Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
“We started in 2015, the first two plantings are L’Acadie Blanc and Riesling, then we went ahead in 2016 with Lucie Kuhlman and New York Muscat varieties, and in 2017 we planted Chardonnay,” said Little, who’s added vineyard manager to his job title of superintendent. “It’s a 26-acre vineyard.”
In Nova Scotia, that’s a pretty good sized vineyard.
Fox Harb’r’s wine program, designed for the long haul, is being run in conjunction with nearby Jost Vineyards, where owner Carl Sparkes is providing expertise from his staff and space in his warehouse.
The two companies have a contract that calls for up to 20 per cent of production to be bottled under the Fox Harb’r label, with 80 per cent used in Jost products. Jost staff will make and bottle whichever wines are eventually produced under the resort’s name.