Vice-regal award for Nova Scotia wines

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Nova Scotia wineries are invited to submit their very best wines to be considered for a new award by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, in partnership with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia.

The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and passion of Nova Scotia's wine industry.

Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts will select three to five wines as the best of Nova Scotia, regardless of varietal or year. Winning wines will be announced in July at an awards ceremony hosted by the lieutenant governor at Government House.

The competition is open to all Winery Association of Nova Scotia members.

Wineries may submit up to three commercially available grape wines, produced and sourced 100 per cent in Nova Scotia, for consideration. Entry forms must be submitted by May 23, and bottles must be submitted by May 30. Submission forms and guidelines are available online

Organizations: Winery Association of Nova Scotia, Government House

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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