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This day trip from Halifax will introduce you to three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings in Annapolis Valley, an area of great scenic beauty known as Nova Scotia's premier food and wine destination. You'll also enjoy a gourmet lunch and the chance to sample artisan cheeses and unique jams, mustards and chutneys. The small-group tour is limited to eight people.


  • Wine and food tour in Annapolis Valley from Halifax
  • Enjoy tours and tastings at three award-winning wineries
  • Dine on a two-course gourmet lunch at a winery restaurant
  • Sample artisan cheese at Fox Hill Cheese House and unique jams and chutneys at Tangled Garden
  • Take home a complimentary wine tote bag!
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax

Taste Wines at Several Nova Scotian Wineries

Ideal for foodies and wine aficionados, this small-group tour of one of Nova Scotia's pretty wine-centric destinations is led by a local guide. Pick-up is at your downtown Halifax hotel in the morning, and you'll ride in a comfortable vehicle for an hour to Annapolis Valley to visit three wineries for touring and tasting.

First stop is Planters Ridge Winery in Port Williams with a bucolic country setting featuring a 150-year-old restored barn. Your tour here focuses on the winemaking process, from harvesting grapes to bottling wine.

One of the world's top 20 winery restaurants is your next stop for a two-course gourmet lunch at Restaurant Le Caveau. There's time for shopping at the winery’s boutiques with your complimentary wine tote bag, a gift to take home.

Organic L’Acadie Vineyards is known for it sparkling wines. Sample some bubbly here and learn about the vineyards' organic farming practices.

Fox Hill Cheese House is where you'll savor some of dairy farm's 20 fresh, locally made cheeses -- a lovely complement to a day filled with wine tasting. You’ll also visit whimsical Tangled Garden for still more sampling, this time delicious chutneys, mustards, jams and jellies.

Your tour ends with a return trip to your Halifax hotel.

Customer Reviews

Craig W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

One of the reasons we enjoy traveling is the opportunity to meet new people and experience things that are part of others daily lives, if even for a moment. The day we had with Lila as our guide and the folks on this tour is a highlight in our travel memories. The small group aspect made it far more intimate in the exploration of a few of the 'off the beaten trail' places we were hoping for. Our expectations were exceeded! Lila is extremely knowledgeable on the history of the region as well as the offerings of the stops we made. The country-side is beautiful, the people were very friendly and accommodating, and the history is fascinating. The wines and foods we had the pleasure of trying were very well done. The wine region is very unique and they have made it their own. We highly recommend this for anyone for the all the reasons mentioned and the numerous other reasons time and space would limit. I cannot describe it in a way to do justice. Thank you Lila and the great people we met along the way!

Jane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a great day, our trip was made more interesting by our fellow passengers. The wineries were fantastic and went out of theor way to make our trip more enjoyable. The lunch was excellent and in a lovely setting. Our guide was excellent and very informative of the local area both in the history and local geography.
We had a great day and can highly recommend this trip.

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lila was an incredible guide. Extremely informative and fun! Highly recommended.

Lisa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful and very informative tour. Everything was well organized and coordinated with the three wineries, lunch, herb farm, and cheese factory. Our tour guide provided so much information about Nova Scotia's wine industry, its history, and its goals for the future. She was a great driver and a great hostess for the day. Several days later, we returned to one of the wineries for lunch because we felt it was the best meal we had had all week. I brought several bottles of wine back to the USA and will enjoy reliving the experience with others -- and encouraging them to go to NS. I know she did not plan the weather, but that was perfect too! Thank you for a wonderful tour, Leila hope I spelled your name correctly.

Robin K S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Lila wad exceptional! She was very professional and knowledgeable. The tour was very good and lunch also good. We would recommend this tour to anyone. Our in-laws from the UK were very impressed as well. Good job.

Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fabulous day
the tour guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. Knew t he history of Nova Scotia and how it was settled and how the wineries started - There were only 8 of us and we all got along really well.
the lunch was fabulous and we ended the day at this funky place called tangled gardens. I would highly recommend this tour and tour guide.
she was an excellent driver as well


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The trip was perfect. I enjoyed being in a small group - it was more personal and friendly. Our guide taught us a lot about how the wine industry got started in Nova Scotia and about the local grapes used in making the local wines. The wineries our guide took us to were all different, interesting and beautiful. The wines were fantastic and so was the cheese tasting and the lunch. I highly recommend this tour!

Lewis J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an excellent choice to learn history of Nova Scotia and of the wine industry here. Laila was an outstanding tour guide. Highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants to get a feel for the area and the people here. The stops are all interesting and beautiful to see.

tom a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

well planned great tour

Ashwin R A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fabulous. One of the best tours I have ever done on the planet. The guide Laila was beyond perfect when it came to knowledge of Wine and Food in the Annapolis valley and left learning a lot of new things. Whether you are a wine drinker or not, you need to seriously consider taking this tour. It is the best of the best

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