If you’re a fisherman, you know there’s no feeling in the world like playing and landing a fish. Cast a line into one of the two ponds at Fox Harb’r, and you just might get to tangle with a trout. They’re fun to catch and make for a delicious meal.
Robertson Winery started in 1941 by converting a former missionary chapel. It is located in South Africa’s Robertson Valley, which is irrigated by estuaries of the Breede River. The winery sources grapes from 35 grape farmers from the surrounding area, some of them 7thgeneration.
Tusket Falls Brewing Co. is located about ten minutes out of Yarmouth, Southwest Nova Scotia. The brewery has a tasting bar and limited food menu. There is ample parking and the property is beautifully landscaped. Seconds off Highway 103, it is well worth a stop.
Icewine is the result of juice from grapes frozen and harvested at temperatures between -8 and -12C for at least eight consecutive hours. Freezing concentrates the juice and its sugars to a drop of liquid gold in the centre of the grape. Icewine was first bottled in Germany as Eiswein. However, Canadian winters are ideal for producing icewine and Nova Scotia is unparalleled.
While driving to Walmart in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, I noticed a sign pointing to a winery that I did not know existed. Although Elmwood Winery was closed for the season, the owners, Heather and John Cartwright, graciously invited me in. From their impeccably maintained organic (not certified yet) vineyard, I drove away with an L’Acadie blanc and this rosé, Les Rosiers, blended with the unusual combination of baco noir, muscat, L’Acadie blanc.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Let’s drink to a reindeer wearing a red jumper!
This Riesling hails from Nierstein in Rheinhessen, Germany. The climate there is dry and warm with soil high in mineral content. These grapes are harvested fully ripe and vinified in stainless steel. Fermented wine is left to lay on the yeast lees longer than usual (this is called aging sur lie) to create a richer, softer, creamy texture.
Construction is officially underway at the newest Fox Harb’r Resort residential development, Marina Landing, an enclave of only 12 sleek, two and four-bedroom Nova Scotia luxury homes right on the secluded Northumberland Shore, 90-minutes from Halifax.