Trail Stops

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Gather your stamps at trail stops featuring tours, tastings, and special events. Sample the latest vintage of Tidal Bay wines or try single malt whisky right from the cask. Learn about the history of cider, how craft beer is made or get the inside buzz on the trail’s newest addition, mead. Wherever your journey takes you, the Good Cheer Trail offers a mix of education and adventure all over the province!

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  • 1365 Church Street Vineyard & Winery

    Our boutique winery has a family farm environment, where everyone is treated like guests in our home. Primarily a white grape vineyard, we also have a block of red and ensure all of our red wines are barrel aged at least 3-5 years in our barrel cellar. Everyone who visits the winery will meet and be served by the owners, John and Amber Eikelenboom.

  • 2 Crows Brewing Co.

    2 Crows Brewing operates in downtown Halifax at 1932 Brunswick St. We brew modern beers, with the utmost care and focus on quality above all else. Our aim is to get people thinking about craftsmanship, where their beer is coming from, and the various characteristics that make beer great. We aim to make the best contribution to the local and global beer scene that we possibly can.

    Come visit us for pints, flights and Bavarian pretzels 7 days a week. We always have our core beers on tap and a wide array of lagers and funky small batch beer to choose from.

  • 2 Crows Brewing – Oxford St.

    2 Crows Brewing operates in Halifax at 2983 Oxford St. We brew modern beers, with the utmost care and focus on quality above all else. Our aim is to get people thinking about craftsmanship, where their beer is coming from, and the various characteristics that make beer great. We aim to make the best contribution to the local and global beer scene that we possibly can.

    Come visit us for pints, flights and Bavarian pretzels 7 days a week. We always have our core beers on tap and a wide array of lagers and funky small batch beer to choose from.

  • 9Zero2 Brewing Company

    We are a Craft Brewery located in Arisaig, Antigonish. Our brewery is in the Steinhart Distillery. 9zero2 is owned by Thomas Steinhart & Dale Sampson.

  • Annapolis Brewing Company

    Come and experience craft beer in the oldest settlement in Canada. Try various beer from the Annapolis Brewing Company while taking in the sights of Fort Anne. We provide visitors with a tasting, retail and historic experience.

  • Annapolis Cider Company

    Come and tap into the valley! The Annapolis Cider Company is all about local – we get our apples from nearby orchards, have them pressed into juice just down the road, and ferment the juice into cider right on Main street in Wolfville, in the heart of Annapolis Valley. Visitors to the cidery can view the cider making process by peering directly into the cellar while enjoying a selection of our ciders at the tasting bar.

    The cidery is open seven days a week, offers tours, and has a spacious retail shop featuring a large selection of premium and specialty ciders.

  • Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery

    Authentic Seacoast Company (ASC) is known for their award-winning spirits, craft beer, and organic fair-trade coffee, all of which is handcrafted in Guysborough, on Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Eastern Shore. Their portfolio includes FORTRESS® Rum, SEA FEVER® Rum, GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, VIRGA® Vodka, RARE BIRD® Craft Beer and FULL STEAM® Coffee.

    ASC offers accommodations as well. DesBarres Manor, a charming inn built in 1837, boasts a dining menu featuring local seafood, including freshly caught halibut from their chef and Chedabucto Bay scallops. Most popular recently are their Yurts in the Vineyard! This oceanside glamping experience is unforgettable. Bring some Atlantic salmon to fire up on your BBQ! Book online seacoaststay.ca

    ASC also owns Acadian Maple Products, Nova Scotia’s largest maple syrup processor. Shop online acadianmaple.com

  • Avondale Sky Winery

    Located on one of the oldest vineyards in the province, Avondale Sky invites you to experience our tranquil sanctuary. Gentle southern slopes and rolling hills nurture acres of vines against an ever-changing tidal landscape.

    Enjoy a guided tour of our vineyard and learn how we harvest every grape by hand. Step inside “the church that walked on water” for a tasting of our award-winning wines. Hungry? Dine on our vineyard-side patio and indulge in locally-sourced cuisine that highlights the very best of what’s in season.

    “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world” – The Globe and Mail

  • Backstage Brewing

    Backstage Brewing is a 4HL microbrewery specializing in pale ales and IPAs. We have a taproom that features our craft beer as well as other Nova Scotian craft beer, cider, and wine.

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery
    Buy a Bottle, Support a Farm.

    Barrelling Tide Distillery is an independently owned craft distillery located on a tidal river in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. The Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world, is just minutes from the distillery. Our name comes from the rise and fall of the tides we see here twice a day.

    Barrelling Tide Distillery was built on the belief of supporting local producers and quality will forever come before quantity. We hand craft all our spirits and liqueurs on site and use only the finest locally sourced ingredients. The quality shows in the many awards we have won over the years, including World's Best at the 2023 World Rum Awards for our signature 5 Fathom Dark Rum. We believe in supporting our local farmers and hope you will join us in doing so this season!

    Visitors to the distillery have the opportunity to tour our distillery and learn the fascinating process of creating world-class spirits. We also offer cocktail flights and complimentary tastings!

  • Bear River Vineyards

    The first vines in Nova Scotia were planted in Bear River in 1611. Over 400 years later, the banks of the river valley are home to Bear River Vineyards - one of the most picturesque vineyards in the province. Housed in a bank barn that was built in 1883, the winery offers 100% estate grown and bottled wines for tasting and sale. Tours are offered upon request and provide guests with an insight into the only gravity fed wine making process in the region. There is also a guest suite with a view of the vineyard for booking.

  • Below The Salt Distillery

    Below The Salt celebrates the Worker whose skilled labour on land and sea provides us with the goods we take for granted daily. 

    Our food and drink, language, books, music, visual art and heritage make us who we are. At Below The Salt we rejoice in our differences and discover our shared memories.

  • Benjamin Bridge

    Nestled in the picturesque Gaspereau Valley, Benjamin Bridge produces Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wines. Our organic vineyards span the heart of this sheltered valley where the growing season is moderated by the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy. The result is a microclimate perfectly suited to crafting traditional method sparklings and a specialized portfolio of stills, including Nova Scotia’s iconic wine, Nova 7. By-the-glass service and experiences available.

  • Big Spruce Brewing

    Big Spruce Brewing is an on-farm, certified organic craft brewery located in Nyanza, Cape Breton. We brew unfiltered, unpasteurized, unbelievably good beer.

  • Blomidon Estate Winery

    Blomidon Estate Winery is a boutique winery nestled on the shore of the Minas Basin, near Canning, in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Our beautiful coastal setting offers a unique location for viticulture, as well as a scenic stopping point for visitors. We offer tastings, flights, glasses of wine and charcuterie boards on our patio overlooking our seaside vineyard. We invite you to join us and discover our Nova Scotia wines.

  • Boatskeg Distilling Co.

    Boatskeg Distilling Co. is a distillery located in Pubnico, Nova Scotia, focused on premium spirits, canned ready to drink beverages, and craft cocktails. It all began when two friends came up with an idea. One of them had an old abandoned boat shop, the other a descendant of bootleggers. Together, they've converted an old boatyard into a distillery and cocktail bar.

    We've combined the spirit of our bootlegging past with the art of spirits and cocktails to create our version of old fashioned good times!

    Our patio is open from June 1st to October 29th, and overlooks the picturesque waters of Pubnico harbor.

  • Boxing Rock Brewing Company (Shelburne)

    According to local folklore, Boxing Rock is where bickering seamen were left by their captain to sort out their differences. The choice: box until only one could return to the ship, or shake hands and share a beer. Either way, there are only a few short hours until high tide. We say drink up!

    Boxing Rock has been brewing legendary Nova Scotia craft beer on the South Shore since 2013. Visit our brand new, legendary taproom downtown Shelburne to enjoy all of our delicious beers - try our award winning Vicar’s Cross Double IPA, our Hunky Dory Pale Ale, our Fisticuffs Barrel aged series or one of our many fun seasonal brews. Shop in our retail store,  enjoy pints and delicious food on our sunny outdoor patio. Kitchen on-site,  7 days a week offering perfect food and beer pairings!

    Ever have a beer experience?  So many to choose from, as in Beer and Food experiences, Axe throwing, even a hike through our beautiful historic water front, with beer of course!  Visit our website (www.boxingrock.ca).

  • Boxing Rock Brewing Company (Halifax)

    According to local folklore, Boxing Rock is where bickering seamen were left by their captain to sort out their differences. The choice: box until only one could return to the ship, or shake hands and share a beer. Either way, there are only a few short hours until high tide. We say drink up!

    Boxing Rock has been brewing legendary Nova Scotia craft beer on the South Shore since 2013. Visit our brand new, legendary taproom downtown Shelburne to enjoy all of our delicious beers - try our award winning Vicar’s Cross Double IPA, our Hunky Dory Pale Ale, our Fisticuffs Barrel aged series or one of our many fun seasonal brews. Shop in our retail store,  enjoy pints and delicious food on our sunny outdoor patio. Kitchen on-site,  7 days a week offering perfect food and beer pairings!

    Ever have a beer experience?  So many to choose from, as in Beer and Food experiences, Axe throwing, even a hike through our beautiful historic water front, with beer of course!  Visit our website (www.boxingrock.ca).

  • Breton Brewing Co.

    Breton Brewing Co. opened its doors in 2015 and has established itself as a must-see destination on Cape Breton Island. A welcoming taproom and beer garden offers a lighthearted atmosphere where patrons can sit and enjoy a flight of tasters, or a pint of natural, unfiltered & preservative-free ales and lagers. Experience the magic of this award-winning brewery by diving into the many different styles of beer while chatting with the knowledgeable staff about each product's connection to Cape Breton and what goes into every pint.

    Breton Brewing prides itself on the consistency, drinkability, and variety of our award-winning beers, and makes a style to suit anyone’s taste. Passion cascades through every pour of this locally owned and operated craft brewery!

    Trivia Night  - Trivia in support of our local Charity of the Month. Call the taproom to reserve your table!
    Every Thursday from 6pm - 8pm
    $5 Cover Donation

    Music on Tap - Live music with local and traveling artists!
    Friday - 4pm - 7pm
    Saturday - 4pm - 7pm
    No Cover

    Check out our website for updated music listings and information on ticketed events.

    Look for our products in the NSLC and private liquor stores, as well as pubs and restaurants throughout Nova Scotia!

  • Bulwark Cider House
    Bulwark Craft Ciders/Muwin Estate Wines is an award-winning, owner-operated craft cider, non-alcoholic cider and fruit wine producer. Now in two locations: Bulwark Cider House in Halifax and our winery in New Ross, where we have been producing since 2012.

    Proudly one of the few cideries in Canada where apple pressing, fermentation and bottling are done onsite, local Scotian Gold apples are juiced and slowly fermented, resulting in a natural cider that’s never made from concentrate.

    Located at 1518 Dresden Row, our Halifax Taproom and retail store has something for everyone! While snacking on pizza and shareables by the fireplace or on our backyard patio, enjoy sampling from 16 taps of craft cider and local beer.

    Crafted for That Moment!
  • Burnside Brewing Company (Dartmouth)

    Inspired by the land, sea, and people, Spindrift Brewing Co. wholeheartedly embodies Atlantic Canada. Our hands are tough and our hearts are soft. Our friendships are strong, and our kitchen parties are rowdy. We share our experiences, hardships, and laughter. Connected by the unforgiving sea that surrounds us, Atlantic Canada has a distinct character and charm. At Burnside Brewing Company, we tap into that coastal spirit. Our passion for Atlantic Canada comes through in the beers we brew, the stories we tell, and the people we surround ourselves with.

  • Caldera Distilling

    Handcrafted in the historical shipbuilding community of River John, CALDERA pays tribute to the heritage of craftsmen and explorers of all Nova Scotia. Our award winning Hurricane 5 Whisky is shaped by the land and offers an approachable smoothness and unique character that embodies the spirit of the explorer, eye of the craftsman, and patience of the farmer. We believe in celebrating heritage that inspires conversation. Join us for tours, tastings, and shopping at our distillery and estate farm and enjoy a slower pace of life here on the North Shore of Nova Scotia.

  • Candid Brewing

    Candid is a place where people gather around kitchen tables, living room sets and antique TV's and record players. To listen to great live music, play games, and have candid conversations with new and old friends, with great beer... of course. We love what we do here at Candid and it shows in the service you get, the quality of beers you drink and the friends you will make.

  • Chain Yard Urban Cidery

    Chain Yard is the first urban cidery in Halifax making approachable, unique and traditional ciders using Annapolis Valley apples. We never use concentrate or artificial flavors. Our taproom has 12 taps dedicated to local cider and beer. Stop by for a tasting flight of our ciders,  as well as other Nova Scotia ciders and craft beer. Our taproom is also home to Unchained Kitchen who make great cider snacks, local oysters, and Nova Scotia food.

  • Coldstream Clear Stewiacke

    Coldstream Clear Distillery is a family owned and operated spirits producer in central Nova Scotia. The family tradition of distilling dates back to 1749 when Mr. Simon Giffin first settled in Halifax and practiced his trade as a distiller. Today’s products include a unique line of rum, vodka, liqueurs, and vodka sodas which focus on exceptional taste while making use of an abundance of local ingredients. Drop by the distillery to view and learn the fascinating process of fermenting and distilling quality spirits. Tours and tastings are always free of charge.

  • Coldstream Clear Antigonish

    A deep family history and an adventurous modern day endeavour brings you Coldstream Clear Distillery.

    The story begins with Simon Giffen, the first Giffen family ancestor to arrive in Nova Scotia. He came to Halifax in 1749, from Northern Ireland, and practiced his trade as a successful distiller. Little did Simon know the distilling tradition would be revived a full nine generations later.

    Today’s products include a wide variety of canned cocktails including vodka soda, lemonade, iced tea, gin soda & more. As well as top quality vodkas, rums, liqueurs, and rum cream. All are made with the finest ingredients and water from a natural artisan spring deep beneath rural Nova Scotia. Visitors to the distillery have the opportunity to taste any products they wish and learn the fascinating process of creating world class spirits.

  • Coldstream Clear Dartmouth

    The story begins with Simon Giffen, the first Giffen family ancestor to arrive in Nova Scotia. He came to Halifax in 1749, from Northern Ireland, and practiced his trade as a successful distiller. Little did Simon know the distilling tradition would be revived a full nine generations later.

    Today’s products include a wide variety of canned cocktails including vodka soda, lemonade, iced tea, gin soda & more. As well as top quality vodkas, rums, liqueurs, and rum cream. All are made with the finest ingredients and water from a natural artisan spring deep beneath rural Nova Scotia. Visitors to the distillery have the opportunity to taste any products they wish and learn the fascinating process of creating world class spirits.

  • Compass Distillers

    Compass Distillers is Halifax's only grain to glass distillery. We are dedicated to the place we live and the products we make. The two are inseparable for us. Being a craft distillery means starting with real ingredients and nurturing the product in every step of its creation. From milling and mashing Nova Scotia grain and raw ingredients like sugar and molasses, to fermenting, distilling and bottling. Everything happens right in our distillery on Agricola St in Halifax's North End. Stop in and we'll show you how we do it and what makes it taste so good.

  • Domaine de Grand Pré

    Domaine de Grand Pré is the oldest wine farm on the Canadian Atlantic coast, run by the Stutz family. Book a wine tasting, sign up for a tour of our vineyard or simply come and take a stroll in our magnificent gardens. Treat yourself to a meal in our Restaurant Le Caveau or a glass of wine on the patio, and soak up the atmosphere of ancient Europe in the heart of Nova Scotia.

    Turn this into a getaway by staying in our new inn and have sweet dreams in the heart of our vineyard.

    Note that tours are by reservation.

  • East Coast Cider Company

    If you are an East Coaster, then you get it. It's a lifestyle.
    At East Coast Cider Company, we believe using all 100% local fresh pressed Annapolis Valley apples and natural fruit in our flavoured ciders makes all the difference.  With our climate, rich farmlands and the highest tides in the world, the Annapolis Valley produces world class apples and we capture this goodness in every glass.

  • FirkinStein Brewing

    We offer a very personal experience. Firkinstein is a laid back kitchen party atmosphere with lots of stories and laughs. 99% of the time there is either an owner or someone who has been there from the start on site. Also, on weekends we offer the best place for live music around!

  • Gahan Nova Centre

    Gahan House Nova Centre has been brewing for 20 years and has won many awards over the years. Gahan House Nova Centre  has 15 of their own beer on tap including their own cider. From lagers to stouts to IPA's to Barrel Aged Beer, there is something for everyone. Our knowledgeable bar staff and bar manager are happy to talk beer with our guests. Not sure what beer to order? Try some of our sampler trays to find the beer that is right for you!

  • Garrison Brewing Co.

    Since 1997, Garrison has strived to create exceptional craft beer – real beer made with passion, hard work, and East Coast pride. Garrison beers are premium, distinctive, and always full of flavour, with an exceptional range – crafted in the historic and vibrant Halifax Seaport. From clean and crisp brews like Tall Ship East Coast Ale to boundary-pushing specialties like Pucker Up! Crafty Kettle Sour, each Garrison flavour is distinctive in taste and experience. Come visit us down at the Halifax Seaport to experience our “Seaport Hall” tasting room, enjoy a flight of delicious craft brews and soak in our unique atmosphere.

  • Garrison Brewing Co. – The Oxford Taproom

    The Oxford Theatre was a beloved icon from the streets of Quinpool and people of the North end, and it would be an understatement to say that watching the space go unused would have been devastating.

    The theatre opened in 1937 and is noticed as a landmark and an important part of Halifax’s history. From first dates, family outings and even a wedding venue, The Oxford Theatre holds fond memories for many Haligonians.

    Garrison Brewing recognized the importance of honouring the history of the building and made it his mission to commemorate the icon when developing and building The Oxford Taproom. The taproom radiates a cozy and vintage feel featuring an eclectic mix of artifacts and décor. From the classic Triumph motorcycle to the church pew seating and hand painted murals, The Oxford stays true to its roots.

  • Glenora Inn & Distillery
    Cradled in the picturesque hills of the Mabou Highlands, our unsurpassed view is perfect for gourmet cuisine.
    Savour the freshest of Nova Scotia and international cuisine in our pub and dining room, featured in Where to Eat in Canada. Celtic music and a dram of Canadian single malt whisky, Glen Breton Rare, lay the groundwork for your unique Cape Breton experience.
    Glenora Inn features 19 rooms and six highland chalets. You can also enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and private tastings.
  • Good Robot Brewing Co. – The Commons

    Welcome to Good Robot, a brewery, bar, beer garden and restaurant run by a pack of misfits in the heart of Halifax’s historic North End. Our beers are known to be eclectic, eccentric, and untrue to style, fraught with foraged materials, impulse decisions, and whimsy. We don’t make ‘craft beer’; we make beer (kinda). And we enjoy sharing our beer, our building, and our childish minds with our communities.

    In the summer, our GastroTurf (beer garden featuring AstroTurf) brings all the flavours of summer ales to the familiar comfort of a putting green. Year-round, we host oddball events, brew with the community, sponsor festivals, facilitate charitable incentives, and make questionable marketing decisions. Want to sit your bum somewhere and let your freak flag fly? Well, matey, set sail for Halifax's Most Questionable Brewing Experience.

  • Good Robot Brewing Company (Halifax)

    Welcome to Good Robot, a brewery, bar, beer garden and restaurant run by a pack of misfits in the heart of Halifax’s historic North End. Our beers are known to be eclectic, eccentric, and untrue to style, fraught with foraged materials, impulse decisions, and whimsy. We don’t make ‘craft beer’; we make beer (kinda). And we enjoy sharing our beer, our building, and our childish minds with our communities.

    In the summer, our GastroTurf (beer garden featuring AstroTurf) brings all the flavours of summer ales to the familiar comfort of a putting green. Year-round, we host oddball events, brew with the community, sponsor festivals, facilitate charitable incentives, and make questionable marketing decisions. Want to sit your bum somewhere and let your freak flag fly? Well, matey, set sail for Halifax's Most Questionable Brewing Experience.

  • Good Robot Brewing Company (Elmsdale)

    Welcome to Good Robot, a brewery, bar, beer garden and restaurant run by a pack of misfits in the heart of Halifax’s historic North End. Our beers are known to be eclectic, eccentric, and untrue to style, fraught with foraged materials, impulse decisions, and whimsy. We don’t make ‘craft beer’; we make beer (kinda). And we enjoy sharing our beer, our building, and our childish minds with our communities.

    In the summer, our GastroTurf (beer garden featuring AstroTurf) brings all the flavours of summer ales to the familiar comfort of a putting green. Year-round, we host oddball events, brew with the community, sponsor festivals, facilitate charitable incentives, and make questionable marketing decisions. Want to sit your bum somewhere and let your freak flag fly? Well, matey, set sail for Halifax's Most Questionable Brewing Experience.

  • Great Roads Brewing

    Great Roads Brewing (formerly Ol’ Biddy’s Brew House) is all about the beer, our community, and our friends & family – the people behind the pint.  We strive for Great Roads Brewing to be a pub known in our community as a friendly space with high quality beer and food.  With 15 taps, we have several year round beers, and a rotating selection of seasonal, small batch, or guest brews on hand. We are confident that we will have a beverage to everyone’s liking.

  • Hell Bay Brewing Co.

    Hell Bay Brewing Co. is a small, locally owned and operated Craft Brewery located in downtown Liverpool, Nova Scotia. We offer a high quality beer that is sure to satisfy both tourists and neighbors alike. Made using only the best malts, hops, and yeast, our beer is handcrafted in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. Our beers are unfiltered, to maintain the appropriate body and flavour for its style.

  • Hill Top Hops’ Brewhouse

    Hill Top Hops, located in beautiful Hants County, NS. Harvesting our first hop yard in 2016 and opening our brewery at the end of 2018.  The rustic and welcoming feeling at Hill Top Hops' Brewhouse is unique and always fun. We are a short walk away from viewing the amazing Tidal Bore, from the Herbert River.  The Brewhouse is also hooked to a great little farm market where you can enjoy many local offerings, after trying one of our many self-crafted, well-loved Craft Beer made with all local hops and small batch hard cider made from Annapolis Valley apples.

  • Horton Ridge Malt & Grain

    Horton Ridge is Nova Scotia's only malt house, and the only brewery in the Province to make its own malt. Horton Ridge practices the time honoured method of malting known as floor malting. Visitors can view the malting floor where organic grains are transformed to malt, the most important ingredient of beer. The rural setting of the taproom and patio allows expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy beers brewed on site, and by other breweries of the region, all of which contain malts made at Horton Ridge. CELTIC MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY 3-5PM. Also offering a food truck on weekends.

  • Ironworks Distillery

    Ironworks Distillery is located by the sea in the heritage town of Lunenburg. The building was erected in 1893 and for the next 110 years operated as a marine blacksmith shop, creating iron fittings for the sailing vessels built in the town. When we took over the building in 2009, we took the name Ironworks as an homage to its past. We continue the tradition of fine craft in our own way - distilling and infusing premium spirits and fruit liqueurs all of which are made with local produce. Come and visit us, for a complimentary taste of our products within our unique historical environment.

    Book your tour online today.

  • Island Folk Cider House

    At Island Folk Cider House we reach back for a nip of tradition and then bound forward to new frontiers to make tasty and creative ciders for good folks like you. Locally owned and operated, and proudly made with only the highest quality, local ingredients we've got what you'll love. Join us for a tasting and learn more about our ciders or soak up the sunshine while sipping a pint in our outdoor space. We are open year-round and can't wait to see you!

    *Pop up food trucks available during the summer months
    *Food from local restaurants delivered to your table year-round

  • King Street Beer Company

    King St. Beer was established in partnership with the Saltbox Brewing Co. and is founded on the same core values: community, cleanliness, good service and good beer. Our tap rooms aren’t just a place for you to share a drink with friends, they’re a place to celebrate the histories of the people who drink (and brew) there. As William Yeats said, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet.”

  • L’Acadie Vineyards

    Nova Scotia’s premier sparkling winery and the first certified organic winery.

    Taste the wines that brought international awareness to Nova Scotia sparkling wines.

    Bringing the art and science of experienced winemaking from the Okanagan, Niagara, Australia and California to each harvest to create crisp, dry, rich organic wines for you to enjoy.  Awarded multiple times at prestigious competitions including France’s Effervescents du Monde and London’s Decanter World Wine Awards.

    I invite you to visit our Gaspereau winery deeply rooted in warm rocky mineral-rich soil, an ancient seabed giving complex mineral and slight saline flavours. Tour our certified organic vineyard, taste terroir wines and learn what makes traditional method sparkling wine special. Purchase from our extensive portfolio of sparkling wines to celebrate your next special occasion or to brighten any day.  

    Bruce Ewert, Winemaker, Founder, Owner.

    Tastings and tours by appointment: Visit this link to book

  • Lake City Cider

    Lake City Cider produces craft cider using the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer, its apples! Our tasting room boasts 8 taps to explore variations of cider influences by the flavours of our province and produced in small batches in Downtown Dartmouth. Come in for a flight, a pint or some bottles to go.

  • Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

    Lightfoot & Wolfville is a Demeter-certified biodynamic farm-winery located in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast. The name of the winery - “Lightfoot & Wolfville” - represents the connection of people and place (Lightfoot is our surname and Wolfville being the name of the town), a relationship that is at the heart of everything we do. While our journey in wine growing first began in 2009 with the initial planting of grapevines, our family’s farming roots go back eight generations in the Annapolis Valley - four generations on our current home farm land where the winery sits today. Our focus is on cool-climate wines that speak of their origin, including traditional method sparkling wines, aromatic whites, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In addition to nurturing nearly 40 acres of grapevines for wine production, we operate as a working biodynamic farm that also grows ingredients for the winery’s farm-to-table restaurant, including heirloom vegetables, herbs, grass-fed Highland beef, Southdown lamb and Mangalitsa pork. Aiming to achieve self-sufficiency as much as possible, forage for the livestock is also grown on-site and waste materials such as grape pomace and livestock manure are composted and fed back to the soil. Our winery hospitality facility, opened in 2017, features a wine shop, tasting room and full-service event venue where we serve our wines alongside local in-season ingredients, connecting guests with the unique terroir of Nova Scotia.

  • Lightship Brewing Company

    Located in the New Town area of Lunenburg, just past the former home of Captain Angus Walters (along Tannery Road) you will find Lightship Brewing Company. A full restaurant and coffee shop on site, as well as a variety of craft beer and cider offerings.

  • Luckett Vineyards

    Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about. It’s never too early to start planning your visit, stop in and try our exciting lineup of wines and have an unforgettable dining experience in our Crush Pad Bistro!

  • Lunn’s Mill Beer Company

    In 1760, this beautiful part of the Annapolis Valley was known as Lunn's Mill, named after the major industry in the area: a bustling sawmill owned by John Lunn. Around this time, the Charming Molly set sail from New England carrying the first New England Planters. These intrepid people helped expand the community with farms and shops and in 1822 it was renamed Lawrencetown. We have 10 rotating taps of local craft beer and cider. Most beer is brewed on site, but we also feature other great selections from around Nova Scotia. Try a sampler flight, grab a glass of your favourite, or take a growler home with you. We also offer a simple menu of eclectic entrees and shareable snacks.

  • Maritime Express Cider Company

    Maritime Express Cider Co. is a cidery, taproom, and restaurant located in what was once the stone patio of an iconic railway hotel in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The taproom offers a place to taste and purchase a large selection of our artisanal cider, while also offering a menu of chef-inspired, seasonal dishes by Top Chef candidate Stephane Levac. Take a seat indoors in our beautiful, cozy stone room or outdoors on our second-story patio. Locals particularly enjoy the fried chicken sandwich, and the Saturday and Sunday brunches with bottomless cider champagne mimosas. For the craft beer lovers, we also have a rotating selection of our favourite craft beer from around Atlantic Canada.

  • Nine Locks Brewing Co. (Dartmouth)

    Nine Locks Brewing Company in Dartmouth is one of the top craft breweries in Nova Scotia. Offering a wide range of award-winning beers, limited batch/seasonal brews and Vodka Sodas, Nine Locks Brewing Company is a favourite with craft beer lovers across the region. A retail store stocked with clothing and accessories compliment a full range of cold beer available in cans, growlers and crowlers. Stop by for a sample and find your new favourite beer. Cheers!

  • Nine Locks Brewing Co. (Halifax)
    Nine Locks Brewing Co. Cold Beer Store & Tap Room is the second location for this award-winning Nova Scotia Craft Brewer. This fully stocked cold beer store also offers casual dining in a relaxed environment. Be sure to stop in and sample the ever-changing beer menu and limited small-batch beers only available on-tap and in growlers/crowlers to go.
  • North Brewing Company (Dartmouth: Ochterloney)

    North Brewing Company is all about great beer and an alternative approach to business. We are proud to brew our beer in the communities of Dartmouth and Cole Harbour.

  • North Brewing Company (Dartmouth: Portland)

    North Brewing Company is all about great beer and an alternative approach to business. We are proud to brew our beer in the communities of Dartmouth and Cole Harbour.

  • North Brewing Company (Timberlea)

    North Brewing Company is all about great beer and an alternative approach to business.

  • Oak Manor by Burnside Brewing

    Inspired by the land, sea, and people, Burnside Brewing Co. wholeheartedly embodies Atlantic Canada. Our hands are tough and our hearts are soft. Our friendships are strong, and our kitchen parties are rowdy. We share our experiences, hardships, and laughter. Connected by the unforgiving sea that surrounds us, Atlantic Canada has a distinct character and charm. At Burnside Brewing Co., we tap into that coastal spirit. Our passion for Atlantic Canada comes through in the beers we brew, the stories we tell, and the people we surround ourselves with.

  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Kentville)

    Faith & Begorrah!

    We are Nova Scotia’s pioneering and oldest craft brewery. In 1995 the only way we could enjoy a fresh craft beer was to brew it ourselves. We’ve been brewing and enjoying craft beer and cider with flavour and character ever since.

    Our team of craft brewers are passionate about showcasing a variety of beer styles and cold lagered local cider, and we focus on freshness. Beer and cider available to-go!

    Visit us and enjoy a pint at our Irish pub and cozy family restaurant with broad menu selection and friendly service!

  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Wolfville)

    Faith & Begorrah!

    We are Nova Scotia’s pioneering and oldest craft brewery. In 1995 the only way we could enjoy a fresh craft beer was to brew it ourselves. We’ve been brewing and enjoying craft beer and cider with flavour and character ever since.

    Our team of craft brewers are passionate about showcasing a variety of beer styles and cold lagered local cider, and we focus on freshness. Beer and cider available to-go!

    Visit us and enjoy a pint at our Irish pub and cozy family restaurant with broad menu selection and friendly service!

  • Painted Boat Beer Co.

    Painted Boat Beer Co. - the perfect choice for those who crave a crisp and refreshing beer. This clean lager is brewed with care and attention to detail, resulting in a smooth and easy-to-drink brew that's perfect for any occasion.

  • Payday Cider
    • Payday Cider

      Cidery • Canning
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Located in the heart of Canning, Pay Day Cider offers a quintessential Nova Scotia tourism experience. Our cidery tasting room welcomes guests into a warm, inviting atmosphere where they can indulge in the crisp, refreshing taste of locally produced ciders.  

    Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley, visitors can savour the rich flavours of our ciders, crafted from locally sourced apples, while soaking in picturesque views that embody Nova Scotia’s charm.  

    Pay Day Cider provides a unique opportunity to connect with the local culture, heritage, and the vibrant community of Canning, making it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the province. 

  • Planters Ridge Winery

    At Planters Ridge Winery we pay exceptional care to our grapes, growing varietals carefully selected to excel in our unique Annapolis Valley terroir. We are known for our aromatic white wines and well-balanced, silky smooth reds. Our tasting room, a stunning renovated 160-year old timber-framed barn rich with history, is open year-round for walk-in tastings and scheduled educational tours. We offer wine by the glass, as well as local food boards. Join us on our patio in summer, or by the fireplace in winter for a glass of uncompromising Nova Scotia wine in a serene locale. Taste the tradition and passion in every bottle.

  • Port-Royal National Historic Site

    Explore the Habitation at Port-Royal, a reconstruction of a small French compound and home to the original "Order of Good Cheer" founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1605. Imagine what life was like in this early French colony by talking with costumed animators as they go about their daily lives. Hear first-hand how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationship between the French and the Mi’kmaq during this period in time. One of the earliest French settlements in North America, Port-Royal lives on today as Canada's first major historical reconstruction completed in the 1940’s.

  • Propeller Brewing Company (Halifax: Gottingen St.)

    Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for 25 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality led to our India Pale Ale being one of the best-selling craft beers in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    This commitment to quality led to our India Pale Ale being one of the best-selling craft beers in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, PEILCC stores in Prince Edward Island, at all three Prop Shops, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.

    Visit our Tap Rooms where there’s always something fresh dreamed up by our head brewer, from hazy IPAs to crisp lagers and intriguing stouts. Try our line of Propeller Craft Cocktails, premixed cocktails in a can. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

  • Propeller Brewing Company (Bedford Tap Room, Cold Beer Store & Drive-Thru)
    Our newest location is set in the picturesque area of Bedford, NS.

    Just off the Bedford Hwy, the Bedford Prop Shop features a cold beer store and tap room with indoor and outdoor seating offering customers cold pints, craft cocktails, and soda.

    Don't feel like comin' in? No problem! We've got a convenient drive-thru for take-home brews, perfect for the after work commute!

  • Propeller Brewing Company (Dartmouth: Windmill Rd.)

    Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for 25 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality led to our India Pale Ale being one of the best-selling craft beers in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    Visit our Tap Rooms where there’s always something fresh dreamed up by our head brewer, from hazy IPAs to crisp lagers and intriguing stouts. Try our line of Propeller Craft Cocktails, premixed cocktails in a can. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

  • Propeller Brewing Company (Halifax: Quinpool St.)

    Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for 25 years. This commitment to quality led to our India Pale Ale being one of the best-selling craft beers in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, PEILCC stores in Prince Edward Island, at all three Prop Shops, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.

    Visit our Tap Rooms where there’s always something fresh dreamed up by our head brewer, from hazy IPAs to crisp lagers and intriguing stouts. Try our line of Propeller Craft Cocktails, premixed cocktails in a can. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

  • Raging Crow Distillery

    Raging Crow Distillery has produced National award winning spirits. They feature all-natural, small-batch, locally-sourced and handcrafted products. They have many unique products including their Spruce Tip Gin, Dill Pickle Vodka, Cajun Chocolate Liqueur, Haskap Gin, Nova Scotia's only potato vodka, and Honey Liqueur. This unique distillery is located in the heart of Nova Scotia, just outside of Truro. Check them out on Facebook or on their website www.ragingcrow.com

  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brewery

    Good times, great food and hand-crafted ales are served up daily at Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub. Our unique ten barrel gravity flow brewery located on site, is the only microbrewery restaurant on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves in brewing handcrafted full bodied craft ales, in the English tradition, using only quality fresh malted barley, hops, spring water and top fermenting yeast. Our high quality ales are served unfiltered, naturally carbonated and contain no adjuncts or preservatives. We're recognized as the social hub of the waterfront.

  • Saltbox Brewery

    Like the building of a historical Saltbox house, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of heritage and craftmanship found in Nova Scotia. In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home. The resurgence of craft brewing marks a renaissance of the kind of local brewing that took place before the industrial revolution – when making beer was a standard household chore as integral as baking bread.

    At Saltbox Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full-flavoured beer for consumption by the local community. Our motto: “Think social, and drink local.”

  • Saltbox Shining Waters

    We take great pride in creating unique, and wonderful craft beer, cider and RTDs made with high quality ingredients.

    Each of our products tells a story, representing the heritage around us, or a cause we believe in!  We enjoy creating these for you and hope you enjoy them too!

  • Saltbox Wolfville

    We take great pride in creating unique, and wonderful craft beer, cider and RTDs made with high quality ingredients.

    Each of our products tells a story, representing the heritage around us, or a cause we believe in!    We enjoy creating these for you and hope you enjoy them too!

  • Schoolhouse Brewery

    Located along the waterfront at the heart of downtown Windsor, Schoolhouse Brewery showcases their array of quality craft beer in a cheery, school-themed taproom. The “Classroom Taproom” offers a full experience where you can enjoy a pint alongside something from the kitchen, try a sample flight of all the offerings or browse the unique merchandise in the Brewtique. Don’t forget to take some of your favourite brews home with you and keep your eyes peeled for the yellow pencil taps at many other great watering holes around the province! Schoolhouse Brewery: The beer with class!

    Enjoy the outdoor (dog friendly) patio in the summer months!

  • Sea Level Brewing

    Millstone Harvest Brewhouse, home to Sea Level Brewing, is located a little off the beaten track in the community of Sheffield Mills and just a short drive away from Cape Split, Blomidon and Halls Harbour. Family owned and operated, our Brewhouse is surrounded by the lush acreage on which we grow most of our malting barley, some hops and other fruit inputs. This allows us to produce Uniquely Nova Scotian, Farm to Table Craft Beers and Ciders.

    In addition to expanding our production line up, this new location has a Taproom where we offer a full sensory experience.  Much like at your local winery, we offer Brewery & Farm Tours that allow you to see where your beer is grown & made.

  • Shipwright Brewing Company

    Lunenburg's first craft brewery, a toast to the shipbuilding heritage and shipwrights themselves past and present, whose craft has helped shape our town into the special and unique place it still is today!

    Keeping tradition with the talented artisans of our town, we strive to offer a superior world-class product crafted with pride and passion in small batches, focusing on quality each step of the way to create a brew that pairs perfectly with our picturesque surroundings!

  • Smokehouse Nano Brewery

    Come grab a seat in our new fully renovated Taproom in downtown Berwick! A once popular Bakery is now home to the ultimate Smokehouse experience. With 19 Taps available , there’s surely a beer for everyone to enjoy. All beers in the current Smokehouse lineup available, as well as our Harvest Cider. In house brews to be served exclusively on our Brewery Special taps, with style varieties changing regularly. There is also Two taps designated for Nitrogen conditioned beers to enjoy. The Taproom provides a cool, cozy place to sit and enjoy some quality craft beers made in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Small snacks available, outside food permitted.

  • Smokehouse Nano Brewery (Halifax)

    Agricola Street taproom is new to Halifax, opening June 2023. Craft beer, cider and seltzers are
    available in 12oz and 16oz glasses as well as flights. With 20 taps to choose from, there is something for everyone! Most of our products are available in cans and growlers for take out. Smokehouse Nano Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery in Berwick NS. A small brewery with a lot to offer!

  • Sober Island Brewing Company

    When travelling the Eastern Shore you're bound to get thirsty! Stop into our taproom and beer garden in Sheet Harbour, or our seasonal Beer Garden in Musquodoboit Harbour at the railway museum. We are happy to provide inclusive venues that are both accessible, as well as dog and family friendly! We frequently have live music and other events so check out our Facebook page or event calendar on our website.

    The brewing company was inspired by an Oyster Stout, which is our Flagship Ale, brewed with whole fresh Pristine Bay Oysters! We focus on brewing quality English style ales using local ingredients where possible. Our locations offer beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic options.

  • Steinhart Distillery

    Craft distilling is a rich Steinhart family tradition over 300 years in the making. Thomas Steinhart still remembers coming of age in rural Germany, where he spent many happy hours helping his grandfather stoke the wood-fired still. Though the fire has long since extinguished and the family farm has been sold, the joy of using natural ingredients to craft superb spirits is still ablaze in Thomas’ memory. Thomas Steinhart is a bold personality, with a flair for rebellion and living life on his own terms. Now, after travelling the world for work, Thomas is ready to settle down on his farm in Antigonish, NS, and revive his family’s heritage by launching Steinhart Distillery. When coming to Steinhart Distillery you will have the option to experience a tour of the distillery and taste some of our famous products. We have a wide range of cocktails on our menu; anywhere from gin and tonics to our special sweetheart drink. Not only do you get to experience our friendly staff but you get to enjoy our beautiful view of the northumberland straight. Come on out and give us a try.

  • Still Fired Distilleries

    We are a small batch craft distillery located in Annapolis Royal, NS. We are delighted to bring you high quality spirits from all natural, locally sourced ingredients that we hope you can share with friends and family time and time again. Our spirits are truly one of a kind because they are fermented, distilled and bottled on premise from the first "legal" stills to be built in Nova Scotia. Stop by for a free sample, a guided tour, and a chat.

  • Tangled Garden
    • Tangled Garden

      Distillery • Grand Pré
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Wander our garden, boozy popsicle in hand or—for the somewhat abstemious—a rose petal ice-cream. From century-old quince and pear trees to orderly rows of lavender, tarragon, rosemary, you will meet the fruits, herbs and flowers with which we infuse our liqueurs. Walk the labyrinth, enjoy the views of the Minas Basin, then stop into the shop to sample innovative concoctions from Spicy Cucumber and Dill to Damson Plum and Basil. Licensed for over ten years, we hand-craft liqueurs to add a fresh twist to your cocktail, enliven a sparkling wine, or elevate a simple desert to something scrumptious.

  • Tanner & Co. Brewing (Chester Basin)

    Traditionally Different... focusing on traditional German Ale recipes, yet keeping things interesting by experimenting with single batch nontraditional brews. A small brewery with an onsite vineyard in rural Nova Scotia.

  • Tanner & Co. Brewing (Duke St.)

    Traditionally Different... focusing on traditional German Ale recipes, yet keeping things interesting by experimenting with single batch nontraditional brews. The Duke St. taproom is an extension of our small brewery, located in the heart of Chester.

  • Tatamagouche Brewing Co.

    At our open concept brewery, we offer complimentary sampling as well as an ever changing menu of our organic beer available as 4oz pours ($2) each and 10 oz pours for $6 each. During brew days you are able to sit, drink and watch the brewer create the very thing you are drinking!  In 2014 we transformed the old butcher shop as well as the village library into the brewery, retail and tasting area. This two-headed place is our home and it inspired us to make good beer for good people. Beer that just happens to be a mix of the traditional and the unexpected. We are the Tatamagouche Brewing Company. Let's raise a glass to Pure Tatamagoodness.

    If you are travelling, please visit our website www.tatabrew.com and we will ship beer to your home, across Canada!

     

  • Church Brewing Company

    Good times are always brewing at Church!  From their brewery, restaurant, beer market, beer garden & patio to their live music, there is a sense of Nova Scotian flare.  Church Brewing is passionate about their opportunity to share premium craft beer with fellow Maritimers and anyone visiting our amazing province.  Things have taken off and their dedicated fellowship of beer lovers continues to thrive.  Their beer is distributed throughout Nova Scotia and the Maritimes.  Their commitment to full flavoured - premium beer and food, community involvement, inclusivity and sustainability is unwavering.  Come and experience their enthusiasm for sharing beer, food and good times.

  • The Common by Burnside (Truro Mall)

    Introducing Burnside Brewing's newest establishment, a Taproom and Retail Store stocked with packaged beer and merchandise. The communal patio, shared with The Local Hub Food Hall, can be accessed through a garage door.

    Pull up a stool at our bar or grab a pint to enjoy in the food hall! On tap you'll find Burnside Brewing's core lineup and limited releases.

    We have also curated a collection of our favourite local beverages, ask your server for our current selection. If you would like to enjoy more than two beverages, simply purchase food from our partners The Local Hub Food Hall.

     

     

  • Tusket Falls Beer Project (Halifax)

    Tusket Falls Brewery has expanded to the City!  Located in Halifax's North End, a short walking distance from downtown, you'll find a little piece of Tusket!  Offering all of our Hazy IPA's, creamy Porters, Pilsners and Fruited Sours on tap and in cans and some delicious food pairings to go along with them.  Both indoor and outdoor seating is available.  Stop by with your furry friends and enjoy our large covered, animal friendly patio!

  • Tusket Falls Brewing Company (Tusket)

    Tusket Falls Brewery has a large, two level, interior seating area with windows overlooking our production area. It boasts a beautiful deck space where patrons can indulge in our many styles of craft beer and enjoy the picturesque, rural setting of Yarmouth County; seconds off Highway 103. Come join us at Tusket Falls Brewing Company and experience some South West Nova Scotian culture.

  • Two Islands Brewing

    Two Islands Brewing was born from a love of beer and our community to create pleasing, approachable beers. Our beers are carefully crafted in small batches using only the finest malts, hops and yeasts with no added preservatives and are unfiltered for maximum flavour that will appeal to locals and tourists alike. We began as an idea of 4 local business people and quickly attracted community support. Our newly constructed facility is located in the heart of Parrsboro and was built to reflect the architectural heritage of our community along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.

  • Wayfarers’ Ale Ltd.

    The best spot in the Annapolis Valley to watch the world's highest tides! Watch the tidal Cornwallis River as it empties to expose the river bottom while enjoying a cold brew and some hot food on our taproom deck, or on our wharf. Located just minutes from Acadia University and historic Wolfville, experience the amazing tides, take a tour of the brewery, shop in our retail store for swag, growlers and canned beer, or sample our selection of brews. Make your trip to the Annapolis Valley a memorable one!

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