The Nova Scotian Icewine Festival provides a great opportunity for Nova Scotians to try some of the unique products that this province has to offer. Not only are the wines a great draw, but the festival also offers a way for Nova Scotians to discover flavourful food pairings with some of the province’s spectacular culinary products like seafood and cheeses.
This past Saturday, I had a fantastic day in the Annapolis Vally, tagging along with the Communications Manager of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia as she checked in with the various wineries in the region. This provided a wonderful way for me not only to tastes the wines, but to meet the winemakers and owners as well. This is one of the more charming characteristics of the Icewine festival. The various events at wineries, restaurants and culinary producers allows curious consumers to sample the products on- site, and meet those responsible for their production as well.
As I said, it was a day full of tasty samples, starting off at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market, and ending at Chef Michael Howell’s restaurant, Tempest in Wolfville. We stopped in for a visit at Blomidon Estate Winery, Gaspereau Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Muir Murray Estate Winery, and finished off the day at Domaine de Grand Pre (with a special treat)! Stay tuned for updates on the wonderful products available right here in Nova Scotia!