Here the elements perfectly align.
Winery of the Year, Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards 2015 & 2016
Recipient of a Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine 2014 & 2016
“…an extensive range of wines that have already brought an exciting new profile to the local region…A fine accomplishment.”
“… Avondale Sky Winery has very quickly made a mark for itself, earning an impressive array of medals at prestigious wine competitions. Winemaker Ben Swetnam’s distinctive flair puts an original stamp on Avondale Sky wines that is particularly evident in his aromatic whites.”
“…winemaker Ben Swetnam makes a lot of smart, well-crafted cuvées.”
“Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world.” – The Globe and Mail
About the Winery
What began as a dream of simplicity became a simple dream. Find a farm, grow grapes. It evolved into a plan to grow great grapes and later to make fabulous wine. After searching province wide, we found the farm.
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About the Wines
Our winemaker, Ben Swetnam, graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture Program. He’s practiced his craft in other Nova Scotian wineries and in Germany before moving to Avondale. Having made wine here since 2009, Ben has created products for a broad range of tastes.