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April 12, 2023 | L'Acadie Vineyards

Earth Day- be a part of the solution

Earth Day: April 22, 2023

Atmospheric CO2: 420ppm



We all want to be part of the solution to help Mother Earth. If you were born in the 60’s, atmospheric CO2 was 320ppm, now it’s 420ppm. We are on the wrong path, as NASA describes in this dramatic graph.


 L'Acadie Vineyards makes organic and vegan wines, from soil to glass, for people who care. Delicious healthful wine that you'll be proud to serve for memorable occasions knowing that you are part of the solution.


It's simple to get our wines to be a part of the solution today, 

  1. Choose our organic wine – look for the Canada Organic symbol on the bottle, every one of our wines has it. It means rigorous inspections, transparency and traceability
  2. Buy at wine bars and restaurants, private wine stores, online, direct from our Gaspereau winery, and NSLC
  3. Enjoy our delicious organic wine with friends and family along with organic food. Share your experience to amplify your impact for change.

Here is the difference you’ll be making. When you purchase organic food like our organic vegan wine you are contributing to a greener planet.

  • Grapes are one of the dirty dozen – 12 fruits and vegetables that are heavily sprayed with pesticides and you can avoid those residual pesticides in your wine by buying organic.
  • Pesticides can contaminate groundwater and poison your community’s drinking water.
  • Our vegan wines certified by Biocyclic Vegan International don’t use animal manures in growing grapes or the many animal ingredients commonly used for winemaking. Large scale livestock farming has been proven to generate 14% of greenhouse gases.
Make a difference today. Be a part of the solution for Mother Earth and enjoy delicious wine today. We've done the hard work so it's easier for you.
Order here


Time Posted: Apr 12, 2023 at 7:34 AM Permalink to Earth Day- be a part of the solution Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
February 12, 2023 | L'Acadie Vineyards

February Newsletter

Hello everyone,

We have been busy pruning the vineyard on these incredibly beautiful (but chilly) winter days and disgorging sparkling wine in the cellar when the weather is less favourable. The new 2022 vintage wines are tasting fantastic and we can't wait to bottle and share them with you! The first wine club shipment of 2023 will be in May... Stay tuned club members: we've got some delicious new wines for you to try!


❤️ Valentine's Day Giveaway ❤️

Because we love you, we are doing an Instagram giveaway for Valentine's Day! Check out our page for your chance to win a bottle of Joie de Vivre, La Vie en Rose, 2 champagne flutes & a champagne stopper.


🥂 Wine Tasting at the NSLC 🥂

We will be at the NSLC in Wolfville on Monday, February 13th from 3pm to 7pm. Swing by for a sample (and maybe a bottle) of our 2021 La Vie en Rose!


✨ 4 Wines to Make your February Sparkle ✨

2019 Vintage Cuvee ~ Multi-national award winning dry traditional method sparkling with enhanced minerality. Silver medal and 90 points at National Wine Awards of Canada. We finished disgorging the last bin of 2019 in January. An exceptional growing year for sparkling - this one is our house favourite. Get it now before it is gone!

2019 Vintage Cuvee Rose ~ Multi-national award winning dry traditional method sparkling with bright cherry and strawberry flavours. We also recently finished disgorging this gem. We have some left at the winery...but inventories are getting low. Dangerously low. This beautiful rose is perfect for that special someone (and who is more special than yourself?)

2021 Joie de Vivre ~ Dry charmat method sparkling with bright flavours of apple, lime and citrus, and signature creamy bubbles. Thanks for the overwhelmingly positive response for this wine! Our Joie de Vivre was the first charmat method wine we released over a year ago now...it's a hit!

2021 La Vie en Rose ~ Dry charmat method sparkling with flavours of dried strawberry, cherry and lime, and signature creamy bubbles. "SUPER delicious, no surprise there! Loved the play of red fruit with savory components...So well balanced!!" Sommelier Brodie Cook commented. This one is only available at the NSLC and Port of Wines (and of course, directly through us!)

Available at Harvest Wines, Liquid Assets, Bishop's Cellar & the NSLC.

❄️ Winter Hours ❄️

Closed for the season, reason: freezin'! Although the wineshop & tasting room are closed, we can still arrange local delivery for online orders. Email info@lacadievineyards.ca for more information. Weather permitting, we can also ship wine throughout the Maritimes (and the rest of Canada once the weather warms up!) You can also find us at Harvest Wines, Liquid Assets, Bishop's Cellar & the NSLC!


Local             Organic            Vegan             Excellence

Time Posted: Feb 12, 2023 at 10:17 AM Permalink to February Newsletter Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
December 4, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

How to Serve Sparkling Wine

Tips for serving traditional method and charmat sparkling wine,


Keep your hand on the cork! Release the cage with one hand and keep the other hand on the cork. Hold it and twist the bottle until you feel the pressure pushing it out. Get the perfect "pffftt" like a master sommelier, or a crowd pleasing "pop!" by letting it come out slower or faster. This video from our friends at Taste of Nova Scotia is a good primer on opening a bottle of sparkling,



Always chill sparkling wines to fridge temperatures (4C) to enhance retention of bubbles. A flute is ideal but larger glass bowls better coax the aromas from well-aged wines like Prestige Brut Estate . Make sure the glass is clean and doesn't have soap residue. A full serving is 4 ounces (120ml) and to enhance enjoyment of aromas only fill to 1/3 to 1/2 full....and fill more often. Pro tip: tilt the glass and gently pour to preserve bubbles. No need to swirl - the bubbles will bring the toasty aromas to your nose.


Use a champagne stopper that secures onto the glass ring of the bottle, the same area that the wire cage held onto.....avoid expanding-style of stoppers - they can become rockets if too much pressure builds. Should keep for 3-5 days in fridge.

Champagne stopper available in our wineshop

Food Pairings

Many seafoods pair well with sparkling wine - "what grows together, goes together" is a favourite maritime expression. Think mussels, lobsters and oysters. But don't stop there - consider any food that has a salty component like potato chips and popcorn. Of course mild chesses are always a hit with guests, especially an assortment of soft cheeses. For curried and spicy dishes, choose our most aromatic sparklings like Rose Brut, or consider trying our traditional method cider, Duncanson Brook Cider

Visit our Recipe page for ideas such as Vegan Carbonara paired with Joie de Vivre charmat sparkling

Time Posted: Dec 4, 2022 at 12:21 PM Permalink to How to Serve Sparkling Wine Permalink
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October 19, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

Devour Food Film Festival 2022 - Plant-Based Theme

We have been a long-term partner with DEVOUR! Food Film Festival in Wolfville and this year the festival’s plant-based theme has us especially intrigued! It’s a perfect venue to share our recent Biocyclic Vegan certification news and vegan organic wines by hosting a workshop, sponsoring the Awards Ceremony and partnering with film viewing. We hope you can join us! 

Biocyclic Vegan Wines w/Bruce Ewert Workshop

Sunday, October 30, Devour! Studios at 360 Main Street and Online, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 100 attendees

L'Acadie Vineyards proprietor & winemaker Bruce Ewert gives us a tasting and workshop exploring the organic wines and terroir of his Gaspereau Valley winery, the first certified Biocyclic Vegan winery in North America.


Devour! Golden Tine Awards Ceremony, 2023 Theme Announcement & Reception

Sunday, October 30, Devour! Studios at 360 Main Street and Online, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 150 attendees

Join us in celebrating the very best of the 2022 festival at our Devour! Golden Tine Awards Reception where we will present our coveted Golden Tine Awards for this year’s films in five categories: Best Animation, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Drama, Best Feature Documentary, and Best Feature Drama. Winners are chosen by our esteemed jury. This reception will also feature L'Acadie Vineyards vegan wines and light bites prepared by Chef Renee Lavallee to announce our 2023 theme.


Film Sponsorship - The End of Medicine

Thursday, October 27, 1:00pm at Al Whittle Theatre 

The End of Medicine exposes the link between our treatment of animals and emerging health threats such as pandemics and antimicrobial resistance. The film sheds light on the largely overlooked impending medical threat warned by CDC and WHO experts, and investigates the role animals play in disease outbreaks and the end of medicine as we know it.

USA, 2022, 70 minutes
Director: Alex Lockwood
Distributor: Lockwood Film


Film Sponsorship - Blind Ambition

Thursday, October 27, 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre

Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft, and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first-ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of “World Wine-Tasting Champions”. From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head. 

Australia, 2021, 96 minutes

Directors: Warwick Ross & Rob Coe

Distributor: levelFILM

Time Posted: Oct 19, 2022 at 12:43 PM Permalink to Devour Food Film Festival 2022 - Plant-Based Theme Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
August 23, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

8 Bucket-List Wineries You Need to Visit in Canada

 Thanks Daily Hive and Allison Wallace for including us in 8 Bucket-List Wineries You Need to Visit in Canada

Visit us in Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

Time Posted: Aug 23, 2022 at 5:54 PM Permalink to 8 Bucket-List Wineries You Need to Visit in Canada Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
July 14, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

Joie de Vivre wins Gold at National Wine Awards of Canada

Results from the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada


Pleased to share that Joie de Vivre was awarded Gold and 92 points at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada in the prestigious and competitive sparkling category! This charmat method sparkling has been very popular since first release in 2021. Organic and vegan, soil to glass.


2019 Vintage Cuvee was awarded silver and 90 points. Read about the 2019 growing season and why you should be searching out this vintage of traditional method wines from Nova Scotia. Continuing a legacy of highly awarded vintages with a trifecta of 90, 92 and 90 points for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Both are available online and in our Gaspereau wineshop. Wine tastings available, appointments highly recommended. Book here


Time Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 4:38 AM Permalink to Joie de Vivre wins Gold at National Wine Awards of Canada Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
July 10, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

Joie de Vivre in East Coast Living Magazine - Summer 2022


East Coast Living - Summer 2022 issue: Sparkling Wines of Summer

Experience a wine tasting of Joie de Vivre and our traditional method sparkling wines at our Wolfville winery in beautiful Gaspereau Nova Scotia. Have a wine tour and learn about our certified organic and Biocyclic Vegan practices.

Time Posted: Jul 10, 2022 at 1:57 AM Permalink to Joie de Vivre in East Coast Living Magazine - Summer 2022 Permalink
L'Acadie Vineyards
June 7, 2022 | L'Acadie Vineyards

2015 Prestige Brut Estate Wins Bronze at 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England


We are pleased that our 2015 Prestige Brut Estate earned a bronze and 88 points at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards held in London, England. Scoring in the top 15 sparkling wines in Canada at this prestigious wine competition, this is the third vintage in a row for our organic and vegan Prestige Brut Estate to be awarded. Grapes are from the same block of our organic and vegan estate vineyard planted with L’Acadie blanc in 2006 on ancient seabed soil of schist, sandstone and slate gravels.

“We bought our 30 acres of paradise in Gaspereau back in 2004 inspired by the soil and location potential for sparkling wine. It is so satisfying to earn international awards for our sparkling wines that are rooted over a metre deep into organic living soil.”, Bruce Ewert, co-owner and winemaker L’Acadie Vineyards.


Time Posted: Jun 7, 2022 at 4:10 PM Permalink to 2015 Prestige Brut Estate Wins Bronze at 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England Permalink
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