Press Release: Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2022
Halifax, Nova Scotia –
Four wines received the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House today, July 28.
“I am proud of the quality of wine produced in Nova Scotia. It has been wonderful to watch the industry grow and contribute to the local economy,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “The winemakers outdid themselves this year, demonstrating passion, innovation and pride.”
Wineries across the province submit up to three commercially available wines made with 100-per-cent Nova Scotian grapes. An independent panel of experts participated in a blind tasting of all wines to select the top four submissions for the annual award.
- 2013 Blanc de Noir Extra Brut, Avondale Sky Winery, Newport Landing
- Riesling Sparkling, NV, Domaine de Grand Prè, Grand Prè
- 2015 Blanc de Noirs, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Wolfville
- 2021 Tidal Bay, Mercator Vineyards, Wolfville
The award is administered by Taste of Nova Scotia and Wine Growers Nova Scotia in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The Nova Scotia wine industry is made up of farm wineries and vineyards that are family-run businesses that have chosen farming and winemaking as their passion and profession. People across the globe are seeing Nova Scotia as an exciting, emerging wine destination that produces quality wine and to continue to celebrate local Nova Scotia wine with the Lieutenant-Governor’s award is truly an honour.Haley Brown, Executive Director, Wine Growers Nova Scotia
The Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines continues to recognize the significant influence and economic contribution of our province’s wine industry. This annual award celebrates the exceptional quality of Nova Scotia wines, as well as the achievements and innovation of Nova Scotia’s wineries, winemakers, grape growers and agricultural communities.Emily Haynes, Executive Director, Taste of Nova Scotia
- the award program was established by former Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant in 2014 to recognize locally sourced and produced wines
- 34 wines from 14 wineries were submitted this year for adjudication by a panel of 11 judges
- each winning winery is presented with a gold medal and a certificate; they may advertise that the wine is an award recipient