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Recent News & Events
Tidal Bays Win Gold at the 2022 International Canned Wine Competition
We're pleased to announce that both the 2021 Gaspereau Tidal Bay and 2021 Mercator Tidal Bay have received gold awards in the 2022 International Canned Wine Competition. Congratulations to our winemaking team lead by Head Winemaker, Gina Haverstock. We are so proud of the Devonian Coast team who has again demonstrated their knowledge and skill in creating two wines that each showcase the Tidal Bay style but also demonstrate the unique terroir of the different vineyards. Try them both and discover the difference. Gaspereau's is an aromatic-driven white with floral notes and tropical fruit along with a minerality and brightness that persists throughout the entire tasting experience. Mercator’s Tidal Bay is refined and subtle, reflecting the overarching style that Mercator wines
Gaspereau 2021 Tidal Bay Wins Multiple Awards
We are so pleased to share that our 2021 Gaspereau Tidal Bay has received awards at several prestigious Canadian wine competitions. It was awarded a gold medal at the 2022 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada and silver at both the 2022 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the 2022 All Canadian Wine Championships. Aromatic-driven and expressive, Gaspereau’s 2021 Tidal Bay expresses floral notes and tropical fruit along with a minerality and brightness that persists throughout the entire tasting experience. Come visit us at the vineyard and try it today or purchase our Tidal Bay to take home with you ~ in either the 750mL bottle format or 250mL can. Thank you to our Head Winemaker Gina Haverstock and the whole winemaking team. Congratulations
Tidal Bay Experience with Gina Haverstock
Enjoy an In-depth Tasting Flight of 3 Tidal Bays Head winemaker, Gina Haverstock will guide you through an in-depth tasting and discussion about Tidal Bay. The flight includes Gaspereau Vineyards', Jost Vineyards' and Mercator Vineyards' 2021 Tidal Bay. You’ll experience 3 different expressions of Tidal Bay and discover the subtle nuances and full range of characteristics available within the style. Price is $15 per person. No reservation required.
Tidal Bay Launch Celebration Days at Gaspereau Vineyards
Come for a Tasting Flight of 3 Tidal Bays and more! From 10am to 5pm we are offering visitors to our winery a Tidal Bay wine flight. Each flight includes Gaspereau Vineyards, Jost Vineyards and Mercator Vineyards 2021 Tidal Bay. You’ll experience 3 different expressions of Tidal Bay; discover the subtle nuances and full range of characteristics available within the style. Pick up your favourite Tidal Bays in our 750ml bottles or our new 250ml cans, check out our new Tidal Bay Ts, purchase a Tidal Bay 3-pack. With Tidal Bay - it's always the perfect day!
Seafood Brochettes with Lemon & Lobster Butter
This elegant dish is surprisingly simple to prepare. Chef Wally captures all of the best of summer seafood and the perfect pairing for Tidal Bay. These delicious seafood brochettes with lemon and lobster butter are packed full of Atlantic seafood and embody Nova Scotia in each bite. This recipe is featured in the 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide. Photography provided by: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie
Bistro le Coq, in downtown Halifax, whips up some of the best traditional French fare in town and has just the right dish to pair with award-winning Gaspereau Tidal Bay. The ever so popular Salade Nicoise combines elements in the dish that makes it a slam-dunk paring for Gaspereau Tidal Bay. Fresh herbal greens, salty black olives, and tangy red onions are just a few components of the salad that make it work so well with this Tidal Bay. Both the food and wine play off each other, making them delightful as a duo, though both can stand on their own.
Chef Chris Kyprianou at The Little Fish Oyster Bar has the perfect match for Jost Tidal Bay—a lobster linguini that is aimed to please. The crisp acidity of the wine contrasts nicely with the creamy sauce and the natural sweetness of the lobster is complemented by the wine’s fruit elements. This isn’t just your typical lobster and white wine; this is the heart and soul of maritime food and wine—a pairing that will remind you of seaside sunshine.
Pan Seared Atlantic Halibut
Chef Shane Bauer at The Press Gang recommends pairing Gaspereau Tidal Bay with his Atlantic Halibut entrée served with local mussels, jumbo shrimp sauté, and a spicy chorizo cream. The acid in the wine balances the richness of the dish, and the exotic fruit element compliments the spice from the chorizo cream. Either way, be prepared to be blown away by this memorable combination.
Previous News & Events
LUVO Sparkling Rosé awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
We couldn’t be more proud of our head winemaker Gina Haverstock and her winemaking team for receiving 3 of the 5 gold medals awarded this year - a hat trick for Gaspereau Riesling, Gaspereau Tidal Bay and LÜVO Sparking Rosé! The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable 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 wine industry. "Every year, the winemakers in this province create outstanding wines that successfully compete on a national and international level,” said His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. We are proud to receive such prestigious accolades and we would like to
Both Gaspereau Vineyards' 2019 Tidal Bay and 2019 Riesling awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
We are proud to announce that both our Gaspereau Tidal Bay and Gaspereau Riesling have been awarded The 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine! We couldn’t be more proud of our head winemaker Gina Haverstock and her winemaking team for actually being awarded 3 gold medals this year - a hat trick when LÜVO Sparking Rosé is included in the tally! Our winery is very honoured to receive such prestigious accolades and we would like to congratulate our fellow award winners!
A Magical Bus Stop
“Three kilometres from Wolfville, we pulled into this quaint vineyard where we were invited to join staff of the vineyard under the shade…They are known for their Rieslings and also Tidal Bay.” — Meggan & Peter From Wine Anyone? Things to do in Nova Scotia – Magic Winery Bus Tour | Let's Get Tripsy
Gaspereau Wins at National Wine Awards
The annual WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC), the country’s largest competition of Canadian wines, brings together Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate the current crop of 100 percent Canadian grown and made wines and ciders. This year, over 1,850 wines from 257 wineries were entered into the National Wine Awards of Canada, making 2018 the largest and most comprehensive wine competition in Canadian history. In late June, 22 judges assembled in Penticton BC and tasted blind for five full days to determine the best wines in Canada. Wines were tasted blind in limited numbers in multiple rounds based on category or style. Only 42% of all wines entered were awarded medals. We are pleased to announce the following awards: White Blends
Watch chef Shane Robilliard from Fox Harb'r Resort bring his latest Taste of Nova Scotia winning chowder to CTV Morning Live Atlantic…paired with splashes of Jost Vineyards and Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay.
Tidal Bay Annual Release and Tasting Event
Get your tickets to the Wine Association of Nova Scotia’s 12 Tides – the official annual release event for The Tidal Bay Appellation. This is your chance to discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, and taste all twelve of the new 2017 vintage of Tidal Bay side by side. Challenge your palate at the blind tasting bar and enjoy award-winning Nova Scotia seafood while engaging with Nova Scotia wine producers and enjoying views of Halifax Harbour. Each winery will be pouring their 2017 Tidal Bay vintage, along with two other exciting new wines. Come taste why Nova Scotia is turning heads on the international stage with award winning wines that capture the essence of Nova Scotia terroir and enhance Nova Scotia cuisine. Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018 Time: 7 – 10pm Location: Halifax
“The Capt'n Galleys” Serves up a Series of Seafood Recipes and Wine Pairings
Every Friday, Capt'n Kenny shares one of his easy recipes with clear and concise details on how to prepare them. Learn to prepare seafood appetizers, main courses, delicious desserts and then pair them with the best wine. Clams and Pan Seared Tuna Linguini in a Peppery, Salty Broth Paired with Tidal Bay Wine: Shrimp, Scallops and Mussels in Saffron Mashed Potatoes Recipe: Cheers! Cooking with Alcohol! Baked Salmon and Veggies Recipe: Shrimp Bisque with Mushrooms Bruschettas topped with Onion Crisps: Scallop Cakes with Tarragon Cream Sauce:
Fantastic Wines Not to Be Missed
“Sitting on 50 acres the vineyard is mostly hand harvested. The tasting room, a large red barn blends into the surrounding pastoral area. So, the vibe is casual. But I can tell you they also had some fabulous white wines… Our favorite wine was their Tidal Bay. The Tidal Bay is delicate and refined and not too sweet. Apparently, we are not the only ones who like this wine. Along with other awards, it took Double Gold in 2017’s All Canadian Wine Championships.” Source: Retire Early And Travel
The Australian on Tidal Bay
“Since June 2012, winemakers in the region have been producing a version of what’s called Tidal Bay, the first wine appellation for Nova Scotia. The wines must be made from specific grape varieties, 100 per cent grown in Nova Scotia. Gaspereau Vineyards’s Tidal Bay 2014, for example, blends seyval, vidal, chardonnay and New York muscat, while Jost Vineyards’ take is a blend of L’Acadie pinot grigio, ortega and muscat.” Source: High lights By Susan Skelly | The Australian (November 11th, 2017)
The Wine Lifestyle 2017 - Gaspereau Tidal Bay
Tidal Bay is a white wine category that is gaining speed in popularity these days, each year producing wines of better quality and character than the previous vintage. After all, being Nova Scotia’s signature appellation wine, it is the flagship of most wineries and speaks to the terroir of this region and pays tribute to what it does best. So, if Tidal Bay represents a blend of the varietals that perform best in this region, and Gaspereau Vineyards' signature Tidal Bay blend was recently recognized at the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards as the Best in Class in the Tidal Bay category, it’s pretty safe to assume that it’s a fantastic Tidal Bay. But it’s not until you’ve experienced this wine that you can truly see why! Reflective and bright with a slight green and copper
Gaspereau Wines Win Awards
Gaspereau Vineyards wines have been selected to receive top awards from two prestigious industry competitions. Through a blind tasting by an independent panel of experts at the All Canadian Wine Championships, Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay 2016 was awarded Double Gold and Gaspereau Vineyards Riesling 2016 was awarded Silver. Canada's oldest wine competition, the All Canadian Wine Championships has followed the progress of Canada’s wine industry from its infancy. Also through a blind tasting by a panel of experts at the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards, Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay 2016 was awarded Best in Class in the Tidal Bays category and Gaspereau Vineyards Muscat 2016 was selected as Best in Class in the
Gaspereau Wine wins Lieutenant Governor's Award
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The awards were presented at a ceremony and reception at Government House on Thursday, 21 July 2016. The award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia 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. Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, in no particular order, as the best among the Nova Scotia wines submitted: - Avondale Sky Winery, Tidal Bay, 2015 - Gaspereau Vineyards, Riesling, 2015 - Lightfoot & Wolfville