Culinary Packages

Culinary Trails Packages

A photo of the Hand Picked cider experience at Chain Yard Cider. A man with brown hair and a beard, wearing a gray shirt, is holding a glass of cider as if to examine it and is smiling. The wall behind him is yellow and there is a black apple sign that has the words 'Drink More Apples' lit.

Hand Picked: Pommelier Paired Tasting

Presented by: Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours, Chain Yard Urban Cidery, Unchained  Kitchen
Dates: Feb 20, March 6, March  20, April 3
Cost: $40.00

Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours in partnership with Chain Yard Urban Cidery & Unchained Kitchen bring you Hand Picked: Pommelier Paired Tasting! Immerse yourself in the world of cider at award-winning Chain Yard Urban Cidery on this Pommelier-led tasting. Join the second designated Pommelier in Canada (and first in Atlantic Canada) for a one of a kind tasting experience, including cider 101, tasting concepts like aroma, flavour, residual sweetness, and structure and what foods to pair best with your favourite ciders. Savour five unique ciders thoughtfully paired with flavours from Unchained Kitchen for insights on tasting and cider pairing methods.

Participating Trail Stops: Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Tickets: Buy Now

Gift Suggestion: In HRM? Place your Chain Yard merchandise and cider order before 2:00 pm daily for free local delivery on orders over $40, seven-days a week.


Hiber-not Winter Getaway

Presented by: White Point Beach Resort
Dates: Until March 7, 2021
Cost: From $408

Why resort to hibernating when you can hiber-not at White Point Beach Resort! Enjoy carefree three and five day almost all-inclusive packages where what you get is what you need. Need to get the blood pumping? Head to the pool for a few laps or follow the nature trail. Need to unplug and put your feet up? We hear you! Curl up by the Founder’s fireplace – a friendly barista will be along shortly to wet your whistle with hot chocolate or a spicy Caesar crafted with local vodka. It’s a bear’s life over here on the coast, all winter long.

Participating Trail Stops: White Point Beach Resort

Tickets: Call 1-800-565-5068 to book. Visit their website for more information.


A photo of the Craft Beer 101 experience at Boxing Rock Brewery. In the photo, a woman wearing a Boxing Rock shirt is standing in front of a table of three guests (two men, one female) and holding a sheet, while talking to them about beer.

Boxing Rock Beer & Food: Craft Beer 101

Presented by: Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Dates: Available year-round
Cost: $30.00

Welcome to your new favourite class! Explore style characteristics, the brewing process, and the best flavours to pair with your favourites during this exclusive, guided food and beer paired introduction to the world of craft beer. This experience includes Legendary Learnings with an expert, a tasting of six unique Boxing Rock beers paired with a charcuterie board, an in-depth sensory exploration of malts, and hops. You’ll be sure to impress your friends with your craft-beer knowledge after this exclusive taproom experience! The experience lasts one hour; minimum group bookings of four people and a maximum booking of ten people per group.

Participating Trail Stops: Boxing Rock Brewing Company

Tickets: Book Now

Gift Suggestion: Book a taproom tasting for someone special or treat them to a Boxing Rock Gift Card. In HRM or the South Shore? Order Boxing Rock beer or swag for delivery!


Photo of Boxing Rock Brewing Company's Beer and Food Sensory Experience. Photo shows a flight of five different Boxing Rock beer (with a hand picking one beer up), surrounded by plates of bread, baguette, dips, vegetables and more.

Boxing Rock Beer & Food: Sensory Analysis & Blind Tasting

Presented by: Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Dates: Available year-round
Cost: $30.00

Heighten your craft beer senses at Boxing Rock with this unique sensory analysis and blind tasting! Led by a Boxing Rock Craft Beer Guide, get delicious insights on smelling, tasting, and experiencing craft beer. This experience includes Legendary Learnings with an expert, guided blind-beer tasting, a tasting of six unique Boxing Rock beers paired with a charcuterie board and a sensory exploration of malts and hops. You’re sure to impress your friends with your craft beer knowledge after this exclusive taproom experience! The experience lasts one hour; minimum group bookings of four people and a maximum booking of ten people per group.

Participating Trail Stops: Boxing Rock Brewing Company

Tickets: Book Now

Gift Suggestion: Book a taproom tasting for someone special or treat them to a Boxing Rock Gift Card. In HRM or the South Shore? Order Boxing Rock beer or swag for delivery!


Culinary Packages

Grape Escapes: Wine & Lunch Escape

Presented By: Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours
Dates: Coming April 2021
Cost: Starting at $122

This escape is perfect for those who want a true Nova Scotia wine and culinary experience. This tour visits three different wineries in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Swirl and sip your way through our magnificent wine country and learn about our cool climate wines. Guests will try a variety of Nova Scotia wines and will enjoy lunch with wine at Luckett Vineyards or Lightfoot & Wolfville overlooking the beautiful Minas Basin which is fed by the Bay of Fundy.

The tour includes all transportation, a fun and professional wine tour guide, tour and tasting fees at 3 wineries, lunch with wine or cider and server gratuities.

Participating Trail Stops: Benjamin Bridge, Grand Pré Wines, Luckett Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards

Tickets: Book Now

Gift Suggestion: Personalize a Grape Escapes or Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours gift certificate for someone special. Choose custom amounts or from a range of tours for the 2021 season including Peggy’s Cove Foodie Adventure, Wine & Spirit EscapeWine & Gourmet Lunch Escape – and more!


A photo of a group of four people at Steinhart Distillery looking at owner/distiller Thomas Steinhart as he shows off one of their stills.
Steinhart Distillery: GINstitute by the Sea

Presented By: Steinhart Distillery
Dates: Available year-round, every weekend
Cost: $600.00 to $900.00

GINstitute by the Sea is available on weekends all year long! Steinhart Distillery welcomes you for this unique experience where you will learn from Thomas Steinhart, the Master Ginmaker himself. Go behind-the-scenes to craft your very own spirits. With ocean views as your backdrop, forage for ingredients, and select from an array of spices and citrus to create your unique flavours with the distiller. The experience includes a two-night stay in an ocean view chalet, a private guided tour, a signature Steinhart cocktail, a German schnitzel and so much more!

Participating Trail Stop: Steinhart Distillery

Tickets: Call Steinhart Distillery direct to book your GINstitute weekend: 1-902-863-5530. Learn More


Tattingstone Inn: Sip Into the Season

Presented By: Tattingstone Inn
Dates: Until April 30, 2021
Cost: $465.00

Sip into the season and experience the Annapolis Valley to the fullest. Begin your adventure with a guided tour in the Valley sampling wine, craft beer and spirits.  You’ll visit Nova Scotia’s first Estate Brewery, Sea Level Brewery for a tasting and farm tour, followed by a tour and tasting at one of Nova Scotia award-winning wineries, Planters Ridge Winery or Benjamin Bridge Winery. We’ll finish at an award-winning Distillery, Barrelling Tide for a tour and tasting of secret recipes guaranteed to rival those in their class.

Once you’ve checked into your room and you’re ready to venture into town, a delightful 3-course culinary experience at Troy Mediterranean Restaurant will await you.

Participating Trail Stops: Sea Level Brewing, Planters Ridge Winery, Benjamin Bridge Winery, Barrelling Tide Distillery

Tickets: Book Now


SEA’Scape Getaway Package

Presented by: White Point Beach Resort
Dates: Until December 31, 2020
Cost: From $532/couple for two nights

Escape for a 2 night SEA’Scape Getaway at Nova Scotia’s legendary year-round ocean-front beach resort – White Point! This package is as close to an ‘all-inclusive’ as you can get in Nova Scotia. Starting from $532/couple based on White Point Room, plus tax, this package includes two nights accommodation, all meals for two people during your stay from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your day of departure, invitation to enjoy all our recreation facilities and programs, complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi and complimentary endless ocean surf to lull you to sleep, thanks to the Atlantic Ocean kissing our shoreline.

Participating Taste Members: White Point Beach Resort

Tickets: Call 1-800-565-5068 to book. Visit their website for more information.


Culinary Packages

Planters Ridge: Wine and Chocolate at Planters Ridge Winery

Presented by: Planters Ridge
Dates: Check back soon for new dates

Cost: $25/person + tax

Treat yourself to an afternoon indulging in two of life’s greatest pleasures – chocolate and wine. Explore the decadent art of wine and chocolate pairing. We will be tasting different wines matched with local gourmet chocolate.

This event will take place in a cozy tasting room on select Saturdays in November and December at 4 p.m. Attendance to this event will be low to maintain adequate social distancing. Masks are mandatory, but may be removed once you are seated. A romantic escape for two or a great reason for a girls’ afternoon!

Participating Trail Stop: Planters Ridge Winery

Tickets: Book Now


Seaweed Tours: Wine Tour

Presented by: Seaweed Tours

Dates: Available until December 31, 2020

Cost: $99/person

Take some time to sit back relax and enjoy; Seaweed “Wine” Tours are the perfect way to do just that! Fun, smiles, and laughter are a big part of the day as we “wine” along the beautiful Annapolis Valley together. Our six hour tour to the valley leaves the beautiful Lunenburg waterfront in the morning and includes stops at four wineries and a lunch break at one. Included in your ticket price is a tasting or 2 of our choice along the way! (Please note: Lunch cost and additional purchasing of tastings, wines, etc are not included and at own expense.)

Participating Trail Stops: TBD

Tickets: Please visit their website to book tickets and for more information.


Taste of Nova Scotia Packages

Canadian Maple Indulgence: Valentine’s Chef Night

Presented by: Sugar Moon Farm
Dates: Friday, February 12, 2021
Cost: $88/person plus tax

During this spectacular culinary evening, enjoy a chef-led, multi-course dinner featuring maple used creatively with the best ingredients from local farms and fishers, paired with signature Nova Scotia wines. This Valentines Day, we welcome award-winning Chef Craig Flinn, a longtime friend of Sugar Moon, cookbook author, and owner of Halifax’s beloved Chives Canadian Bistro and the 2DoorsDown family of restaurants. Full menu available soon! Don’t forget to make time during your visit to explore the beautiful Rogart Mountain Trail around our farm and other trails in the area. If there is snow on the ground ask us about snowshoe rentals!

Participating Taste Members: Sugar Moon Farm

Tickets: Book Now

Gift Suggestion: Book Sugar Moon weekend take-out, perfect for enjoying on a hike! Available Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Can’t get enough maple? Shop Sugar Moon.


Heli-Picnic Island Escape

Presented by: Vision Air Services
Dates: Until December 31, 2021
Cost: $500

Take a thrilling helicopter journey over the city of Halifax and stunning Nova Scotia coastline to Sambro Island, complete with local bubbly and a locally sourced picnic on a private island! Your Heli-Picnic experience includes a helicopter flight, exclusive access to Sambro Island, private picnic with Nova Scotian wines curated by Bishop’s Cellar and wildlife viewing opportunities. Bonus: A portion of proceeds from this tour are donated to the Sambro Island Lighthouse Heritage Society that helps preserve Sambro Island and the lighthouse. You’ll have Sambro Island to yourself as you explore the sparkling granite coastline and pathways through flowing grasses.

Participating Taste Members: Bishops Cellar

Tickets: Book Now


Old Orchard Inn & Spa: Culinary Country Dining Experience

Presented By: Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Dates:  Thursdays – Saturdays, until April 29, 2021
Cost: $299.00 + hst

This winter experience a Culinary Country 4-course dinner with wine pairing in their Acadian dining room featuring a true wood-burning fireplace. Chef Gillis from Old Orchard Inn has designed a savory meal that reflects many local ingredients. Their dining room manager has also selected some local wines to pair with each of your four delicious courses. This romantic culinary country package also includes overnight accommodation in a select Queen or Double Bedded Room with breakfast for two the next morning.

Participating Trail Stops: The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa

Tickets: To book, call 1-800-561-8090 or e-mail reservations@oldorchardinn.ns.ca