Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada's most eastern province comprising the Island of Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada's mainland sharing a provincial border on its western side with Quebec and the Atlantic. The opening to the Gulf of St Lawrence separates the two. Only the Island grows fruit producing wines.

Rodrigues Markland Cottage Winery

Markland , NF
Mail: P. O. Box 98
Whitbourne, NF AOB 3KO

Phone: (709) 759-3003
Fax: (709) 759-2086

Located 50 miles west of St. John's, the province capital. The estate original building was once a cottage hospital. When the hospital closed Dr. and Mrs. Marie-France Rodrigues moved in. Starting with only a desire to make blueberry wine as it was made in the past and offer employment opportunities in their community

Founded in 1993 as Markland Cottage Winery, Rodrigues Winery is Newfoundland's first winery and has continued to grow in both capacity and in the variety of wines produced from wild berries and pesticide-free fruit to become Canada's largest exclusively fruit winery. production in 2004 should produce 17 000 cases of wine

Markland Cottage makes 8 Exotique Wines from hand picked wild berries and fruit.
They also produce Kosher wines.

KOSHER/PAREVE certification is COR 530. All wines are KOSHER making only fruit wines. Blueberry, Cranberry, Lingonberry, Strawberry, Blackcurrants, Raspberries, plums, pears, Cloubberries.  Pear and plum  brandies. 

There wines can be found throughout eastern Canada, Alberta, New York State and Japan.
They also produce Blackcurrant, Cloudberry, Cranberry  Liqueurs. (Ice Berg Vodka  and Blueberry Ice Berg Vodka  soon to be on the market)

Winemaker: John .Rodrigues
Philosophy: dedicated to producing excellent wines spirits beverages for health and well being

The wines are produced from basic principals, we do not use chemicals and we use fruit that are natural  or organic. We make them so that we have a healthy beverage. we do not use sulfites.  Clean wines for health, well being and happiness

Auk Island Winery

29 Durrell Street,
Twillingate, NF
A0G 1Y0

Auk Island Winery is named in remembrance of the Great Auk that became extinct in 1844. It was the original Penguin and was found in great numbers around Notre Dame Bay and the Funk Islands. The winery is owned by Grant Young, who purchased what was formally known as Weil Winery Ltd.  The main label for Auk Island winery is Norte Dame Wine.

A unique feature of the winery is the use of Iceberg water to make the wines. They also use wild berries free of pesticides.

Their wines include: Black CurrantIceberg, Gooseberry, Crow Berry and Bakeapple Iceberg

Winemaker: Winston Jennings
Philosophy: Make a variety of wines from fruits and berries available.

Dark Cove Cottage Winery

PO Box 741
220 J.R.Smallwood Blvd 
Gambo NL A0G 1T0
Phone 709 674 4545
Fax 709 674 4565


Glenda Baker and John Bickerton started their vineyard in 1992. Gambo is located in central eastern Newfoundland, 40 km east of Gander and 294 km west of St John's They have tested over 45 varieties in the vineyard. The vineyard has 1,800 vines including Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Frontenac and Delisle.



6 Lewis Lane
Fleur de Lys, NL
A0K 2M0 Canada


“Springwine©”? It’s a new category of wine that is made from birch nectar or birch sap from birch trees, which is harvested in the spring of the year. Sap World was created by our CEO and Founder, Craig Lewis.  He read an article about birch sap and was intrigued by its
various uses and unlimited potential.


Gros Morne National Park of Canada
was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is an area of great natural beauty with a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities. Visitors can hike through wild, uninhabited mountains and camp by the sea. Boat tours bring visitors under the towering cliffs of a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers. Waterfalls, marine inlets, sea stacks, sandy beaches, and colourful nearby fishing villages complete the phenomenal natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National Park of Canada.

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