If you're looking for something new to try, Nova Scotia has its own wine, Tidal Bay, that's unique to the province and can't be made anywhere else in the world!
You can also find great wines from Nova Scotia where over 20 wineries work to produce tasty stuff to sip on, including the province's signature vino.
The province's wine country is actually hailed as the smallest wine region in Canada and the one with the coolest climate!
It's even been called "Canada's original wine region" by the province’s winery association.
While grape growers in the province make many kinds of wines, there is particular importance placed on a style of wine that's unique to Nova Scotia, Tidal Bay.
It's dry to off-dry, fresh and crisp in acidity and has an 11% alcohol by volume which makes it pair well with seafood dishes that are famous in the province.
The name Tidal Bay is "strictly regulated" and can only be used for non-sparkling white wines that are produced from 100% Nova Scotia grapes.
Any winery in the province can make it as long as a few requirements set out by Wine Growers Nova Scotia are met.
To be given the name Tidal Bay, a wine must be made from 100% Nova Scotia grapes and then have specific primary and secondary grape varieties, a certain amount of residual sugar and little to no skin contact or influence of new oak.
Also, the wine has to be vintage-dated and approved by a five-person tasting panel!
Since there are so many grapes available for wineries to use in the making of Tidal Bay wines, there can be a lot of unique flavours.
According to Wine Growers Nova Scotia, the most common aromas and flavours include peach, apricot, pear, green apple, citrus, candied ginger, mint and flowers.
Tidal Bay gets its name from the Bay of Fundy which is one of Nova Scotia's natural wonders and where some of the highest tides on Earth happen.
Nova Scotia's wine region also produces sparkling wines, white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, icewine and Cabernet Franc rosé.