For the second year, wine enthusiasts have the opportunity of being chauffeured through the Annapolis Valley to experience award-winning, internationally recognized Nova Scotia wine in a traditional British double-decker bus.
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The winery bus will return for a second year.
Four wineries that surround Wolfville have once again teamed up with the Wolfville Business Development Corporation (WBDC) and the Town of Wolfville to set the wheels in motion for the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus tour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 2 to Oct. 13. Tickets for the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus are $20 and can only be purchased in advance by visiting www.wolfvillemagicwinerybus.ca.
Leaving from Wolfville’s Visitor Information Centre on Willow Avenue, with departures at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to visit four wineries each offering a distinctive Nova Scotia wine experience. Be it tastings, vineyard tours, musical entertainment, picnic packages, food and cheese pairings there will be something for all to enjoy.
“This hop on hop off tour gives you an insider's peek of the bourgeoning Nova Scotia wine scene! It has been so much fun to introduce guests to our beautiful vineyards and fantastic wines,” said Katie Barbour of Gaspereau Vineyards. “You can tell by the steady stream of smiling faces that this tour is only going to get better!"
Guests will have the opportunity to visit Domaine de Grand Pré Winery, Luckett Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards and Gaspereau Vineyards. They can choose to stay an hour or stay longer; the double decker bus will make round trips to either take visitors to their next vineyard destination or back to Wolfville.
“The economic impact and excitement surrounding the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus has demonstrated that we have a unique experience in Wolfville worth sharing. Our aim is to produce an outstanding experience for our guests. Wolfville is surrounded by the best vineyards and wineries in Atlantic Canada; it is at the heart of an emerging wine tourism destination,” said David Hovell, executive director of the WBDC. “This is only double-decker, hop on, hop off bus wine tour in North America and we look forward to welcoming our visitors and local residents aboard.”