Welcome to Bear River Vineyards!
We are a seasonal business and are closed for the 2019 season.
We will officially open for the 2020 season on May 15th, 2020, and hope to see you then!
As new owners, we are excited to carry on the tradition of wine making that
is part of the history of our vineyard and of the Village of Bear River
itself. The first vines in Nova Scotia were planted right here in Bear River in 1611 by French settlers. They recognized the warm and sheltered
microclimate unique to Bear River was ideal for grapes. Almost four centuries
later the original founder of our vineyard, Chris Hawes, recognized that was
still the case and planted vinifera not previously grown in Nova Scotia such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Gamay. Today our small vineyard is a mix of these
tender varietals growing alongside other vinifera and hardier hybrids.
We invite you to join us at Bear River Vineyards to experience the history that has shaped our beautiful property and to share in our anticipation of watching it grow into the future.
Darren and Su