Did you know that the Gaspereau Valley—located on the Bay of Fundy—has a cool coastal climate that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Champagne region of France? Realizing that he could harness this special climate to create world class Méthode Classique wines, Benjamin Bridge co-founder Gerry McConnell has spent the last decade perfecting his distinctive variety of sparkling wines, right here in Nova Scotia. But what makes local Benjamin Bridge sparkling wine so unique?
Many people say it’s the fact that their wines display all the hallmarks you would expect from a classic prestige cuvées from Champagne, but with a decidedly Nova Scotian twist. “They are, without question, the best sparkling wines I have tasted in Canada,” says Tony Aspler, Canada’s most renowned wine authority.
Benjamin Bridge’s collection of handcrafted fine wines, including their perennial sell-out Nova 7, together with their sparkling wine program, have helped raise the profile of Nova Scotia terroir and its winemaking in Canada and internationally.
Look for local Benjamin Bridge sparkling wines and limited edition luxury wines in your local NSLC store.