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Laura Kennie of Blomidon Estate Winery in Habitant brought grapes and bottles to the winery day at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market recently. - Wendy Elliott, Kingscountynews.ca

Blomidon Estate Winery in Habitant brought home a silver medal recently from the National Wine Awards (Wine Align) for its 2011 Crémant. 

A traditional-method sparkling wine, this wine is an aromatic blend of estate-grown Seyval Blanc, L’Acadie Blanc and Chardonnay.

This accolade follows last year’s award-winning traditional-method sparkling wine, which is a 2010 Cuvée L’Acadie.

The Cuvée L’Acadie won Best Sparkling Wine at the 2012 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards, and was selected for inclusion in the ‘Rediscover Canadian Wines’ Tasting Event at Canada House in London, England. 

Winemaker Simon Rafuse poured the same wine at the Canadian Vintner’s Reception at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. This brut is made from estate L’Acadie Blanc grapes.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized and appreciated by the judges at the National Wine Awards. It just goes to show how far our wines have come over the last few years that we’re consistently awarded medals at the national level going up against such great wines from Ontario and British Columbia”, said Rafuse. “The 2011 Crémant, in particular, is a great example of one of the styles of wine that can excel here and truly represent our Nova Scotia terroir.”

Blomidon Estate Winery is located near Canning.

WEBLINK www.blomidonwine.ca

Organizations: Blomidon Estate Winery, Canada House, Canadian Vintner

Geographic location: London, England, Ottawa Ontario British Columbia Nova Scotia Canning

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