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“White Wine, Really in Canada..UGH........”

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 15 Food & Drink in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Yes Ugh, that was my first reaction when Susan had told us in the van that the area grows primarily whites wines on vines that I've never heard of and they generally sweet.

Let me back up a bit, we we're met off our cruise ship by the prettiest little lady in the terminal, yeah that was Susan the owner and operator of Grape Escapes.

She has just started her company from mere passion about a year ago and it shows that it is a passion.

She was very informative about all the wines and the processes.

She took us to several wineries and each of them we're unique in there own way.

This is not Napa Valley or the South of France but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their wines and the friendliness of the staff (she knew personally) at each winery.

Now if you really want to wait in line for that tasting and want to herded back onto a bus well then don't go with Grape Escapes because this is a small private or semi-private and absolutely wonderful tour.

It won't be long before her company grows to where she has to hire employees so I suggest if you traveling there or live in the area then make a point of going while she is still the guide, you won't regret it.

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Susan D, Owner at Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Hello Dan:

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had a good experience.

If you are ever back in Halifax we would love to show you more of Nova Scotia wine country.

Thanks again,

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

A rainy day did not dampen our spirits on our fabulous tour of Annapolis Valley vineyards with Grape Escapes Nova Scotia and our tour guide extraordinaire, Susan! I've been on other wine tours over the years but this one tops them all. The four vineyards we visited most welcoming, the wines we tasted were very impressive, our lunch at Acton's in Wolfville was simply delicious, and our tour guide Susan was amazing. She took wonderful care of us but in addition, her knowledge of Nova Scotia grapes and wines greatly enhanced our experience at each of the Vineyards. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Grape Escapes Nova Scotia!

4  Thank Ann C
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

What a glorious day we had from start to finish. Four of us went on an incredible, fun, and laughter-filled valley wine tour with Grape Escapes. Susan, our tour guide, was amazing. On the drive down she talked enthusiastically about the beginnings of NS wine industry, the wineries we were going to visit, the wine we would be having, the grape varieties, and so on. It was interesting, informative and fun. We were excited and felt well informed of what to expect before reaching each winery – and they didn’t disappoint. I had a few favourite wines, but I think the Muscat was my most favourite and it was exactly as Susan had described it. We had so much fun with Susan today we’re already talking about booking with her for the Ice Wine Festival. I highly recommend this tour and will definitely be recommending it to friends, family and co-workers.

1  Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We had a 5 STAR day with Grape Escapes and our tour guide Susan. It was perfect from beginning to end. We arrived on The Carnival Glory on June 7th, greeted by Susan who made us feel very welcome and then whisked away to the valley for wine tasting. Susan picked 3 excellent winieries and lunch at Luckett was perfect in one of their barrel rooms. If you want to experience the wines of Halifax go no further than this great company, book it and you will see what I mean. Thanks again Susan for making our day tour perfect in Halifax and one we will talk about to all our friends.

1  Thank Phil2957
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Went on a fun and informative tour during the ice wine festival. The wineries were very interesting. I especially enjoyed the sparkling wine at l'acadie. Susan is professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely go again.

2  Thank Minskaclyde
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