Wine Tasting at Avondale Sky
Yesterday my buddy Raoul and I visited Avondale Sky Winery in Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. This quaint winery is built in a restored church and has spectacular tasting room. The tasting bar is built right in the centre of the church and maintains the same shape and feel of original elements in the church. Light streams through the original stain glass windows.
We tasted 5 different wines:
The Tidal Bay and the Lavendar were my favorites. The Tidal Bay was unlike any of the other I’ve tasted, it is much drier and crisp with smooth finish. I tasted green apple with a light citrus. Ben Swetnam, the winemaker, informed us that he chose to highlight only two Nova Scotia grapes, the L’Acadie and Geisenheim, as opposed to the other Tidal Bay’s that typically have at least 3 different grapes. The Lavender Rosé on first sip was very dry like raw cranberries, but paired with a cracker and smoked seasalt it mellowed out and tasted like stone fruits with light spices. It’s made from Leon Millot grapes grown on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Avondale Sky winery is a beautiful spot and I highly recommend visiting. Directions to Avondale Sky Winery