Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard Retail Facility Grand Opening September 24
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard has practiced biodynamic viticulture in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since 2009. Specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling and other German-styled whites specifically selected for their microclimates, they create “hand-crafted, small batch wines” from Demeter certified grapes.
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard includes more than 35 acres of vines on two sites, one on the edge of Wolfville and the other in nearby Avonport. Both vineyards have breathtaking views of Cape Blomidon, and benefit from the Minas Basin’s moderating impact on climate. Another shared aspect of the terroir at both sites is the rare Wolfville Formation Soil that makes up a mere 3 percent of our province’s soil spectrum. The upper root horizon consists of glacial till with coarse sandy loam, while the deep root horizon’s clay content provides ideal moisture retention.
The Lightfoot & Wolfville website (http://lightfootandwolfvillewines.com/)states:
“For us, wine growing is also a long-term opportunity to indulge, close-up, our fascination with the wonderful complexity of the natural world. Likewise, our winemaking is about a return from modern, large-scale methods to classic, hands-on viticulture and oenology: 100 percent hand-harvesting, traditional basket press production, indigenous wild yeast fermentations, and fine French oak barriques for aging.”
On Sunday, September 24, 10am-6pm, Lightfoot & Wolfville vineyards celebrates the grand opening of their retail facility, including complementary barrel cellar tours with winemaker Josh Horton 1-3pm. The address is
11143 EVANGELINE TRAIL WOLFVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA B4P 2S3 CANADA