Tidal Bay – Nova Scotia’s Appellation Wine
Your mission for the summer, should you choose to accept it, is to try all ten Tidal Bay wines.
Tidal Bay is a new appellation wine that is essentially Nova Scotia in a glass. It highlights the characteristics given to our wines by the unique combination of climate and terroir in our province – and it pairs amazingly well with our local seafood.
“European wine regions have long understood the importance of the development of wine appellations to highlight specific styles of wines…Nova Scotia’s passionate, artisan winemakers, along with our wine writers and educators, recognized that the concept could be an important one for an emerging, new style of aromatic white wine in Nova Scotia,” says Peter Gamble, international wine industry consultant and lead consultant on the Tidal Bay project.
As of June 11, you can find Tidal Bay at participating wineries or on select NSLC shelves.
Wineries with 2011 vintages of Tidal Bay include, Avondale Sky, Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Domaine de Grand Pré, Gaspereau Vineyards, Jost Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards, Petite Riviere Vineyards and Sainte-Famille Wines.