A love of wine brought Ontario natives Lisa Law and John McLarty together. A Google search for “wineries for sale” brought them to Nova Scotia. More precisely, to a 150-year-old farm perched atop the sandy-clay slopes of Port Williams, overlooking the Annapolis Valley dyke-lands. Arriving in 2010, they immediately set about planting vines and renovating the farm’s original timber-frame barn to ready if for winemaking and a tasting room.
Lisa and John are believers in the concept of vineyard oenology — the philosophy that wine is made in the vineyard. To that end, they’ve dedicated themselves to becoming true wine growers, paying careful attention to every step of the grape’s journey to production. But that certainly doesn’t mean they leave the rest to chance. They’ve also invested heavily in state-of-the-art winery equipment, allowing them to summon the best from every grape harvested. For a young estate, Planters Ridge offers an impressive range of styles that signal great things to come for this artisanal winery.
Planters Ridge offers a range of reds, whites and a rosé, as well as specialty products that include mead, sparkling mead and a rummed cider.