Petite Riviere Vineyards Now Open for the Season
Two South Shore Favorites Join The Winery
PETITE RIVIERE, Lunenburg County – May 8th, 2012 – Petite Riviere Vineyards is excited to
announce that The Winery is now open for the season. The Winery will be open every day to
visitors and wine enthusiasts until late October.
Petite Riviere Vineyards will be offering the popular Ultimate Vineyard and Winery Tour at
noon each day. It includes an introduction to grape growing, wine making and fantastic food
pairings. A tour can be booked online at www.petiterivierevineyards.ca.
“Petite is ready for the season, it should be a big year. We have a lot more wine than
previous years and will be introducing wines from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages,” says
Customer Appreciation Day Scheduled for December 15
Petite Riviere Vineyards received a silver medal for its Bluenose II Rebirth of The Legend in the recently concluded 2012 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards. Over ninety Atlantic Canadian Wines were submitted in the wine competition. Fourteen judges representing the top sommeliers from the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Atlantic Chapter (CAPSAC) conducted the wine judging in a blind-tasting format.
“This is a great honour for our team and for our LaHave River Valle
y Wine Region. Wines are grown in the vineyard so everyone at Petite gets credit for this award,” said Barbara Thomson, winemaker at Petite Riviere Vineyards. “Sometimes as the wine maker, I think I do the least. The grape of the LaHave River Valley just comes off the vine already great, we are so very fortunate.”
To celebrate the honour and the many customers who have helped make the year so wonderful; the winery will host a Customer Appreciation Day on December 15th.
The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance and Petite Riviere Winery have combined on a limited edition product to help celebrate the restoration of Bluenose II.
Rebirth of the Legend is a 2010 vintage red wine which “reflects the unique terroir of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, one of the oldest grape-growing regions in North America.”
South Shore businesses are floating new offerings in advance of the Bluenose II relaunch.
Amos Pewter in Mahone Bay has created a commemorative coin, one of which will go under one the famous schooner’s masts.
“Seafaring tradition dictates that one coin be placed under each mast of ships when they are stepped back in for good luck,” Sebastien McSween, the designer at Amos and a former deckhand on the Bluenose II, said in a written statement.
The coins — on display at Amos — are also for sale at the office of the Bluenose II restoration site, on Burma Road in Lunenburg.
Petite Riviere Vineyards has also released a red wine to honour the relaunch of the restored schooner. The 240-bottle lot has a label bearing a photo of the famed ship taken the day after it was painted.
The winery promises a “deep garnet wine (with) a nose of cassis, crushed black cherry, with some spiced cigar box and leather notes.”
The new wine will be available from the winery, can be ordered online or purchased at Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. outlets in Lunenburg, Port of Wines, Bayers Lake and Wolfville. Each bottle retails for $58.99.
Lot3 WineClub Delivers LaHave River Valley Wines to Your Door
PETITE RIVIERE, Lunenburg County – September 18, 2012 – Petite Riviere Vineyards has created a
new customer experience, the Lot3 WineClub in response to the growing enthusiasm for Nova Scotia
wines and interest in the unique terroir of the LaHave River Valley Wine Region.
Wedding Dance – The South Shore’s Celebration Wine
PETITE RIVIERE, Lunenburg County – August 10, 2012 – Petite Rivière Vineyards launches two new
wines including its first bubbly celebration wine. The new wines – Wedding Dance & Two Rivers – are
available for sale at the winery and its various farmer market locations.