An ideal home for grapes, kids and a dog
We discovered our 30 acres of paradise in the heart of Gaspereau Valley, choosing the north-facing side of the valley hills for its well-drained, warm schist and sandstone, a highly mineralized ancient seabed.
Our kids grew up picking grapes in the fall and sledding down our slopes in the winter..
We released the region’s first traditional method sparkling wine in 2008, our first commercial release after experimenting with small lots going back to 2004. Our Prestige Brut received a Gold and was Top Scoring Sparkling at the leading 2010 Canadian Wine Awards. Only three sparkling wines had ever achieved gold in the history of the competition. At the prestigious Effervescents du Monde competition in France, our 2007 and 2010 Prestige Brut were awarded silver medals. International, national and regional awards and recognition have been significant in our success.
I’m very proud to be known as Nova Scotia’s most experienced and awarded sparkling winemaker, and to be recognized as a pioneer for sparkling in our flourishing wine industry. I enjoy sharing my passion with winery visitors, the wine trade and through teaching winemaking courses at great campuses across Canada, including Nova Scotia Community College.
- 30+ years’ experience at a variety of small and large wineries in British Columbia, Ontario, California, Australia and Nova Scotia.
- Head winemaker at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, See Ya Later Ranch and Peller Estates, responsible for 200,000 cases and more annually
- Degree in Bio-Resource (Agriculture) Engineering from the University of British Columbia
- University of California, Davis
One last note….
We farm our vineyards organically to protect the enhanced terroir and its living soils, but also so that our kids and future generations can live in a healthier environment. We’re committed to terroir authenticity and product integrity, and we adore the boutique, ultra-premium, hands-on winemaking of our family business.
We believe Small is Beautiful and invite you to tour and taste with us at our home in the vineyard. Find winery season and hours here.
Bruce & Pauline