Nova Scotia wines are winning won over hearts across the country with sparkling products that boast incredible acidity, salinity and fruit, as well as a little-known appellation of wine style called Tidal Bay—a zippy and bright fruited blend of unusual suspects (think L’Acadie, Seyval Blanc and Vidal: hybrid varietals that respond well to the cool climate of the Gaspereau Valley). With more than a handful of wineries putting out high-quality, delicious wines (several with organic certification and even one following biodynamic farming principles), it's time to go taste some Nova Scotia wines! —Laura Starr
lightfoot and wolfville vineyards tidal bay 2018. Aromatic fruit on the nose, with a crisp, saline backbone.
l’acadie vineyards prestige brut estate 2013. Bright apples and citrus notes, rounded out with rich, toasted brioche and creamy bubbles.