Call for Submissions – 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry.

The award is administered in conjunction with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia. Those organizations will outline the submission process and criteria to their member wineries. Each winery is invited to submit up to three commercially available wines made with 100 per cent Nova Scotia grapes.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 10th, 2019.

The wines will be judged through a blind tasting process by a panel of 12 independent wine experts. Up to five wines will be selected for the award. The winning wines will be announced at an awards ceremony at Government House in Halifax on July 25th, 2019.

The winning wines in 2018 were: 

- Avondale Sky Winery – Martock, 2014

- Blomidon Estate Winery – Blanc de Blancs, 2010

- Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards – Ancienne Chardonnay, 2015

- Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards – Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut LD, 2013