Package: The Good Cheer Wine and Beer Tour
Thu, May 5, 2016 to Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Samuel de Champlain started the Order of Good Cheer in Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1606. It is considered the oldest social club in North America. The purpose was to provide good food, drink and good times for the men during colonization. Uncork Nova Scotia is keeping this tradition alive with this fun wine and craft beer tour!
After pickup from your downtown Halifax hotel, your tour starts at Sainte-Famille Wines in Falmouth, known for having one of the warmest vineyards in the region and situated on the site of an old Acadian village. Enjoy a private wine tasting with the winery owner and learn the art and science behind winemaking.Your next stop is Spitfire Arms Pub in the town of Windsor, where you'll enjoy a sample tray of local ales followed by a delicious lunch paired with a glass of local wine or a pint of local craft beer.
Next, visit Avondale Sky Winery, a gently sloping property on the Avon Peninsula, surrounded by the St Croix and Avon rivers. Following a tour of the vineyard (one of the oldest in Nova Scotia), enjoy a wine tasting in the old church from the 1830s that was converted into the wine shop. We end the day at Meander River Farm, a family-run local farm and microbrewery that grows hops among its other agricultural products. Enjoy a beer tasting here, and learn about the growing microbrewery industry in Nova Scotia.
When your tour ends, you’ll be returned to your downtown Halifax hotel, perhaps with your purchases of the beers and wine you liked! You didn’t receive a complimentary tote bag to keep it empty, after all.
Tour departs Thursdays from May to the end of October from any downtown Halifax hotel.
Tour duration - 10:00am - 4:00pm Price - $115/person plus HST