The Wine Shop at Lightfoot & Wolfville is currently open Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-5 PM and Friday & Saturday 11 AM-7 PM with strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. Our knowledgeable hospitality team will happily assist you with selections from our current wine portfolio, including several winery-exclusive products, custom merchandise and locally-made, handcrafted gifting items.
We are currently offering seated tasting flights at our Tasting Bar in line with Wine Shop hours. Walk-ins only at this time for the Tasting Bar experience.
Curbside pickup service is available upon request. Pickup orders can be placed online or by phone at 902-542-7774.
The ideal environment for a leisurely tasting flight or glass of wine while enjoying the iconic Cape Blomidon and vineyard view. Light snack options are available to complement the wine offerings, including cured meats and cheeses from our friends at Ratinaud. The beverage menu includes local craft beer, cider and non-alcoholic options. Weekly features will reflect the exciting dynamic of our growing season; what's fresh from our gardens and the broader Annapolis Valley.
Hours of Operation:
Please note the Wine Garden is weather dependent and available for walk-ins only.
Monday & Tuesday: Open 11 AM-5 PM (last call at 4:30 PM)
Wednesday & Thursday: Closed
Friday & Saturday: Open 1-7 PM (last call at 6:30 PM)
Sunday: Open 1-5 PM (last call at 4:30 PM)
We currently offer the following tasting experiences:
Tasting Bar - Seated tasting flights at the bar, in line with Wine Shop hours. Walk-ins only at this time for the Tasting Bar experience.
Self-guided tasting flights are also available through our restaurant beverage menu - see restaurant page for booking details.
Current Tasting Flight Options (3 x 2oz.):
Signature ($12) - 2019 Bubbly White, 2020 Tidal Bay, 2019 Rosé
Winegrower's ($14) - 2020 Terroir Series Gamay Noir, 2018 Brut Rosé, 2020 Terroir Series Scheurebe
Estate ($16) - 2015 Brut, 2018 Ancienne Pinot Noir, 2017 Ancienne Chardonnay
Private Tastings - Our private, guided tasting offerings are available by appointment, resuming the week of June 21st. Follow link for offerings and booking calendar.
The culinary program at Lightfoot & Wolfville is seasonally focused with hours and menus that adjust throughout the seasons. Our kitchen features fresh, local seafood and ingredients sourced directly from the Lightfoot family farm and gardens, centred around a woodfired oven. Beverage offerings include our own organic and biodynamic wines, seasonal cocktails and local craft beverages.
Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday
Wine Shop: 11 AM-5 PM
Wine Garden: 11 AM-5 PM - last call at 4:30 PM
Wednesday & Thursday
Wine Shop: 11 AM-5 PM
Wine Garden: Closed
Restaurant: 11 AM- last seating at 4 PM
Wine Shop: 11 AM-7 PM
Wine Garden: 1-7 PM - last call at 6:30 PM
Restaurant: 11 AM- last seating at 7 PM
Wine Shop: 11 AM-5 PM
Wine Garden: 1-5 PM - last call at 4:30 PM
Restaurant: 11 AM -last seating at 4 PM
Private Dining & Events
Abundant natural beauty, striking architectural design, and a reputation for warm hospitality makes Lightfoot & Wolfville a highly sought-after and memorable setting for events. Our distinctive and versatile venue spaces allow for a diverse range of possibilities for special celebrations, from social gatherings, to corporate meetings and elevated farm-to-table dining experiences. Our thoughtfully crafted, locally sourced menus and sommelier-guided wine selections are the perfect pairing for one-of-a-kind celebrations. All food service is fully catered in-house by our talented culinary team, featuring ingredients sourced from our on-site biodynamic farm and gardens. For private dining and event booking inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What safety measures have you put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
At Lightfoot & Wolfville, the safety and comfort of our guests, staff and community is always our top priority. We have implemented several new safety procedures and policies such as, but not limited to: enhanced sanitation and hygiene practices, with access to hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout the facility and the addition of a full-time custodian role to help carry out the required additional cleaning. We've also added a new full-time concierge position, to implement guest screening, contact tracing and to aid in the safe movement of guests to their destination within the facility. We've moved to an appointment based tasting model, hosting our tastings outdoors in the open air when the weather allows. We've installed several plexiglass barriers in close contact areas and have reduced capacity throughout the facility, adding physical distancing markers and signage as needed. Our staff are wearing masks while indoors and whenever six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained, and have received robust safety training regarding sanitation, physical distancing and understanding the symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms.
- Do winery guests need to wear masks?
Please note that effective Friday, July 31st 2020, following Nova Scotia government regulations, guests will be required to wear non-medical masks when visiting the winery. We ask that you please wear your mask upon entering the building, when visiting the Wine Shop and washrooms. Once you are seated at your table, or at your designated tasting area, you may remove your mask to enjoy your food and drinks. Our staff will also be wearing masks while indoors or whenever six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Are children / underage guests allowed to visit the winery?
Yes! Lightfoot & Wolfville is family friendly
- Are you dog friendly?
We welcome visitors with well-behaved dogs to a specific, grassed area of our patio with picnic table seating. As this area is uncovered, it is open on good weather days only, and we are unable to accommodate advance reservations. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis in line with our restaurant hours.
Please note that dogs are not permitted under our marquee tent, inside the facility or on the stone section of our patio. Dogs must remain on-leash at all times and must not be left unattended. If a dog becomes disruptive to other guests (e.g. excessive barking), they will be asked to leave.
- Do I need a reservation for the restaurant?
If you plan to dine with us, we strongly encourage you to make a reservation. Due to the nature of our climate, we only take advance reservations for our covered Marquee Tent dining area. Our uncovered patio seating is available on good weather days for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. Please see our restaurant page for a link to reserve.
- Do I need to pre-book my tasting experience??
We offer both appointment-style private tasting experiences and walk-in tastings, when available. Please see the "tasting" section on our visit page for further information on our current tasting offerings.
- What is your Tasting Cancellation Policy?
In the event that you are looking to make a change to an existing private tasting reservation or to cancel, please contact us directly at (902) 542-7774 or email@example.com. Tasting reservations can be modified or fully refunded up to 24 hours in advance.
- Do you accept large group bookings in the restaurant?
For our restaurant, we accept group bookings for up to 8 guests. For groups larger than 8 guests, please inquire with our Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the possibility of booking a private dining experience.