Nova Scotia Vineyards Celebrate Award-Winning Wines with the 'Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Tour'

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Fall Nova Scotia Vacations for Food and Wine Lovers for Six Weeks with the Second Annual "Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Tour" -- with Events Being Held throughout the Province.

Nova Scotia is brimming with perfect pairings this season. The radiant colours of Nova Scotia fall foliage are a wonderful complement to the pastoral vineyards of this seacoast province, and their award-winning wines are best coupled with the gourmet cuisine of the finest Nova Scotia restaurants. The Second Annual "Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Tour" highlights each Nova Scotia attraction--countryside, food, wine, and more--and provides visitors the ideal reason to set out on Nova Scotia vacations.

Between September 6 and October 27, the Nova Scotia wine industry presents this festive province-wide celebration of their nationally and internationally renowned vino. Nova Scotia wineries received a dozen medals from the 2007 All Canadian Wine Championships--including eight gold medals--while Jost Vineyards received the highest recognition at the Tasters' Guild International Awards this year. Perfect for a seasonally themed Nova Scotia getaway, the tour gives visitors a fun, behind-the-scenes look at these celebrated vineyards.

The "Discover" tour features many a wine-related Nova Scotia festival event as well as packages that highlight fine wines and gourmet cuisine as well as art and music. Nova Scotia vacations centered on the "Discover" tour will find visitors soaking in the province beneath vineyard pergolas sipping award-winning L'Acadie Blanc and dining on Fundy Lobster while overlooking the woodlands of the Annapolis Valley, or getting their feet wet at the annual Grape Stomp at Sainte-Famille Wines. A full array of wine tours and experiences are to be had, including 35 events at Nova Scotia inn and resort venues.

Those visitors wishing to enjoy the best the province has to offer in scenery, food, and wine will want to incorporate some of the tour events and activities around the eleven scenic travelways into their Nova Scotia vacation. On the South Shore, for example, East meets West at the Charlotte Lane Restaurant with an internationally infused four-course dinner on Friday, October 12th.

On the Eastern Shore, the Salmon River House Country Inn & Lobster Shack joins in the bacchanalian festivities with its Eastern Shore Mosaic showcasing Nova Scotia wines, seafood and folk art on September 29th. Or a more active way to enjoy the Nova Scotia festival--visitors may travel the vineyards of Annapolis Valley on a Bike and Wine Tour with a cycling expert and a sommelier on September 30th. Visitors seeking a real taste of the harvest celebration season in Nova Scotia will enjoy Jost Vineyards Harvest Fest and Open House on Sunday, October 21st.

At http://www.novascotia.com, additional information about Nova Scotia accommodation during the tour is available, and further details and schedules are posted at http://www.winesofnovascotia.ca.

About Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage:
Nova Scotia Tourism is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Nova Scotia Tourism emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first in North America to provide a Google Earthâ„¢ overlay that allows visitors to virtually visit Nova Scotia and its many destinations and experiences.

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