Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax
While in Halifax, take a day trip to Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotiaís premier wine and food destination whose beautiful scenery will delight you. Visit three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch. Then, head to Fox Hill Cheese House and Tangled Garden to sample artisan cheeses and unique jams, mustards and chutneys. Foodies and wine lovers will love this small-group tour, led by a local guide. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience. Youíll be picked up from your downtown Halifax hotel in the morning and taken on a 1-hour drive by comfortable vehicle to Annapolis Valley, located in the western part of the Nova Scotia peninsula.Your guide will take you to three award-winning wineries for tours and wine tastings. Start at Planters Ridge Winery, a rustic winery in Port Williams that’s housed in a 150-year-old restored barn. Soak up the beautiful countryside setting and tour the production rooms to learn about the winemaking process, from harvesting grapes to bottling wine.Around midday, head to Restaurant Le Caveau, named one of the worldís top 20 winery restaurants, for a two-course gourmet lunch. You can then take time to shop at the wineryís boutiques with your wine tote bag, a complimentary take-home gift. Head next to LíAcadie Vineyards, one of Nova Scotiaís only certified organic wineries. Taste their signature sparkling wines, which have won international fame, and learn all about organic farming. To compliment your wine tastings, youíll make your way to Fox Hill Cheese House, where youíll indulge in a selection of the dairy farm’s 20 fresh, locally made cheese varieties, including cheddar and Havarti. Youíll also visit whimsical Tangled Garden, where herbs and fruit are transformed into mouth-watering jams, jellies, mustards and chutneys. Enjoy some sumptuous tastings and feel free to purchase (own expense) any treats that catch your eye ñ theyíre sure to enhance any meal!After your tour, youíll be driven back to your Halifax hotel.