Experience
Experience

Winery

The Mercator house dates back over 200 years. It is where hard working European settlers raised their families on the land and water. Their food and drink were rustic and hearty.

Today on this land there are flourishing vineyards growing splendid wines. The cellars now age barrels of limited edition, premium estate wines. Our terroir-expressive wines are enjoyed with artisan breads, cheeses and meats presented with old world charm and simple grace.

Named for Gerardus Mercator the pioneering cartographer whose groundbreaking world map was the gold standard in the age of exploration, our winery celebrates the first agrarian settlement in the area.

The original winery building was, among other things, an apple processing operation and a farmers’ market where the community came together on weekend mornings to avail of the valley’s bounty and socialize with friends.

In the tradition of our forebears, Mercator Vineyards welcomes visitors from the world over to experience the genuine warmth of our people and their craft from the bounty of this land.

Find us along the Harvest Moon Trailway. Winding its way through picturesque communities along the former railway line and offering access to farm markets, restaurants, u-picks and accommodations, the Harvest Moon Trailway provides direct access to our Mercator Vineyards wine bar and boutique.

Start out by relaxing on our deck with a flight of four wines and then stroll along the trailway to capture a remarkable sunset. Or arrive by cycling along the trailway and then settle back to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our heritage space with an estate select wine in your glass.

Experience
Experience

Wine Bar & Menu

Wine List

For sipping at our winery

~ please order at the bar ~

Whites

Mercator Vineyards South Slope Seyval Blanc 2016

A balanced, subtle white wine. Fresh & clean. Notes of apple and minerality.

Dry  

5oz glass ~ 8

Mercator Vineyards River Bend Petite Milo 2016

Expressive & fruit forward. Notes of white melon, apple, celery, birch & a hint of vanilla.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8

Mercator Vineyards Tidal Bay 2018

Nova Scotia’s Premier White Wine. 
Notes of fresh apple, peach, lemon rind & subtle spice. Roundness on the palate while still refreshing & bright.

Off-dry

5oz glass ~ 8

Mercator Vineyards Tidal Bay 2017

Nova Scotia’s Premier White Wine. 
Crisp & refreshing. Distinct citrus notes supported by a backbone of minerality & a hint of sweetness.

Off-dry

5oz glass ~ 6

Mercator Vineyards Sauvage Sur Lie 2016

Weighted & complex. Notes of lemon curd, brioche & oak from wild fermentation in toasted French oak & on lees.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8

Reds

Mercator Vineyards Upper Ridge Marquette 2016 

Fruit forward & elegant with moderate tannins & notes of red cherry, mixed berry fruit & vanilla.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8

Mercator Vineyards Reserve Marquette 2016

Complex with depth. Notes of dried fruit, spice, leather, fresh tobacco & subtle oak. Appassimento method (dried grapes).

Dry

5oz glass ~ 10

Tasting Flights

~ please order at the bar ~

The Mercator Experience~4 Flight

Four of our flagship wines
1. Seyval Blanc (white)
2. Tidal Bay (white)
3. Sauvage Sur Lie (white)
4. Upper Ridge Marquette (red)
+ fresh baked bread* + cheese + almonds + olives

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Taster’s Choice~3 Flight

Three wines of your choice
+ fresh baked bread*

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Taster's Choice~4 Flight 

Four wines of your choice
+ fresh baked bread*

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Chocolate Flight~3 Flight

Four wines paired with handmade chocolate by Gabrielle
1. Seyval Blanc (white) + Lemon Fudge Milk Chocolate
2. Upper Ridge Marquette (red) + 70% dark dried cranberries
3. Reserve Marquette (red) + 70% dark rosemary ganache
4. Maple Wine (dessert) + salted caramel milk chocolate

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Sparkling Wine Weekends

Available only on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Cabernet Franc 2011
A fine mousse, bright acidity & minerality.
Complex aromatics & a refreshing finish. Off-dry
1 oz Flute ~ 3
5 oz Flute ~ 12

 

Ploughman’s Platter

Three cheeses: That Dutchman’s Gouda + Avonlea clothbound Cheddar + Ran-Cher Acres Fresh Chèvre with Sea Salt

Three Peasant’s Pantry meats*: House-smoked ham + Rillette + Saucisson Sec

Fresh baked bread* + bread & butter pickles + grainy mustard + seasonal preserves

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Gourmet Picnic Basket

Serves 2

Our gourmet pantry foods are perfect for pairing with your wine selection. Make it an adventure with our free picnic basket rental.

Includes: A Freshly Baked Baguette*, Hummus, Local Meat Plate, Local Cheese Plate, 1 Mason Jar of Pickles, 1 Mason Jar of Jelly

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* Vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request.