Port of Wines Festival
The Port of Wines Festival is Nova Scotia’s premier wine event, showcasing unique and award-winning wines from all over the world. This year will mark the festival’s 20th anniversary and, rather than focusing on a feature country, this year’s festival will be all about celebrating 20 years of sharing great wine with our customers. This year’s event will take place September 23-27th and feature a number of wines from France, Italy, USA, Australia and more!
Grand Tastings – Friday, September 25th and Saturday September 26th
Over 4,000 people attend the Grand Tasting sessions over the course of the two-day tasting event. Over 350 wines are showcased and available for sampling, with a large selection of festival-only offerings. Guests have the opportunity to purchase the wines they sample at the on-site store.
Session times are:
- Friday, September 25th 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Friday, September 25th 7:00pm-10:00pm
- Saturday, September 26th 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Saturday, September 26th 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tickets are $50 tax included for the afternoon tastings, $65 tax included for the evening tastings and $100 tax included for the All-Access pass, which gives you access to all four tasting sessions. Click HERE to purchase your 2015 Port of Wines Festival Tickets today! For a list of stores selling tickets, please click HERE, select your session and click ‘Find It’.
Start Planning Your Port of Wines Festival Tastings with our Web App at myNSLCevents.com
At this year’s Port of Wines Festival, we have over 360 wines from 12 countries for you to discover. Use our web app (myNSLCevents.com) to learn more about the wines, create a list of the ones you want to try and plan your evening with the event map. Not sure where to start? Check out the 10 self-guided tasting tours that will help you get started. Once you’re at the Port of Wines Festival, you can use this web app to rate wines, create a shopping list and even see what wines are the most liked so that you don’t miss a new favourite!
Winemakers’ Dinner and Auction – Thursday, September 24th
The Winemakers’ Dinner and Auction is one of Nova Scotia’s most prestigious celebrations of food and music. This event includes a four-course dinner with wine pairing and features a special performance by Symphony Nova Scotia’s full orchestra. A silent and live auction is held at this event, with all funds raised going to Symphony Nova Scotia.
This year’s Winemakers’ Dinner will be on Thursday, September 24th at the Cunard Centre and tickets are $180+tax per person for $1440+tax for a table of eight. For ticket inquiries, please click HERE.
An Evening with Winemakers from around the World – Wednesday, September 23rd
Discover new favourites during this specially prepared tasting and dining experience. To help bring the wines to life, chief winemakers and experts will take you through an experience of the senses, as we learn about the wines that are being tasted. This evening will help you unlock the mystery in the bottle, as you savour delicious, specially prepared food parings along the way.
This year’s dinner will be on Wednesday, September 23rd, at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, and tickets are $110+tax per person. For ticket inquiries, please click HERE.