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Valentine Icewine Tours

Icewine grapes
Icewine grapes
Susan Downey

Get away for a Valentine treat on a Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Wine Tour on the weekends of Feb 8 and 9 or Feb 15 and 16. Avoid the worries of winter driving or the need for a designated driver using one of the several tour options available.See also Icewine Tours for your Sweetheart

Susan Downey of Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours has three tours offered from Halifax Metro that will take the worry out of winter driving and eliminate the need for a designated driver.

The Ice Wine Express Daily Feb 8, 9, 15, 16 from 11 am - 4 pm. Price $60.
Round trip transportation from Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford to Grand Pre Winery where all the festival events will be taking place. Six wineries: including Grand Pre, L'Acadie Vineyards, Avondale Sky, Ste-Famille, Luckett Vineyards and Blomidon Estatres will be offering tastings of white, red and dessert wines with food pairs. The price includes Admission the trip, admission to the festival, tour guide and 12 tickets for wine and food. Other activities while there include snow shoeing, grape vine craft making, a pig roast and live music depending on the day See the Nova Scotia Iewine Festival schedule in my previous column.

Savour Icewine Escape with Avondale Sky Feb 8 or 9 from 10 am - 5 pm. Price $85
Round trip from Halifax Dartmouth, Bedford or Windsor
Similar to the Ice Wine Express with a side trip to the picturesque Avondale Sky Winery near Windsor before going on to Grand Pré for the rest of the festival events.

Sweet Icewine Escape with Benjamin Bridge Feb 15 only from 10 am - 5 pm. Price $139.
Round trip transportation from Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Windsor and Wolfville.
The guided tour includes a private tasting and tour at Benjamin Bridge winery and a catered lunch from Front and Central, then on to Grand Pré Winery with a pass to the all the Icewine festival events there.

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours can be booked by phone or email. Contact infromation is available on their website

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