Cape Split

A valley full of experiences

Embark on an adventure within the region of Old Orchard and the vineyards gracing the Annapolis Valley. Here, amidst sun-soaked summers and lingering autumns, our wines emerge with a vibrant crispness, lively acidity, and intricate aromas, harmonizing effortlessly with the subtle notes of our fertile landscapes and pristine coastal waters. These wines are not mere libations; they embody the essence of Nova Scotia, consistently earning accolades for their unique identity.

In the span of the last 19 years, our viticultural landscape has bloomed, proudly hosting over 20 wineries in Nova Scotia, a number that burgeons with each passing year. Immerse yourself in the narrative of Nova Scotia wines, a tale woven by passion and the very terroir that makes us distinctive. And for those discovering our region for the first time, beyond the vineyards lies a tapestry of experiences waiting to be unraveled in Nova Scotia’s captivating embrace.

Here are a few wineries in the area:

Domaine de Grand Pré Winery

At Domaine de Grand Pré, we take great pride in making the finest Nova Scotian wines. We have worked hard to develop special Nova Scotian wines that are unlike any others in the region and whose crisp flavour comes from using only 100 per cent Nova Scotian grapes. We have created unique varieties that are suited to the Maritime region. We grow specialty grapes that were developed for Nova Scotia climate and landscape. The results are apparent in our array of award-winning vintages, which wine lovers across Canada and around the world appreciate.

Luckett Vineyards – Gaspereau Valley

Luckett Vineyards is excited to be making headway with exciting varietals well suited to the area’s special growing conditions. The unique tidal airflow from the Bay of Fundy provides mild temperatures year-round, preventing late frosts in the spring and early frosts in the fall. In addition to providing a generous micro-climate, the dramatic land formations allow spectacular vistas.

Nestled in the hillsides of Nova Scotia’s enchanting Gaspereau Valley, the winery is beautifully positioned to take advantage of a fertile terroir, and enjoys stunning views overlooking the Minas Basin and Blomidon.

Gaspereau Vineyards – Gaspereau Valley

The first winery to establish in the valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is situated on the edge of a picturesque, 35-acre vineyard. Best known for outstanding Rieslings, Gaspereau Vineyards specializes in fruit-forward, terroir driven whites, and earthy, robust red wines. In the vineyard, cellar and boutique, the Gaspereau team is dedicated to providing guests with a complete and personal Nova Scotian wine experience from grape to glass.

Seasonal Activities

The Old Orchard Inn is ideally located around 12 Annapolis Valley Wineries.
Winter activities include exhilarating recreation on snow-covered hills and trails.
Summer is non-stop in the Annapolis Valley including the world-famous Apple Blossom Festival.
The Annapolis Valley is host to many of Nova Scotia’s popular and scenic trails.