Jost Vineyards

Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay 2012

About

A pioneer of the Nova Scotia wine industry, Jost Vineyards produces distinctive wines and styles, which have won hundreds of national and international awards. Jost creates wines for all occasions and every palate—from the connoisseur to the newest wine taster. We take pride in showing the world that Nova Scotia adds a fresh new dimension to the world of wine. We love our place in the world and find joy in crafting our products—you will enjoy them too.

Location Description

Nestled in the gentle hills and sheltered coastal inlets of the Northumberland shores, our winery is Nova Scotia’s largest.

Features

  • Our winery is Nova Scotia’s largest.

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History

Jost Vineyards history begins with Hans Wilhelm Jost and family in the Rhine region of Germany. The Christinenhof was a successful family-run vineyard and cellar, highly praised for its wine quality.

In 1970, in search of vast lands and new freedoms, the Jost family, Hans, Erna and children, Hans Christian and Ellen, immigrated to Nova Scotia. It wasn’t until 1978 that the Josts returned to the family tradition and began experimenting with grapes. With the success of these grapevines, more vineyards were planted and a use for the resulting harvest required. Jost Vineyards became a licensed winery in November 1983 and the first cellar was built in 1984.

Jost wines went on sale in the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission in May of 1985. Jost Vineyards celebrated its grand opening September 6th, 1985.

It wasn’t until June 21st, 1986, that Jost Vineyards was able to sell directly to the public through the Winery Store. The success of the winery store was instant and the family business thrived under the watchful eyes of Hans, Hans Christian, Ellen and Erna.

In 1988, after the death of Hans, Hans Christian took over as winemaker and manager of the winery. Jost Vineyards has recently experienced not only expansions in vineyard acreage, cellar capacity and retail space but new ownership.

Carl and Donna Sparkes are the owners of Devonian Coast Wineries. DCW is a platform from which to acquire, develop and grow select Nova Scotia wine brands. DCW’s goal is to bring great talent and resources together to create a portfolio of truly unique, high quality and great value wines from Atlantic Canada and market to the world. Wines from DCW are currently marketed across Canada, Japan and China. DCW has three wineries in Nova Scotia: Jost, Gaspereau and Mercator.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Following the success of the experimental planting of grapes in 1978, the vineyards at Jost have grown to 45 acres in Malagash. Malagash is located on the 45th parallel, the same as parts of France and Germany. Grape growing in marginal climates produces exciting, fruit forward wines, a perfect match for the Maritime bounty from land and sea.

Jost Vineyards has over 130 acres of vineyards under contract with grape growers around the province of Nova Scotia. The most common varieties are Marechal Foch, L’Acadie Blanc, Muscat, Leon Millot, Geisenheim, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Mischurnitz and Severnyi.

Awards

GOLD 2012 Tidal Bay

SILVER Devonian Coast Portes de Atlantica Premium Tawny

2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

SILVER 2012 Tidal Bay
Valley White
Marble Mountain
2010 Ceilidh

BRONZE Valley Red
Valley Rose
Prima Rosa
2011 Marechal Foch

5th Annual Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards

TOP RED WINE 4Skins

TOP DESSERT WINE 2011 Vidal Icewine

SILVER 2011 Leon Millot
2010 Eagle Tree Muscat

BRONZE 2012 Tidal Bay
2010 Ceilidh

WineAlign's National Wine Awards of Canada 2013

SILVER 2011 Vidal Icewine
2012 Habitant Blanc

BRONZE 2011 Leon Millot
2012 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2012 Cote de Bras d'Or
2012 Tidal Bay

25th Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD 2010 Valley Roads Millot Marechal Foch

GOLD 2011 Valley Roads L'Acadie Muscat
2011 Habitant Blanc
2010 Vidal Cayuga
2008 Leon Millot
2007 Trilogy
Muscat Prost

SILVER 2011 Tidal Bay
4 Skins
2008 Cabernet Franc

BRONZE 2011 Valley Roads Rose
Christinenhof Kabinett
2010 Cote St George Marechal Foch
2008 Cabernet Franc

Wine Access 2012 Canadian Wine Awards

BRONZE 2008 Reserve Marechal Foch
2011 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2011 Tidal Bay
2011 Vidal Icewine

2012 Atlantic Canada Wine Awards

RED WINE OF THE YEAR 2010 Cote St. George Marechal Foch

SILVER 2011 Marechal Foch

BRONZE 2011 L'Acadie Chardonnay

2012 All Canadian Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD 2011 Habitant Blanc
2008 Ceilidh Marechal Foch

GOLD Valley Rds 2011 Rose

SILVER 2011 L'Acadie Chardonnay
Valley Roads 2010 Millot Marechal Foch
Trilogy

2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

GOLD 2011 Lochview L’Acadie Blanc

SILVER 2011 Cobequid Tides L’Acadie
4Skins
2011 Katelyn
Marble Mountain
2010 Marechal Joffre
2011 Sunrise Frontenac

BRONZE Trilogy
2011 Pinot Gris
Millot Marechal Foch
2008 Ceilidh Marechal Foch
Christinenhof Kabinett
2011 Lorneville Shores L’Acadie
2008 Leon Millot
2011 Habitant
2010 Eagle Tree
2011 Cote de Bras d’Or Cayuga

2011 Canadian Wine Awards (Wine Access)

SILVER 2010 Habitant Blanc

BRONZE 2008 Avondale Riesling Gold
2009 Cote St. George Marechal Foch
2010 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2010 Petite Milo
2010 Vidal Icewine

2011 All Canadian Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD 2010 Tidal Bay
2009 Marechal Foch
2010 Valley Roads L'Acadie Gris

GOLD 2010 Cote St. George L'Acadie Blanc
Maple Wine
2009 Valley Roads Leon Millot Baco Noir

SILVER Kellermeister
2010 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2010 Petite Milo

BRONZE 2009 Cote St. George Marechal Foch

2011 Finger Lakes Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD Maple Wine

GOLD 2010 Tidal Bay

SILVER 4Skins
Amore
2008 Avondale Riesling Gold
2010 Cote St. George L'Acadie Blanc
Kellermeister
2010 Muscat Eau De Vie
n/v Muscat Eau De Vie
2010 Peach Eau De Vie
2010 Yellow Plum Eau De Vie
Prima Rosa
Prost

BRONZE 2009 Muscat Eau De Vie
2010 Red Plum Eau De Vie
Christinenhof Kabinett
2008 Cote de Bras D'or Marechal Foch
2009 Cote de Bras D'or Marechal Foch
2009 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2010 Ortega
2010 Petite Milo
2007 Reserve Marechal Foch

2011 International Tasters Guild Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD 2010 Valley Roads L'Acadie Gris

GOLD 2010 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
Prima Rosa

SILVER 2010 Tidal Bay
2010 Cote St. George L'Acadie
2008 Eagle Tree Muscat
Kellermeister
2009 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
Maple Wine
2010 Ortega
2010 Valley Roads Rose

BRONZE 2008 Avondale Riesling Gold
2008 Cote Bras D'or Marechal Foch
2010 Eagle Tree Muscat
4Skins
2010 Habitant Blanc
Christinenhof Kabinett
2009 Marechal Foch
2010 Petite Milo
Prost
2009 Valley Roads Leon Millot Baco Noir
2010 Vidal Icewine


2011 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards

GOLD 2008 Baco Noir (Red Wine of the Year)
2010 Vidal Ice Wine
2010 Eagle Tree Muscat
2010 L'Acadie Chardonnay
N/V Muscat Eau de Vie
2010 Musact Eau de Vie (Spirit of the Year)
2008 Muscat Eau de Vie

SILVER 2010 Cote St.George L'Acadie Blanc
2009 Cote St. George Marchael Foch
2010 Red Plum Eau de Vie
2008 Red Plum Eau de Vie
2009 Marchael Foch
Framboise

BRONZE 4 Skins
2010 Marchael Joffre

2010 All- Canadian Wine Awards

GOLD 2009 Valley Roads L'Acadie Muscat
SILVER 2009 Habitant Blanc
BRONZE 2006 Baco Noir

2010 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

GOLD 2008 Valley Roads Leon Millot
2008 Yellow Plum Eau de Vie

SILVER Amore
2009 Valley Roads L'Acadie Muscat
2009 L'Acadie Chardonnay
2007 Trilogy
2008 Leon Millot
2008 Cote St. George Marechal Foch
2008 Marechal Foch
2008 Red Plum Eau de Vie
2008 Muscat Grappa

BRONZE 2006 Baco Noir
Muscat Prost
2009 Habitant Blanc
2008 Seyval Blanc
2009 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2007 Reserve Marechal Foch

2009 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards

GOLD 2006 Trilogy
2006 Pinot Noir

SILVER 2007 Vidal Icewine
2007 Ortega Icewine
2007 Seyval Blanc
Prost
2007 Cotes St.George Marechal Foch
2006 Cabernet Franc

BRONZE 2006 Muscat Icewine
2005 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Ortega Icewine
2007 L'Acadie Chardonnay
2006 Reserve Marechal Foch
Maple Wine
Framboise
2007 Chardonnay


2009 All Canadian Wine Championships

DOUBLE GOLD 2007 Valley Roads Marechal Foch
2005 Baco Noir
2008 Habitant Blanc

GOLD 2007 Cote St. George Marechal Foch


SILVER 2007 Cote St. George L'Acadie Blanc
2007 Eagle Tree Muscat
2007 L'Acadie Chardonnay

BRONZE 2008 Valley Roads L'Acadie Blanc
2008 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2007 Marechal Foch
2006 Trilogy
Chablis Blanc de Blanc
Prost

2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

GOLD 2007 Leon Millot

BRONZE Chablis Blanc de Blanc
2005 Baco Noir
2007 L'Acadie Chardonnay
2007 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2007 Ortega Icewine
2005 Whisky Barrel Aged Ortega Icewine

2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

BRONZE Chablis Blanc de Blanc


2008 Tasters Guild International

DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Leon Millot
2007 Vidal Icewine

GOLD 2006 Marechal Foch
2006 Reserve Marechal Foch

SILVER 2006 Muscat Icewine
2005 Avondale Riesling Gold
2007 Habitant Blanc
2007 Vidal Cayuga
2007 Seyval Blanc
2005 Trilogy
Prima Rosa

BRONZE 2007 Ortega Icewine
2007 Avondale Riesling Gold
2006 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio
2006 L'Acadie Chardonnay
2005 Baco Noir

2008 All-Canadian Wine Championships

DOUBLE GOLD Prima Rosa

GOLD 2006 Marechal Foch

SILVER 2006 Leon Millot
2006 L'Acadie Pinot Grigio

BRONZE 2007 Habitant Blanc
2007 Avondale Riesling Gold

2007 Tasters Guild International

DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Vidal Icewine

GOLD 2006 Ortega Chardonnay

SILVER 2006 Rosé
2006 Seyval Blanc
2005 L’Acadie Pinot Grigio
2005 L’Acadie Chardonnay
2006 Cote St. George L’Acadie
2006 Cote/Bras d’Or Cayuga
2006 Cote St. George Foch
2005 Marechal Foch
2005 Leon Millot

BRONZE 2006 Pinot Noir Blanc
2003 Trilogy
2005 Pinot Noir
2005 Reserve Marechal Foch

2007 All Canadian Wine Compionship

DOUBLE GOLD 2005 L’Acadie Pinot Grigio
2005 Leon Millot

GOLD 2006 Cote de Bras Cayuga

SILVER 2006 Seyval Blanc

2006 NSLC Port of Wines Festival

PLATINUM 2004 Ortega Icewine

SILVER Maple Wine

2006 Concours Mondail de Bruxelles

SILVER 2004 Muscat Icewine

2006 All-Canadian Wine Championship

DOUBLE GOLD 2004 L’Acadie Blanc

GOLD 2005 St. George L’Acadie

SILVER 2005 Cote de Bras d’or Foch

BRONZE 2005 Seyval Blanc
2005 Ortega Chardonnay
2004 Cote St George Foch
2005 Ortega Icewine

2006 Tasters Guild International

DOUBLE GOLD 2005 Ortega Icewine

GOLD 2005 Seyval Blanc
2004 Marechal Foch
2004 Cote St. George Foch

SILVER 2005 Muscat Icewine
2005 Vidal Icewine
Blueberry Wine
2005 Rosé
2005 Cote/ Bras d’Or Cayuga
2004 Eagle Tree Muscat
2005 Cote St.George L’Acadie
2005 Ortega Chardonnay
2005 Riesling
2005 Cote St. George Marechal
2003 Reserve MarechalFoch
2005 Cote/Bras d’Or Marechal
2004 L’Acadie Blanc

BRONZE 2004 Avondale Riesling Gold
2005 Habitant Blanc
2005 Pinot Cabernet Rosé

2005 NSLC Port of Wines Festival

GOLD Maple Wine

2005 Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Judging

SILVER 2003 Baco Noir

BRONZE 2003 Marechal Foch
2003 Reserve Marechal Foch
2003 Eagle Tree Muscat

2005 All Canadian Wine Championship

DOUBLE GOLD 2004 Seyval Blanc

GOLD 2004 Cote Bras d’Or Cayuga
2003 Leon Millot

BRONZE 2004 Cote St. George L’Acadie

2005 Tasters Guild International

DOUBLE GOLD 2004 Ortega Icewine

GOLD 2004 Cote St.George L’Acadie

SILVER 2004 Cote Bras d’Or Cayuga
2003 L’Acadie Blanc
2004 Seyval Blanc
2003 Leon Millot
2004 Geisenheim Icewine
2004 Muscat Icewine
2004 Vidal Icewine
2004 Habitant Blanc
2003 Eagle Tree Muscat
2003 Baco Noir

Reviews

1 Review
David Logan David Logan
Portland, Oregon
AMAZING!

Absolutely LOVED our visit. The wines did not disappoint and the staff was so friendly!

September 2016

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Summer Hours June 15th to September 15th 9am-6pm Winter Hours 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday noon - 5pm Sunday

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Malagash, Nova Scotia B0K 1E0
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