Call for Submissions: Nova Scotia Wines

Monday, March 25, 2024

The 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines program is now open for submissions.

“The wine industry in Nova Scotia is known for producing highly reputable wines that have been recognized at both national and international levels,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “Each winery and winemaker have put in long hours and tremendous amounts of work, particularly during seasons defined by extreme weather conditions. I am proud to recognize their efforts and the quality of their products through this award program.”

Established by former lieutenant-governor J.J. Grant in 2014, the award recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines. It also honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry.

The award is administered in collaboration with Taste of Nova Scotia and Wine Growers Nova Scotia (formerly the Winery Association of Nova Scotia). To receive submission details, please contact Emma Cassidy ( or Sacha Smith ( 

The deadline for submissions is May 17.