Montavista Mulled Wine

Photo of: Mulled wine, Avondale Sky

Mulled wine has been a holiday favourite for a long time. This recipe, with a Nova Scotia twist, is the perfect drink to welcome your guests in from the cold. It also makes your house smell like Christmas!


Serves 6

1 bottle Avondale Sky Montavista (red wine​)*
1 orange, juiced
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise pods
1 tbsp (5 ml) vanilla

*This mulled wine can be made and then reheated for up to one week


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan
  2. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Pour through a strainer in to punch cups. Or, mix in a pre heated slow cooker, allowing 20 minutes to heat through.
  4. Let guests serve themselves.

*Avondale Sky Montavista is available at the NSLC,Seaport Farmers’ Market (Saturdays) and at the winery.

Recipe provided by: Mark DeWolfe, The Chronicle Herald and Avondale Sky Winery 

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