Nova 7 Day
Nova 7 Day is Thursday, April 14th. Celebrate 15 years of one Canada’s finest wines with this birthday free shipping offer.
On Thursday, April 14th, join Benjamin Bridge of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley in celebrating the official Nova 7 Day, marking 15 years of this absolute star of the Canadian wine scene. That’s 15 years of weddings, birthdays, friendships, losses, engagements, and regular ol’ weekdays.
Gerry & Dara – pictured above in 2008 at the launch event for the very first Nova 7 in Halifax – had a love story for the ages, as anyone who knew them as a couple could attest. Equal to their great love was their commitment and passion for their home, Nova Scotia. In each of their careers, they could have been drawn away from the coast to the lure of big cities, but they chose to intentionally raise their family and invest their efforts in rural Nova Scotia.
“Nova 7 is and was a cornerstone of the Benjamin Bridge story,” they said. “When we set out to create world class sparklings in 1999, we recognised that to achieve that, the wines would have to age for many years in the cellar before release. Nova 7 was created by our consultant extraordinaire, Peter Gamble, as an enigmatic, yet approachable style that could be harvested and released each year. The idea was that Nova 7 would trailblaze the Benjamin Bridge name into the public by way of an introduction before our first sparklings would hit the market in 2010.”
As Nova 7 gained the most enthusiastic, loyal following, it became clear this wine was much more than a fun, seasonal release. It has come to embody all of the things Gerry and Dara set out for us to pursue: community, excellence, humility, and joy.
I wrote about a tasting tour of the winery and other world class sparkling wineries in Nova Scotia a couple of years ago for Vacay.ca. it begins…
Summer sunshine pierces my glass of chilled Brut Rosé. A dozen shades of green from the 65-acre vineyard all around me reflect and refract through this 2017 Benjamin Bridge vintage. Birdsong is carried on a fresh breeze that rustles among the leaves. Kyla Welton, culinary and biodiversity manager at Benjamin Bridge in Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley, is leading an Estate Tasting Experience, one of three experiences ranging from the one-hour Open Tasting to the intensive three-hour Master Tasting. The Estate Tasting introduces guests to five of the winery’s finely tuned méthode classique sparklings. She’s supposed to be talking about the wine in my hand, yet Welton can’t help but lovingly gaze about the vineyard and drift off into a reverie. “If you’re here at just the right time when the sun is coming up or at the end of the day when the sun is just going through the trees or if it’s really misty, you can hear the river and the birds.”
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