Nova Scotia Icewine Festival celebrates winter harvest

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The fifth annual Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is taking place across the province from Feb. 2 to 12.

“When we first started the festival, there was very little knowledge about Icewine in Nova Scotia,” says Janice Ruddock, managing director of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS).

“Today (Feb. 2) marks the beginning of our fifth festival and we are thrilled with our line-up of over 40 events, as well as consumer response to the tastings, dinners and outdoor activities taking place this year.”

Originally created to offer awareness and education about harvesting, making and purchasing icewine, the festival has doubled in size to showcase over 40 icewine-inspired events. It highlights not only Nova Scotia Icewine, but also local cuisine produced by some of the province’s finest chefs.

“Our winemakers and chefs are never happy with status quo, they’re always aiming to outdo last year’s events,” adds Ruddock. “This year will be no exception...from sleigh ride winery tours at Avondale Sky to Luckett Vineyards’ daring Icewine luge, the Nova Scotia Icewine

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Organizations: Winery Association of Nova Scotia

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Luckett

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