Private entrance and parking. Complimentary red or white wine with room plus locally roasted, freshly ground morning coffee.
One minute to Restaurants and many village shops. Art Galleries, Artisan shops, Studios and Grocery.
Free Wifi, and a library of wine videos in your room. (Sideways, BottleShock, Mondovino etc.)
A tour of the cellars and vineyard with a wine tasting is included with your room.
There is private parking and entrance, outdoor deck, BBQ and outdoor seating and tables.
Your room is a comfortable and air conditioned with oak trim, queen bed and slate floor infloor heat... all overlooking the vineyard and tidal valley of Bear River.
Explore the shore or visit the down home or high-end gift shops in the village. There are three restaurants, 2 gas stations, grocery and post office located in our memorable and very photogenic 'Tidal Village on Stilts'.
Watch the changing tides, bask in the vineyard sunshine and enjoy the wine and genuine hospitality!
Stay in our winery guestroom and enjoy the vineyard and wildlife on Tidal Bear River. Our river is connected to The Bay of Fundy with the highest tides in North America!
Peggy and I have been operating Bear River Winery since 2004. I am the winemaker and vineyard builder and Peggy manages the sales and shop. Together we work in the vineyard, garden and winecellars.
Peggy was an art instructor at U Mass., and technical drafting and interior designer for several architectural firms in the USA. I was an antique dealer here in Nova Scotia for 42 years. I finished a second degree at Acadia University in Wolfville Nova Scotia when I was 50.
Our winery development is a satisfaction for us both. It was a gentle learning curve.. 22 years of not rushing it. We focussed on the vineyard for the first decade and opened the winery in 2004 when we had proved that we could grow the familiar European grapes that most people recognize: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and this year... Merlot.
After 22 years operating a growing winery business, the seasons, vineyard and winery develop a rythm that visitors enjoy as well. We both come from a scottish heritage of homecooking, self reliance and hospitality. We created our environment and our business with an eye to the conservation of natural and environmental resources and responsible winegrowing.
Our vineyard is a famous historical vineyard site with vines first planted here in 1611. The sunshine and the steep south slope are typical of the best vineyards around the world.
Great hospitality and tours every day.
Solar powered winery with a guestroom.
Explore the cellars and vineyards.
Walk the path along the tidal river at the foot of the vineyard.
Outdoor barbecue and table.
Microwave and fridge.
Complimentary bottle of wine.
Located at the headwaters of the historic Bear River is the town of Bear River 'Village on Stilts', where the tide rises and falls 25 feet.. twice a day! The restaurants, shops, and galleries are suspended over the tidal river on stilts. The winery is 800 yards from the village and is a historic converted 'working horse' barn from the 19th century. Owned in the last century by the Clarke Bros., it was used to pasture and foal their logging teams in the summer months. The hay mow and 4 storey interior held 185 tons of hay providing winter feed for the teams that hauled out timber during the winter months from Lake Jolie to supply the huge Clarke Bros clothes-pin factory and sawmill.