Event Schedule

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 US 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. 

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
    Hosted by Jean-Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge), Simon Rafuse (Blomidon Estate Winery) and Gina Haverstock (Gaspereau Vineyards)
    Tuesday, September 25 | 6-9PM | Chives Canadian Bistro | $125 (taxes & tip included)

    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). 

  • Discover the Wines of Washington Dinner
    Hosted by Charles Bouthillier, Canadian Export Manager for the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
    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. 

  • Exclusive Tasting hosted by The Port
    Wednesday, September 26 | 6-9PM | Casino Nova Scotia | $85 (taxes included)
    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, Jenna Leblanc 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. 

  • Festival of Wines Gala
    Thursday, September 27 | 5:30PM | Cunard Centre | $180 (plus tax)
    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.

  • Grand Tastings
    Friday & Saturday, September 28-29 | 1-4PM & 7-10PM | Cunard Centre | $65 (taxes included)
    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.

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