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About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (a province in Canada) is the oldest Canadian wine region. Although it doesn’t have a lengthily history in comparison to the rest of the world, it has a long history for Canadian wine standards by dating back to the early 1600’s. The climate and terroir of Nova Scotia can be compared to that of the region Champagne which results in the production of quality sparkling wines. Many of the wineries in Nova Scotia are small scale and family run. The wine industry in Nova Scotia is estimated to make up only 2% of Canadian production. One of the famous varietals in Nova Scotia is the L'Acadie blanc – a grape hybrid that has been compared to Chardonnay. Most of the wineries in Nova Scotia are located within a few hours of it’s capital city, Halifax (talk about an easy excursion!) Halifax is known being a waterfront city which is home to one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks (4.4km long!). There are also waterfront hammocks which visitors can lay down and relax on during their oceanside stroll. Another record under Halifax’s belt is that it’s the world’s 2nd largest natural harbour. Visitors can enjoy a delicious seaside dinner paired with wine produced in Halifax, then finish their evening with a stroll under one of their many iconic sunsets.

FACTS

Population
971,395 (2019)

Area
55,284 sq km (21,345 sq mi)

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