Nova Scotia is an emerging wine region, but it's growing fast and taking the wine world by storm! As proud Nova Scotians, we have a duty to understand this budding industry of ours - and help others get to know it, too!
For this reason, we are so excited to offer our second Wines of Nova Scotia course at Obladee. This is a 6-week, in-depth course designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Nova Scotian wine, Nova Scotian terroir and the food that goes with it!
Class will be held each Tuesday evening from 6-8:30 July 7, 2020 - Aug 4, 2020 with a day trip to the valley Sunday Aug 9! Each class will include a full lecture with detailed notes, along with regional wine and food pairings. A comprehensive course manual will be provided for you to keep.
The course is developed and led by Sommeliers Heather Rankin (co-Owner) and Erin Beazley with food pairings designed by head Chef Josh McCarty.
A general outline is detailed below:
History of Winemaking in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s Wine Industry Today
Regional Overview: Wine Growing Areas
Main Grapes & Wine Styles
Bear River Valley
Avon River Valley
Malagash Peninsula/Northumberland Strait
Marble Mountain/Bras d’Or
LaHave River Valley
Nova Scotia Wine Industry Today
Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS)
Tidal Bay: Nova Scotia’s Appellation Wine
Traditional Method Sparkling Wine
National/International Awards & Recognition
The Future of Nova Scotia Wine
Tasting: Specialty Wines & Food Pairings
Chartered Day Trip to The Annapolis Valley (Sun, Aug 9)
- Private Viticultural Tour and Cellar Tasting with two local Winery Owners and Winemakers. Transportation to and from the city, and lunch, is provided