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THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NOVA SCOTIA WINE

The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's vibrant wine industry.;

The award, established by former Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant in 2014, can include up to five winners.

In the past four years, however, the tasting panel always selected just three to receive the accolade. The award recognizes exceptional quality among locally sourced and produced wines, according to Government Houe. Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia members were invited to submit up to three commercially available grape wines with 100-per-cent Nova Scotia content.

 

2017

• Domaine de Grand Pré, Grand Pré – Muscat Icewine, 2016
• Domaine de Grand Pré, Grand Pré — Riesling, 2016
• Luckett Vineyards, Wolfville — Black Cab
• Mercator Vineyards, Wolfville — Mercator Sauvage, 2015

2016 Winners

 

Gaspeareau Vineyards 2015 Riesling.

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

Avondale Sky 2015 Tidal Bay


2015

 

Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines.

-- L'Acadie Vineyards, Vintage Cuvée Rosé, 2011
-- Domaine de Grand Pré, Riesling Icewine, 2013
-- Gaspereau Vineyards, Riesling, 2013

2014 Winners

 

Three Nova Scotia wines have been selected to receive the inaugural Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines.

The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the dedication and passion of those involved with Nova Scotia's wine industry.

Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, in no particular order, as the best among all Nova Scotia wines submitted for consideration:

 


Front row left to right: Stewart Creaser (President Winery Association of Nova Scotia); Lt. -Gov. J.J. Grant; Her Honour Mrs. Grant; Evelyn Friedrich Second row left to right: Simon Rafuse (Blomidon Estate Winery); Jim Warner, Lorraine Vassalo, Ben Swetnam (Avondale Sky Winery); Jurg Stutz, Patrick Cantieni, (Domain de Grand Pre).

 

Photo Credit is Communications Nova Scotia.


-- Blomidon Estate Winery: Cuvée L'Acadie, 2010
-- Avondale Sky Winery: Martock, 2012
-- Domaine de Grand Pré: Riesling, 2013

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