Here are three wineries going above and beyond in their efforts to be ecological:L'Âcadie VineyardsGaspereau Valley, RR#1 Wolfville, NS (902) 644-2415Certified by national organic association OC/PRO, which also certifies Just Us! Coffee, is LÂ’Acadie. The winery is operated by Bruce Ewert who also heats his operations using a geo-thermal source. Look for LÂ’Acadie wine in the liquor store starting in May 2008.
Benjamin Bridge Vineyards â€¨1358 Davidson St.RR#1 Wolfville, NSNow in the process of having the operation certified organic, the owners are designing a winery that they hope will receive LEED certification, the independent green building rating system.
Ste. Famille Wines9 Dudley Park Lane Falmouth, NS, 800-565-0993Growing grapes for 27 years and in operation as a winery for 18, Ste. Famille Wines has never used an insecticide in the production of its wine and itÂ’s been a while since their vineyard saw a chemical fertilizer. They try to reach organic standards as much as possible and are in the process of applying for organic certification for some of the wines.
If these arenÂ’t available, try wines from these other quality Nova Scotia wineries:Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Hwy 221Canning, NS 1-877-582-7565
Gaspereu Vineyards 2239 White Rock RoadGaspereau, NS 902-542-1455
Grand PrÃ© Wines 11611 Highway 1PO BOX 105Grand PrÃ©, NS 1-866-GPWINES
Jost Vineyards 48 Vintage Lane Malagash, NS 902-257-2636
Lunenburg County Winery RR#3 Mahone Bay, Newburne, NS 902-644-2415
Petite Riviere Vineyard 1300 Italy Cross Road, Crouston, NS 902-688-2295
Williamsdale Winery RR#1 Williamsdale, NS 1-800-439-1224