Call for Submissions – 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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 Wine Growers 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 14th, 2021.

The wines will be judged through a blind tasting process by a panel of 10 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 22nd, 2021.

The winning wines in 2020 were: 

- NV Crémant, Blomidon Estate Winery

- 2019 Riesling, Gaspereau Vineyards

- 2019 Tidal Bay, Gaspereau Vineyards

- 2014 Blanc de Blancs Brut, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

- Sparkling Rosé, Lüvo Life Company