to acknowledge and award quality and after a week of scrupulous judging, the highly anticipated 2017 winners were selected.

Blomidon received silver medals and 90 points for their 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay and 2012 Cuvée L’Acadie, and a bronze medal and 86 points for 2013 Crémant. These build upon the numerous awards and acclaim previously received for these sparkling wines; including the April 2017 issue of Quench Magazine, where the 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay was the top rated sparkling wine with 94 points (This impressive score placed the wine atop many other excellent sparkling wines from France (Champagne), Chile, Spain, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand and Nova Scotia), and the 2017 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards, where it won Best in Class (joint) in the Sparkling Wine category.

These successes are an indication of the hard work and innovation that winemaker Simon Rafuse and the team at Blomidon have been putting into the wine program. “It is very energizing to have the opportunity to benchmark our wines against the world, and to come away with these medals. The whole team has a lot to be proud of with these results,” says Rafuse.

In 2007 the Ramey family purchased an existing winery – Blomidon Ridge – in Habitant. The family permanently changed the name to Blomidon Estate Winery and since that time, they have invested heavily in land, infrastructure, and most importantly, people. According to Tim Ramey, “our sole mission is to produce the very finest 100% Nova Scotia wines possible. That takes a team of very qualified people and with Simon Rafuse, Harold Gaudy (vineyard manager), and the whole Blomidon team we are beginning to fulfill our mission. To think that in a period of 10 short years we are now making wines of this caliber is both rewarding and humbling. “

Blomidon’s wines are available at the winery, the Halifax Seaport Market, and at select NSLC and private wine stores. For further information about the awards or Blomidon Estate Winery, contact the winery at (902) 582-7565 or by email:


For more information please contact:

Selena O’Connor

Wine Shop & Sales Manager

Phone: (902) 582-7565




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