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.


Wine Bar & Menu

Wine List

For sipping at our winery

~ please order at the bar ~


Mercator Vineyards South Slope Seyval Blanc 2016

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


5oz glass ~ 8  •  750ml bottle ~ 35

Mercator Vineyards River Bend Petite Milo 2016

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


5oz glass ~ 8  •  750ml bottle ~ 35

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


5oz glass ~ 8  •  750ml bottle ~ 35

Mercator Vineyards Sauvage Sur Lie 2016

Blend of Nova Scotian Chardonnay & Petite Milo. Rich & complex. Expressions of oak are derived from wild fermentation in toasted French oak & lees contact.


5oz glass ~ 9  •  750ml bottle ~ 40


Mercator Vineyards Upper Ridge Marquette 2016 

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


5oz glass ~ 8  •  750ml bottle ~ 35

Mercator Vineyards Reserve Marquette 2015

Rich & complex. Notes of blackberry, fig, integrated oak & spice.
Appassimento method (dried grapes).


5oz glass ~ 8  •  750ml bottle ~ 35

Mercator Vineyards En Cave Cinq Ans 2012  

Complex & well rounded. Blend of Pinot Noir with selected classic Nova Scotia reds. Expresses fresh black cherry & raspberry. Hints of violet & notes of oak & spice.


5oz glass ~ 9  •  750ml bottle ~ 40


Tasting Flights

~ please order at the bar ~

Taster’s Choice~3 Flight

Three wines of your choice
+ fresh baked bread*


Vertical Mercator Tidal Bay~3 Flight 

Three vintages of our premium Nova Scotia White Wine
1. Tidal Bay 2015 2. Tidal Bay 2016
3. Tidal Bay 2017
+ fresh baked bread*


The Mercator Experience~4 Flight

Four of our flagship wines
1. Tidal Bay (white) 2. Sauvage Sur Lie (white)
3. Upper Ridge Marquette (red) 4. En Cave (red)
+ fresh baked bread* + olives + tamari almonds + mild gouda


Chocolate Flight~3 Flight

Three wines paired with handmade chocolate by Gabrielle
1. Marquette (red) paired with 70% dark with dried cranberries
2. Reserve Marquette (red) paired with 70% dark rosemary ganache
3. En Cave (red) paired with 54% dark solid



Add any additional sample to your flight - just $3 each.
Flight fees are waived with a wine purchase of $100. 


Ploughman’s Platter

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

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

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


* Vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request.