Wine Blog

2020 Fox Harb’r Tidal Bay

75% L’Acadie Blanc / 17% Riesling / 8% Muscat/ 12.5% alcohol This impressive Tidal Bay was tasted shortly after bottling. It will only get better over the next few months. The strong acidity and multitude of expressive flavours will allow it to age and integrate over the next two or three years. I tasted over …



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Fox Harb’r Resort Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

For the past several years Fox Harb’r Resort has earned the “Award of Excellence” Wine Spectator Restaurant Award designation (symbolized with one wine goblet on the logo). In 2019 and 2020 we were awarded “Best of Award of Excellence”, the middle of a three-tier award system symbolized with a two-goblet logo. Wine Spectator has been evaluating wine …



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1997 Penfolds Grange, Barossa Valley, South Australia

The legendary Grange story starts in 1950 when Penfolds sent their winemaker, Max Schubert, to Spain to research fortified winemaking. Being a lover of red still wine, Max took a side trip to Bordeaux, France where he was hit with a revelation, inspiring him to go home to South Australia and create a “great Australian red …



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Ferreira Vintage Port 1960

Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Norte, Portugal A few times in life, we are offered a special tasting experience. Such was the case after a lovely end-of-season dinner with a friend who opened the cupboard and pulled a 1960 Ferreira Vintage Port. Being a sommelier at Fox Harb’r with such an extensive wine program and …



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Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018

Schug Winery was founded 40 years ago when Walter Schug, a German-born Napa wine pioneer decided to leave his position as founding winemaker at the esteemed Joseph Phelps Vineyards. He emigrated to California from Assmanshausen, a Pinot Noir-growing region in the Rheingau. Although Schug Winery and Vineyards were created from a passion for Pinot Noir, they …



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Grosjean, Petite Arvine 2018

It is always exciting to explore an off-the-beaten-track wine and Petite Arvine fits the bill. This white grape only grows in Valais, Switzerland and Vallée d’Aoste DOC which has the highest elevated vineyards in Europe. Situated in the extreme northwest Italy just north of Piedmont and surrounded by the Alps. Because of such high elevation, …



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NV L’ACADIE BLANC, CHARDONNAY JÕST VINEYARDS

JÕST VINEYARDS, located 20 minutes from our Fox Harb’r Resort on Nova Scotia’s North Shore is one of the original wineries in our province. If Nova Scotia has a signature grape, it is L’ACADIE BLANC. Hybridized in Ontario’s Niagara region, this varietal was brought to Nova Scotia by Domaine D’ Grand Pré and named “L’Acadie”.  It is probably the …



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Nova Scotia has long been known for producing delicious Tidal Bay wine. That's why we decided to start a vineyard to make our own take on the appellation.

2018 Fox Harb’r Vineyards Tidal Bay, Wallace, Nova Scotia

Tidal Bay is Nova Scotia’s first and only appellation for white wine. As a matter of fact, it is Canada’s only appellation wine! Of the 25 wineries in Nova Scotia, Fox Harb’r is the lucky thirteenth to produce a Tidal Bay. This vintage was created by Gina Haverstock, winemaker from our partners at Devonian Coast.



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Painted Wolf, The Den Chenin Blanc 2017

This 100% chenin blanc (in South Africa also known as steen) is from Swartland in the Western Cape’s coastal region of South Africa. Chenin blanc is native to The Loire, France, but there is more of it planted in South Africa than in The Loire.

Painted Wolf Wines is named for the painted wolf, is another name for wild African carnivorous hunting dogs. They are an endangered species most easily recognized by patches of different colours on their bodies. Although predatory, they are very social and playful. Their home base hangout is in dens where they bond and relax.



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Cabernet Franc, Vallée Loire

This interesting cabernet franc is raised on the hilltop of Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg in Loire’s Anjou-Saumur region. The wine is produced by Caves des Vignerons de Saumur, which is a co-op of more than three hundred growers and vintners. Bottles and barrels of wine are stored in endless underground caves, which are the result of limestone being quarried to build various Château in the area.



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