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Jost Vineyards

48 Vintage Lane | Malagash, Nova Scotia B0K 1E0, Canada
800-565-4567, 902-257-2636
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Ranked #74 of 161 activities in Nova Scotia
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Jost Vineyards is situated on over 100 acres by the beautiful North Shores Sunrise Trail. With the largest and longest operating winery in the... more » Owner description: Jost Vineyards is situated on over 100 acres by the beautiful North Shores Sunrise Trail. With the largest and longest operating winery in the Atlantic region, the Jost family pioneered the industry, supporting the majority of today's independent vineyard operations. Their estate bottled whites, reds and specialties are lovingly crafted in the cellars and are available for sampling, sale and shipping from the winery store. Hike, bike and picnic with spectacular vistas of the vineyards and beautiful beaches of the Northumberland coastline. The area enjoys a mezzo climate with more days of sun than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy local cheeses with a perfectly paired wine on the licensed terrace and take a vineyard tour. If you are not able to make the drive, Jost wines can be discovered at most local restaurants, liquor stores and your favorite neighbors back deck. « less
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Summerside, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Jost Vineyard for our 9th wedding anniversary and I have to say we were completely impressed with everything. The location is beautiful, including a very nice deck area to enjoy a glass of wine outdoors. Inside the tasting bar and retail shop was stunning, a great ambiance, friendly staff, and you have to try the... More

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Ontario
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18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped in to check the place out and get some wine. The building inside and out is beautiful. It was awkward...no east coast, warm friendly vibes. I walked in and two people at the tasting counter stared at me. (I was the only customer) So I said Hi! And the girl replied, the other staff walked away. Quiet and serious.... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Vineyard had been sold and no longer the Family Owned Quaint Winery of last summer... It had been commercialized ... The wine is still wonderful but just not the same experience.

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JostVineyards, Guest Relations Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit the same as last time. We have been under new ownership for two years but it is still family run by Carl & Donna Sparkes, who are originally from Newfoundland. Carl and Donna are very passionate about wine and will bring us to the next level the previous owner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

On one of our adventures we decided to take a trip out to the Jost Vineyard. Not knowing what to expect because we have never been much of Jost wine fans we were pleasantly surprised. We were warmly welcomed in and promptly offer free samples of there wines and soon foundcourselves purchasing a few bottles (more like 6) of wine... More

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JostVineyards, Guest Relations Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for the review, reading it made me want to go and order lunch from our new deli! You are right, a DD is nice to have because it is so beautiful on the patio it makes you want to stay all afternoon. Wine, food, and a great view - why would anyone want to leave? Cheers! More

Fredericton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived in July for their summer wine festival. There was food, and wine available to purchase and local live music under the pergola. They have new big beautiful facility with places to sit inside and out. The tour was about 30 mins and showed a little bit of everything, they are the largest vineyard in NS. We learned some... More

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JostVineyards, Guest Relations Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We are open year round and the drive along the shore can still be beautiful in the middle of the winter. If you find yourself back in Nova Scotia again I hope you have time to stop in for a glass of wine.... More

North Bay, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Jost is one of my favorite wines and being from Ontario, I don't get to have it often. 4skins is by far the best one they offer (and humorously named). I'm not a fan of the new layout and much preferred the older, rustic look to the newer, modern look. Still, the renovations are very appealing and the building looks... More

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JostVineyards, General Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

I am glad you had the opportunity to visit us while you were in Nova Scotia and to enjoy one of your favourites, 4Skins, since it is not available in Ontario. 4Skins is our most popular red wine that we offer, the name may be cheeky but it continues to grow in popularity. We offer complimentary tours and samples of... More

Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were lucky enough to be there the day they were launching their 2014 season. A day of wine tasting, great place, friendly atmosphere, and very good wines ! Was a gray and misty day outside but inside everybody had a smile ! They offer tours of the vineyard too. Did not have the chance to do it. Had to... More

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JostVineyards, Front Office Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

You're right! We do have great wine. We always offer complimentary sampling of wine year round to help people find the right wine for them. I hope the next time you come the sun is shining, it is always very relaxing to have a glass of wine while you are on the patio looking out at the vineyard. Cheers! More

Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

After driving several hours including through several construction zones, it looked to be a very charming vineyard. Unfortunately, there was an ongoing private function, however, the staff went out of there way to talk to us and serve a glass of wine on their deck. If we come to the area again, we will definitely stop in.

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JostVineyards, Front Office Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

I am glad you still enjoyed your visit, we don't have private functions often but when we do the owners normally feel "the more the merrier". I hope when you come again you have a chance to have a tour of the winery. Cheers! More

Truro, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We visit at least twice a year. In august when we were there last, new owners had taken over and the site was under construction. Never the less we came away with two cases of wine, which was enjoyed at our daughters wedding! Staff are excellent in assisting you to chose wines you have not tried before. Samples are provided... More

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JostVineyards, Front Office Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. I look forward to you returning to the winery to see all the changes that have been made. We now have a Fireside Lounge so if you are in the area this winter make sure you come in to warm up and to enjoy a glass of wine. Cheers! More

thunder bay ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The staff here is very informative. There are vineyard tours available and you can taste the wines before you buy. We made a point of taking a different route to our destination so we could stop in to check it out. Had a wonderful lunch with a glass of wine. The staff and visitors were so friendly and willing to... More

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JostVineyards, Guest Relations Manager at Jost Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. I know you were here right in the middle of our renovations, I really hope you have the opportunity to come and visit us the next time you are in the area to see our new store. Cheers! More

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