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The NSLC Festival of Wines 2018

Discover the wines of North America with this year’s Festival of Wines, as we take guests on a journey through Canada and U.S. wine country. Wines from around the globe will join award-winning labels from Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, California, and more. No matter what your level of wine knowledge is, there’s something for everyone at our Festival events throughout the week of September 25-29.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
All tickets are available online, in-person at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office and participating Atlantic Superstores, or by phone at (902) 451-1221 or Toll Free 1-877-451-1221. Service charges apply.

Proudly Nova Scotian: An Evening with the Winemakers 
Tuesday, September 25 | 6-9PM | Chives Canadian Bistro | $125 (taxes & tip included) | BUY TICKETS
Join three of our province’s renown winemakers for a truly Nova Scotian dining experience. A local-inspired menu created by Chef Craig Flynn will be paired with Nova Scotian wines and showcased alongside stories shared by Jean-Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge), Simon Rafuse (Blomidon Estate Winery) and Gina Haverstock (Gaspereau Vineyards). Learn more »

Discover the Wines of Washington Dinner SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 26 | 6-9PM | CUT Steakhouse | $140 (taxes & tip included) 
Now celebrating more than 50 years of winemaking, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s founders set out to prove that great wine isn’t only made in Italy and California when they pioneered the Washington wine region. Get to know the stories behind their award-winning wines as our expert host guides guests through a perfectly paired four-course dinner. Learn more »

Exclusive Tasting hosted by The Port 
Wednesday, September 26 | 6-9PM | Casino Nova Scotia | $85 (taxes included) | BUY TICKETS
A fantastic opportunity to taste and purchase a collection of more than 50 premium wines poured by our team of Product Specialists and specially curated by our wine buyers, Jennifer Katona and Peter Rockwell. All featured wines are exclusive to this event and won’t be found at our Grand Tastings. Plus, guests will have the chance to taste a few extra special wines at pop-up stations throughout the evening.   

  • Preview the list of wines to be sampled here.

Festival of Wines Gala 
Thursday, September 27 | 5:30PM | Cunard Centre | $180 (plus tax) | BUY TICKETS
Join Symphony Nova Scotia and this year’s special guest David Myles for a gourmet multi-course feast featuring award-winning wine and music. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the live and silent auctions, with all proceeds directly supporting Symphony Nova Scotia. 
Guests with dietary restrictions can reach out to Julie.Langford@myNSLC.com and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

  • Preview the menu here

Grand Tastings 
Friday & Saturday, September 28-29 | 1-4PM & 7-10PM | Cunard Centre | $65 (taxes included) | BUY TICKETS
Discover the wines of North America and beyond at Nova Scotia’s signature wine experience. Our flagship event is a wonderful way to enhance your knowledge of wine and sample exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else. There are over 350 wines to try from North America and around the world. Guests can purchase wines on-site or have products delivered to the NSLC of their choice for no charge. 
Please note: There is no longer an All-Access Pass option for our Grand Tastings. 

  • Preview the list of wines to be sampled here.

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Buyers' Picks Sneak Peek

We've pre-released a selection of our favourites from this year's Festival for you to explore.

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A taste of New World wines

North American wines are classified as New World wines. These wines tend to have rich and ripe fruit flavours thanks to their warmer growing climates.

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Get to Know Benjamin Bridge

Their collection of wines have helped raise the profile of NS terroir and its winemaking in Canada and internationally.

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Wine Discovery Guide

Use our Wine Discovery Guide to learn more about the styles of wine that fit you best.

Wine Discovery Guide

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Discover Tidal Bay

Since 2011, Nova Scotia wineries have been producing the region’s signature white wine style known as Tidal Bay.

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Host a Wines of North America Tasting

Bring your wine-loving friends together for a casual and fun wine tasting at your home.

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