It all started in the year 2000, when green-grocer turned grape-grower, founder Pete Luckett, bought a beautiful 92-acre farm in Wolfville and started planting some experimental grapevines. The land overlooks the magnificent Gaspereau Valley, where gentle Maritime breezes, ocean tides, and brilliant sunshine come together to create the perfect terroir for grape growing. Fast forward to 2011: Luckett Vineyards opens its doors to the public for the first time. Today, they produce over 15,000 cases of wine per year and host over a quarter million guests from all over the world.
Pete’s daughter Geena - having graduated from Halifax’s Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Management degree, coupled with her years of experience working at wine shops and vineyards locally and abroad - now runs the winery as General Manager and co-owner. The Luckett Vineyards family is now over 70 people strong, including winemaker Mike Mainguy and vineyard manager Marcel Kolb, both of whom have been a part of the team since the very beginning.
Luckett Vineyards is widely known for their diverse lineup of wines. They first gained traction as an early champion of Nova Scotian reds during a time when the province was not particularly well known for such. They found great success in particular with their long-admired flagship wine, Phone Box Red, who’s namesake comes from the iconic red phone box that sits in the centre of the grape fields (did you know it’s fully functioning and free to use?). Along with crowd pleasers like their Unoaked Chardonnay and award-winning Tidal Bay, Luckett Vineyards excels in innovation with exciting products like their refreshing canned rosé, Hair of the Dog, and the brand-new soon-to-be staple of summer, Rockrose Spritzers. The new ready-to-drink spritzers are deliciously light, perfectly portable, and 100% Nova Scotia in a can.