The Vines

We farm 40 acres of vines on two distinct sites, one on the edge of the Town of Wolfville and the other in nearby Avonport. Both vineyards have breathtaking views of Cape Blomidon, and benefit from the Minas Basin's moderating impact on climate.

Another shared aspect of the terroir at both sites is the rare Wolfville Formation Soil that makes up a mere 3 percent of our province's soil spectrum. The upper root horizon consists of glacial till with coarse sandy loam, while the deep root horizon’s clay content provides ideal moisture retention.

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Lightfoot Home Farm Vineyard

Wolfville, Nova Scotia

The Lightfoot Home Farm is a nearly 70 acre farm just outside of the small town of Wolfville in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The property comprises 15 acres of grapevines, several acres of livestock pastures, hay fields, flower, vegetable and herb gardens, and 10 acres of untouched forest land. Our oldest vines are here; Chardonnay and L’Acadie Blanc planted in 2009. This vineyard also contains Riesling, Frontenac Noir and an experimental block of high density Pinot Noir. The soil of the upper blocks is a sandy clay loam. On the lower portion, there is sandy loam in the upper root horizon with schist and gravel providing great drainage and deep root exploration.

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Oak Island Vineyard

Avonport, Nova Scotia

This 24 acre vineyard, planted beginning in 2012, is located on Oak Island Road in Avonport, Nova Scotia, where the mouth of the Gaspereau River meets the Minas Basin. Grape varieties planted on this site include Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Scheurebe, Ortega, L’Acadie Blanc, Geisenheim-318, Siegerrebe, Gamay Noir, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Kékfrankos. Wild apple and oak trees surround the site. The low lying portions of this site that are not suitable for viticulture are kept as hay fields, providing winter forage for our livestock.