A Perfect Getaway – Photo Essay by Nancy Miller Dugas

It’s a solo effort this time around – as one of the Marvellous Miller Sisters makes a day of it!  Nancy Miller Dugas and a dear friend set out on a journey through the Nova Scotia Valley to enjoy a little vino with a lot of joie de vivre. SABS

 A Perfect Getaway Day by Nancy Miller Dugas

Nova Scotia offers some incredible day trips and as a mom of two young boys it’s nice to get away with a girlfriend every now and again.  I went on line to the Go North Tour site and discovered the Perfect Pairings Progressive Wine Tour.  They had me at wine, but the whole trip sounded amazing – a tour of three vineyards with a "course" at each stop.  The first was our appetizers at L'Acadie Vineyard, second was our main Greek inspired course at Muir Murray Vineyard and our dessert was served at Gaspereau vineyard! So together with my friend Natasha Fillmore (Community Development Coordinator for Canadian Blood Services) we set out on the tastiest trip two friends could take. It was absolutely delightful and I highly recommend it!!! NMD

Perfect Pairing - NMDMe (Nancy) showing off some L'Adadie wines - the first stop on our tourPerfect Pairing - NMD.   It all starts with these grapes.  From the Maritimes Signature grape  comes L'Acadie Blanc

Here's my friend Natasha poised (and posing) for refills ;o)



muir wineryOur second stop was the Muir Murray Estate Winery

...Check out that perfect blue sky day! 


muir murray vineyards

How it growsgroup shot


Here's the group learning about the vineyards...

and here we are enjoying the "harvest" CHEERS!!!

Our wonderful dinner was served - Greek Souvlaki, root veggies au gratin and Spanakopita


We arrived at our third stop - the Gaspereau vineyard - just in time to see the sunsetTour Guide.

Our tour guide and Go North Tour owner - Laila North shares her knowledge with the group.

Here's a behind the scenes look at where it all happens at Gaspereau Vineyards...

behind the scenes

from vine  to barrel we really got the chance to see how they create their wines...and then it was time to sit and enjoy the perfectly delicious ending to a perfectly delightful day...

The dessert Bannoffee Pie and Port - YUM!


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