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Blomidon Estate Winery
10318 Hwy. 221
P.O. Box 208
Canning, NS B0P 1H0
The winery Is nestled on the edge of the Minas Basin, near Canning, in the picturesque Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.
The steep face of basaltic North Mountain shelters the valley from the adjacent Bay of Fundy and rises to almost 1000 feet in elevation in some parts. The granitic South Mountain also rises to similar elevation and shelters the valley from the climate of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 kilometres further south on the province's South Shore . The shelter provided by two mountainous ridges has produced a "micro climate" which provides relatively mild temperatures for the region and, coupled with the fertile glacial sedimentary soils on the valley floor, the region is conducive to growing vegetable and fruit crops. Particularly famous for its apple crop, the valley hosts in excess of 1,000 farms of various types, the majority being relatively small family-owned operations. The valley has become famous for it's wines Blomidon is a rising star of the Valley and Nova Scotia.
The original vines were planted in 1986 as part of an experimental vineyard and later sold to Jost Winery;
They opened the winery in 1997. In 2008 it was sold to the Ramey family. Marilyn Ramey is president
The unique climate of the Minas Basin allows for the grapes to thrive, tides influence the temperature and air movement. Gentle south-facing slopes allow for great drainage and maximal sun exposure. The sandy soil is also beneficial. All of which contributes to the production of award winning wines
Estate award wines, include Chardonnay, L'Acadie Blanc and Baco Noir.
Known for producing the first 100% Nova Scotia Chardonnay, Blomidon Estate Winery set a new standard as the first winery outside Ontario or British Columbia to win a medal at the 2009 All Canadian Wine Championships in the Chardonnay category. They also produce a rather goo Vidal icewine
We are committed to making the best quality wines from our vineyards. Our vineyard management is very hands on, from fruit thinning to green harvesting and then hand harvesting, our goal is to produce 100% Nova Scotia estate grown grapes which meet the high standards necessary to produce a limited amount of very good quality wine. Are you wondering why we call our premium wines "Estate" wines? Our goal is to grow all of our grapes at our two vineyards. By controlling the quality of the grapes we thereby control the quality of the final wine product. Hence "Estate" grown and bottled wine.
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