Avondale Sky Winery is owned and operated by Stewart Creaser and Lorraine Vassalo, who escaped their stressful careers for a life in the country.
After searching province wide, they found their farm on the Avon Peninsula. The farm is surrounded by the ever changing tidal landscape of the St. Croix and Avon Rivers, rolling hills, and the panoramic Avondale sky. There was an old vineyard on the property . They have the the unique characteristic of been a new winery with an old vineyard.
Stewart and Lorraine decided to to salvage an old barn which was looking forlorn on a dike along the St. Croix River ten kilometers from the vineyard. As a result other offers came in for resucing older building. They decided to purchase a church in the town of Walton 42 kilometers away. The church took a 24 hout ferry ride to its new home in the vineyard. Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world.” The Globe and Mail.
Winemaker, Ben Swetnam, graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture Program. He’d practiced his craft in other Nova Scotia wineries and in Germany before moving to Avondale Sky.
Avondale Sky was named winery of the year at 2015 Atlantic Canadian Wine Award. The Bliss crafted from Geisenheim grapes won the Taste of Nova Scotia Consumers’ Choice Prestige Award for the second year in a row. In 2104 they recieved the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine.
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