Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gaspereau Vineyards Upcoming Events

There are a few important upcoming events and changes happening soon here at Gaspereau Vineyards! Starting November 1st our store hours change from 9am-6pm to 10am-5pm. We will also be participating in some great events this winter!

Tis the season for the Christmas Craft Fairs to start! We are registared to participate in three Craft fairs this season. So come check us out : )

First, we will be joining many other local vendors for "Christmas at the Forum" in Halifax. This craft fair will be held November 6th-8th. We are very excited to be joining this craft fair, it will be our first year participating! The show is open on Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. For more information about Christmas at the Forum or to see other local vendors participating go to http://www.christmasattheforum.com/.

Secondly, we will be returning to Exhibition Park November 13th-15th for the "Christmas Craft Village". We had a blast participating in this craft fair last year and we are really looking forward to it again this year! This craft fair opens on Friday at 10am and runs till 9pm, than Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am- 5pm. If you would like to read more about this event go to http://www.atlanticchristmasfair.com/.

Thirdly, is the "Acadia Christmas Craft Fair" which will run simultaneously with the Olympic Torch Run in Wolfville. We will be joining many other local vendors at the Acaida Sports Center November 20th-22nd. This show runs Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. We enjoyed participating in this craft fair last year, as well as seeing what the other local vendors have to offer! This is a great show and a great time! For more information go to http://acadia.devnode.com/exhibitors/.

Hope to see you there! : )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Last Berwick Market for the Season!

Please join us this Thursday Oct. 8th for the final Market Day of this year!!

The wonderfully talented and entertaining “Donna & Andy” along with the Kings Chorale Children’s Choir will take the stage.

Lots of fun activities, prizes, great food, locally grown and produced goods, and fun for the whole family!

Join us as we celebrate the last Market of the season – the end of a great 1st year!!

The Steering committee would like to acknowledge and thank the following friends and sponsors of the market:

The Town of Berwick, The Berwick & District Economic Development Advisory Committee, The Anglican, Baptist, and United Churches, The Berwick & District Community Association, The Berwick & District Lions Club, Berwick Building Supplies, Wolfville Farmers’ Market, and the Farmers’ Markets of NS Cooperative Ltd.

A big thank you also to everyone who has come out and supported the market and continues to do so… Thank you so much!!

Meet me at the Apple – this Thursday!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gaspereau Vineyards 5th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival

This past weekend was our 5th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival and it was a great success. We had over 20 different vendors come and set up in the loft of our barn. The vendors included other local Nova Scotia wineries, Glenora Distillery, local restaurants such as Paddys Pub, Kellocks, Between the Bushes, Pizzazz Bistro, Saraj Bakery and Fireside Cafe, local artisans such as Silver Moon Alapaca, Magnetic Jewelry, Creative Wonderings and Monica's Water Colors, and other local businesses such as Foxhill Cheesehouse, Tideview Cider, and Tangled Gardens.

The Music for the weekend was provided by SWIG, a local band, which was extremely well recieved. They made the atmosphere in the loft of the barn very festive!

This year we held our first Grape Stomp here at Gaspereau Vineyards for our Autumn Food and Wine Festival and it went off without a hitch. The participants and the audiance had a blast. Saturday our first place winner was Julie Skaling Physio Clinic with 26.19 lbs of juice, second place was Nicole Robinson, Kingstec team with 24.55 lbs and third place was We Love Lovis team with 22.26 lbs of juice. Best dressed went to Julie Skaling with their cowgirl outfits! On Sunday first place went to Scotia Squashers from Scotia Bank with 25.38 lbs of juice, second place went to Blomidon Bloomers with 24.29 lbs of juice, they also got best dressed with their long gowns, crowns and bloomers. Third place on Sunday went to the Nova Scotia Sommeliers with 23.96 lbs of juice. First place got $300 to the charity of their choice, second place for $150 and third place got $50 to go to their charity of choice. Best dressed recieved $100 to the charity of their choice. Alot of fun was had by all!

We are definitely planning on having a grape stomp again next year during our 6th Annual Food and Wine Festival so if you would like to enter a team next year watch our Blog and Facebook for more information!

All in all our Food and Wine Festival was a very fun and successful weekend and we look forward to doing it all again next year! : )

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 26 & 27 - 5th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival

Come join us on Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27 from 10am to 5pm for our 5th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival. There will be wine, food, grape stomping, whiskey seminars and much more for you to take part in. Listen to the music of SWIG while you relax and enjoy Nova Scotia Wines. Have your picture taken with our Pumpkin People all about the winery and try to figure out which pumpkin is which staff member! Prizes to be given away each hour - your name goes into the draw when you purchase your tasting glass and plate at the door. Join us at Gaspereau Vineyards for more fall fun!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Update on our upcoming Food and Wine Festival

It's almost Festival time! Come by the winery this Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27, between 10 am and 5 pm. Enjoy live music, local food, Nova Scotian wine, and grape stomping!

UPDATE: We are now hosting a whiskey tasting seminar featuring Glenora Distillery. They will be offering this 1-hour session at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Spaces are limited, so reserve yours now by calling us at (902) 542-1455.

Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Valley Vineyards at Wolfville Market Sat Sept 12

Sept 12: Valley Vineyards at the Market

Come to The Wolfville Famers' Market to enjoy wines from six Valley Vineyards.Wolfville Farmers' Market Presents: Valley Vineyards (Saturday, Sept 12, 8:30am-1pm)at Robie Tufts Nature Centre, Front Street, Wolfville

Half of the province's vineyards grow their crop and create their masterpieces in the Valley and to celebrate the season, The Wolfville Farmers' Market will become your one-stop wine shop! Each winery will offer tastings, sell wines by the glass, and have a large selection of bottled wine available for purchase. Wine lovers will have an opportunity to sample all of these wines in the midst of harvest season at a thriving market that hosts 60 artisans, chefs and farmers.

Start at the Info Booth to purchase two different ticket packages. The $20 Ticket (Value: $28) will include:-a $15 coupon to purchase a bottle of wine at the Market on September 12,-two wine glasses-a cotton market bag. Plus a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate from your favourite winery or a Wine Gift Basket The $5 Ticket (Value $7) will include:-a Ticket for a glass of wine-a wine glass. Plus a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate from your favourite winery or a Wine Gift Basket .

Participating Vineyards:

l'Acadie Vineyards

Annapolis Highlands

Blomidon Estate

Gaspereau Vineyards

Domaine de Grand Pre

Muir Murray Vineyards

Tideview Cider

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Not Host a Wine Tasting Party??!!!

We are becoming an epicentre of wine country here in the Gaspereau Valley. We are in close proximity to at least six other wineries within twenty minutes of our location. What would be more fun than to host a wine tasting party. For example, L'Acadie Blanc is a grape variety grown here in Nova Scotia and is used to produce white wine - 98% of all L'Acadie Blanc grows in Nova Scotia. However, each of the wineries working with L'Acadie Blanc produces a much different style, flavour profile, and terrior characteristics in their wine. A group of friends could easily each purchase a L'Acadie Blanc wine from each of the wineries and have a wine tasting party - no two wines would be the same but the initial grape variety would be. What a wonderful way of exploring a new, emerging wine region! Get to know your Nova Scotia Wines better and pair your local wines during your party with local cheese - Foxhill Cheesehouse. Makes for a relaxing, fun and entertaining evening! For more information -