Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards
Situated on Cape Breton’s Bras D’Or Lakes, Eileanan Brèagha is Nova Scotia’s northernmost estate winery. Eileanan Brèagha is Scottish Gaelic for “beautiful islands.” The vineyard was named in homage to the owner’s Gaelic heritage and for the majestic view of the numerous small islands in the Bras d’Or Lakes which can be seen from the property.
In 1993, John Pratt planted the first grape vines in Marble Mountain. Originally known as “Côte de Bras D’Or”, the vineyard sits on a 200-acre former homestead property overlooking the Lakes.
Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards is Nova Scotia’s northernmost estate winery. The Bras d’Or Lakes provide a moderate maritime climate, and a growing season that spans late spring to deep fall. Marble and limestone in their soil provide a unique terroir, adding a distinct flavour to their collection of wines.