While wine making is a relatively new industry in Nova Scotia it does have strong historical roots. French settlers are known to have planted vines in the early 1600's in the areas of Bear River and LaHave. Often compared to some of Europe's specialized wine regions, Nova Scotia's rocky, acidic soil and cool temperatures can be an unpredictable combination. Winemakers have risen to the challenge and the Province is now being recognized for its sparkling wines and aromatic whites as well as other varieties. From small artisanal wineries to larger commercial operations, the industry continues to prosper and attract new entrants. Explore and Enjoy!