Tidal Bay Resources
Discover more about Tidal Bay: News, Events and Recipes for the top-selling Tidal Bay wine: Jost Tidal Bay.
Recent News & Events
Jost 2021 Tidal Bay Awarded Silver & Gold
More good news to share! We are so pleased to announce that our 2021 Jost Tidal Bay has been the recipient of gold and silver medals at Canadian wine competitions this summer. It was awarded both a gold medal at the 2022 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada and silver at 2022 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Tidal Bay is not only Nova Scotia's signature wine but truly Canada's East Coast appellation. To have our Tidal Bay stand out in the judging of Canadian white wine blends is such a thrill—it means more and more Canadians as well as Nova Scotians are recognizing the appellation and loving the style. Jost Vineyards 2021 Tidal Bay expresses aromatics of apple and pear on the nose with hints of lemon, peach, and floral notes. Come sample it yourself as part of
Tidal Bay Launch Celebration Days
Come for a Complimentary Tasting of 3 Tidal Bays and more! From 10am to 5pm we are offering visitors to our winery complimentary a Tidal Bay wine flight. Each flight includes Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards and Mercator Vineyards 2021 Tidal Bay. Sample all three 2021 Tidal Bays and discover the differences. Pick up your favourite Tidal Bays in our 750ml bottles or our new 250ml cans, check out our new Tidal Bay Ts, purchase a Tidal Bay 3-pack and be entered to win a fun gift pack. With Tidal Bay - it's always the perfect day!
Tidal Bay Release Bash with Rankin MacInnis
Tidal Bay Season is here ~ come for our Tidal Bay Release Bash with your favourite Rankin MacInnis! Wine tastings, door prizes and more! Known for fronting Rankin & the Broken Reeds and Party Boots, Rankin will rock the vines at Jost from 1-5pm. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $25 ~ To purchase: call 902-257-2636 ext 1018, email email@example.com or pick up at Jost Vineyards' Winery Boutique.Space is limited, so order your tickets soon! This event is 19+ Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering our Festival menu. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site.
Seafood Brochettes with Lemon & Lobster Butter
This elegant dish is surprisingly simple to prepare. Chef Wally captures all of the best of summer seafood and the perfect pairing for Tidal Bay. These delicious seafood brochettes with lemon and lobster butter are packed full of Atlantic seafood and embody Nova Scotia in each bite. This recipe is featured in the 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide. Photography provided by: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie
Bistro le Coq, in downtown Halifax, whips up some of the best traditional French fare in town and has just the right dish to pair with award-winning Gaspereau Tidal Bay. The ever so popular Salade Nicoise combines elements in the dish that makes it a slam-dunk paring for Gaspereau Tidal Bay. Fresh herbal greens, salty black olives, and tangy red onions are just a few components of the salad that make it work so well with this Tidal Bay. Both the food and wine play off each other, making them delightful as a duo, though both can stand on their own.
Chef Chris Kyprianou at The Little Fish Oyster Bar has the perfect match for Jost Tidal Bay—a lobster linguini that is aimed to please. The crisp acidity of the wine contrasts nicely with the creamy sauce and the natural sweetness of the lobster is complemented by the wine’s fruit elements. This isn’t just your typical lobster and white wine; this is the heart and soul of maritime food and wine—a pairing that will remind you of seaside sunshine.
Pan Seared Atlantic Halibut
Chef Shane Bauer at The Press Gang recommends pairing Gaspereau Tidal Bay with his Atlantic Halibut entrée served with local mussels, jumbo shrimp sauté, and a spicy chorizo cream. The acid in the wine balances the richness of the dish, and the exotic fruit element compliments the spice from the chorizo cream. Either way, be prepared to be blown away by this memorable combination.
Previous News & Events
Valentine's at Jost Vineyards
We have something special planned for Valentine’s Day weekend, so you can spend some quality time (out of the house) with your special someone. From 11-4 on February 13th & 14th we will be offering our famous charcuterie board, 2 glasses of wine and some sweet treats, all for just $35 (tax is included!). Each of our visitors will also gain 2 entries into our Tidal Bay giveaway too! We look forward to welcoming you back to Jost for this romantic weekend Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering our Valentine's menu. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site. All public health protocols must be followed and seating will be offered on a first come, first serve basis
LUVO Sparkling Rosé awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
We couldn’t be more proud of our head winemaker Gina Haverstock and her winemaking team for receiving 3 of the 5 gold medals awarded this year - a hat trick for Gaspereau Riesling, Gaspereau Tidal Bay and LÜVO Sparking Rosé! The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. "Every year, the winemakers in this province create outstanding wines that successfully compete on a national and international level,” said His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. We are proud to receive such prestigious accolades and we would like to
Both Gaspereau Vineyards' 2019 Tidal Bay and 2019 Riesling awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
We are proud to announce that both our Gaspereau Tidal Bay and Gaspereau Riesling have been awarded The 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine! We couldn’t be more proud of our head winemaker Gina Haverstock and her winemaking team for actually being awarded 3 gold medals this year - a hat trick when LÜVO Sparking Rosé is included in the tally! Our winery is very honoured to receive such prestigious accolades and we would like to congratulate our fellow award winners!
Jost Tidal Bay Summer Bash with Halifax Pier
Tidal Bay Season is here ~ come for our Tidal Bay Summer Bash with East Coast favourite Halifax Pier! Wine tastings, door prizes and more! Halifax Pier will rock the vines from 1-5pm. Space is limited due to social distancing protocols, so order your tickets soon! This event is 19+ Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering our Festival menu. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site. The NS provincial government has allowed wineries to reopen their retail stores as of May 9 2020. Physical distancing restrictions still apply.
Customer Appreciation Days
To show our appreciation, our Jost Customer Appreciation Days are BIGGER and BETTER than ever! From Thursday, December 12th to Monday, December 23rd we are offering a STORE-WIDE CASE SALE! 20% OFF 12-bottle case purchases*. Mix and match! * Does not apply to kegs. Case sale cannot be combined with other 6 Pack Specials below GBFR, Kabinett, Select FeedNS 6 Pack. Other Exciting Specials include:Selkie Frizzante ~ 2 for $30Great Big Friggin' Red 6 Pack ~ $85Kabinett 6 Pack ~ $85Foch Triple Pack ~ $39Tidal Bay Triple Pack ~ $6015% - 25% Off Select Wines Pre-Packaged and Perfect for Gift-Giving:Glowine Gift Pack: 1 bottle with 2 mugs ~ $29.95Maple Wine Gift Pack: 1 bottle with 2 wine glasses ~ $29.95GBFR Combo Pack: 1 bottle with 16oz wine glass & apron ~ $45.00200mL Combo: 1
Jost Vineyards at "A Conversation with President Barack Obama"
We were truly honoured to have been chosen to represent Nova Scotia wine during "A Conversation with President Barack Obama" at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on November 13, 2019. Our Jost Vineyards 2018 Tidal Bay, recipient of the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine, and our GBFR were served to guests and delegates during the momentous evening. The 44th president of the United States addressed 9,000 guests, incluing 3,000 youth, at the sold-out event. CEO of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council, Dianne Kelderman was moderator.
Jost Vineyards 2018 Tidal Bay awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
We are very proud to announce that Jost Vineyards 2018 Tidal Bay has been awarded The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine. Jerry White, executive director of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia says "This award recognizes the great work of our winemakers who produce some of the best wines in Canada that are proudly served to discerning visitors and wine professionals around the world." We feel very honoured to receive this prestigious award! Thank you!
Tidal Bay Release Bash
Discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine. Come sample our new 2018 Tidal Bay! Enjoy wine tastings, live music with Derailed, locally-inspired gourmet food from Seagrape Café, wine sales on some of your favourite wine & more. Please note: Seagrape Café will be offering our Festival menu. Our regular menu is not available during Festivals. No outside food or beverages are allowed on site. Admission is free. Winery Tour is available at 11am. $5 / person
Fox Harb’r and Lessons from Starting a Vineyard in NS
Fox Harb'r, Nova Scotia's luxury resort, is sharing a glimpse into its ongoing learning process. Vineyard manager Aaron Little provides insight into this exciting new venture. “We’ve partnered with our Northumberland Shore neighbours Jost Vineyards to create our very own version of “Tidal Bay” wine, a signature Nova Scotia vintage that brilliantly reflects the terroir, coastal breezes and cooler climate of this place.” Read more here: Lessons from Starting a Vineyard in Nova Scotia
Jost Tidal Bay in the Sky
We're thrilled to have our Jost Tidal Bay recently welcomed to the distinctly Canadian menu at Sky Bistro in Banff, Alberta. Perched at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain (7,486 ft), Sky Bistro is located on the third floor of the Banff Gondola. Along with the extraordinary view, the menu features the unique flavours of Canada through a handpicked selection of meats, produce and beverages. We're looking forward to sharing the flavour of Nova Scotia with guests from around the globe and to Jost Vineyards fans enjoying a taste of home as they raise a glass with friends and family in a truly spectacular Canadian landscape.
Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay Release Bash with the Laughing Freemen
Discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine. Come sample our new 2017 Tidal Bay! Enjoy wine tastings, live music with The Laughing Freemen, locally-inspired gourmet food from Seagrape Café, 25%-45% Off Case Sale* on some of your favourite wine & more. Admission is free. Winery tour at 11am $5/person *Exclusively at Jost Vineyards while quantities last. For purchase in-store only; not available by phone, email or online