New Wines: Chardonnay and Riesling


We have been hinting at this for awhile, but at long last, it’s time: we have not one, but two brand new styles of wine officially joining our wine shop and Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market stand on November 26th. You can also order them right now from our online store to ship to your door.

This year, we’ve already had two new styles of Chardonnay, our Vin de Paille, and our Woodside Sparkling, besides the return of an old favourite, our Reserve Chardonnay. We’re not done yet, however!

We’re very happy to release both our 2014 Riesling and our 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay Sparkling this coming weekend.

2014 Riesling


We’ve been working on a small plot of Riesling at the bottom of our Blomidon vineyard for several years, in an area very positively influenced by our Minas Basin tides. This is our first vintage!

100% estate grown, this Riesling shows aromas of summer flowers and citrus, with a spicy rose note that comes from a very small percentage of estate-grown Gewürztraminer from our Woodside Road Vineyard.

On the palate, the spirited acidity is balanced by a touch of sweetness, making this wine a perfect pairing for freshly shucked Nova Scotia oysters or a spicy shrimp curry. Only 19 cases of this wine were made, so try it over at the Halifax Market next weekend, find it on our shop,  or add it to your cart right now.


2011 Late Pick Chardonnay Sparkling

Late Pick ChardonnayThis sparkler had the benefit of a long cool growing season, allowing the grapes to hang longer and develop in both flavour and complexity. Produced, as with all of our sparkling wines, in the traditional method, the 2011 Late Pick Chardonnay is our very first Extra Brut. Dry, light, and refreshing, this shows notes of crisp apple and lemon, paired with a creamy mousse.

If you haven’t thought of a pairing yet, give this a try with some Acadian Sturgeon Caviar… we tried some at the Devour! Food Film Festival, and the two worked together wonderfully.

You’ll be able to find this wine at Bishop’s Cellar, as well as the winery and the Halifax Market on November 26th, and by clicking the button below.

Both of these wines will be available at the wine shop on November 26th, and are available for pre-order on our online store here (they’ll ship November 25th).


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