The wine shop at Lightfoot & Wolfville is open Friday-Sunday 11 AM-5 PM throughout April. Our knowledgeable hospitality team will happily assist you with selections from our wine portfolio, including offerings from our winery-exclusive Small Lot series. Custom gift wrapping, branded merchandise and locally-made, handcrafted merchandise items are also available.
At Lightfoot & Wolfville, we welcome guests to explore our wines through a range of unique tasting experience options. Enjoy a self-guided flight at your own pace alongside seasonal bites on our Wine Garden or Restaurant patios. Engage with our knowledgable and passionate wine hosts over a guided flight in our Tasting Room. For the most comprehensive experience and access to our most premium wines, join us for a private tasting booking, held in our Discovery Room.
The culinary program at Lightfoot & Wolfville is seasonally focused with hours and menus that adjust throughout the seasons. Our kitchen features local seafood, woodfired pizza and ingredients sourced directly from the Lightfoot family farm and gardens. Beverage offerings include our own organic and biodynamic wines, seasonal cocktails and local craft beverages.
Our restaurant will reopen for the 2022 season on Friday, May 6th.
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.
Our seasonal Wine Garden patio is the ideal environment for a leisurely glass of wine or self-guided tasting flight while soaking in the iconic Cape Blomidon and vineyard view. Light bite options are available to complement the wine offerings. Weekly features reflect the exciting dynamic of our growing season; what's fresh from our gardens and the broader Annapolis Valley. The beverage menu includes our own organic and biodynamic wines, local craft beer, cider and non-alcoholic options.
The Wine Garden patio will reopen in the summer of 2022.
- 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 aid in the safe movement of guests to their destination within the facility. Our staff have received robust safety training regarding sanitation, physical distancing and understanding the symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms.
- Do winery guests need to wear masks?
As of March 21st 2022, given the removal of the mask mandate by the province of Nova Scotia, it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask when visiting the winery. As per Public Health recommendations, we strongly encourage our guests and staff to continue masking and will continue to provide disposable masks at the winery entrance for those who choose to wear them.
- Do winery guests need to show proof of vaccination?
No. As of February 28th 2022, it is no longer mandatory to show proof of vaccination to take part in non-essential activities within Nova Scotia.
- Are children / underage guests allowed to visit the winery?
Yes! Our liquor license allows us to welcome all ages to the property and we are family friendly. Please see our "restaurant" page for a sample of our kid's menu.
- 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 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. While we do accept walk-ins when availability allows, we oftentimes reach capacity in the restaurant. 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 private 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.