There are now eleven producing wineries in the Annapolis Valley and three more in Gaspereau. One of them, Luckett Vineyards, is on the opposite side of the valley from our daughter Lindsey's house. Yesterday, Ruth and I took a walk across the valley and up the hill on the other side.
It's only 2 kms (1.3 miles) each way, but it's a good uphill walk to get there once you cross the river!
Luckett Vineyards only opened in 2010.
Beautifully landscaped property.
I guess Luckett Vineyards is an upscale winery. It's a beautiful property, well landscaped, and with beautiful views. Upscale prices as well. We didn't partake of any of the offerings ($2 a pound for apples?) but a tour bus arrived at the time and we noticed that those people had no shortage of money!
Beautiful views from Luckett Vineyards. And an old British phone box in the middle of the winery. The phone even works!
Interesting shop to wander around, but $20 a bottle is out of our price range.
Our daughter Lindsey says that you can get two free tastings, but we didn't see that mentioned anywhere. But I admit that we didn't ask, so perhaps they are available free. We did see a sign that said you could have 5 tastings for $7...again, out of our price range. The wineries we have been to in the U.S. have free tastings. Not sure why it's different here in Canada. Either way, it's an interesting place to visit even if you only come up here to wander around and enjoy the views.
View of Gaspereau Valley and the Bay of Fundy.
There's a tour bus that operates out of Wolfville that would be kind of fun. Unfortunately the season for this ended on October 13th or we would have done it! They take you to several wineries in the area, and that way you don't have to worry about drinking and driving. Info here.
Oh, good news on another note...we have been accepted by a couchsurfing host in New York City. We'll be staying in Upper Manhattan about two miles north of Central Park. Really excited about meeting our host there next weekend!