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, 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. 

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Oak Island Vineyard

Avonport, Nova Scotia

This 25 acre vineyard is located 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 and Kekfrankos. The low lying portions of this site that are not suitable for viticulture are used as hay fields, providing winter forage for our livestock.