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, a converted former railway line.

Rent one of our touring cycles and cruise along the trailway, then come settle back and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our heritage space with an estate select wine in your glass. Or start out by enjoying the views from our deck with a flight of wines and then stroll along the trailway to capture a remarkable sunset over the Bay of Fundy and Blomidon. 

Wine Bar & Menu

Wine List

For sipping at our winery. Enjoy our wines by the glass or by the bottle

White

Mercator Vineyards Tidal Bay 2021

Nova Scotia’s Signature White Wine. 
Notes of apple, custard, and fresh pear.

Off-dry

5oz glass ~ 8 | 750ml bottle ~ 30

Mercator Vineyards Sauvage Sur Lie 2017

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

Dry

5oz glass ~ 9 | 750ml bottle ~ 35

Mercator Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay

Notes of apple and tropical fruit and nuances of toasted oak and vanilla.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 10 | 750ml bottle ~ 40

Rosé

Coming Soon - Mercator Vineyards Compass Rosé 2021 

Provence style; notes of orange blossom, wild strawberry, and passion fruit.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 7 | 750ml bottle ~ 27

Red

Mercator Vineyards Upper Ridge Marquette 2019 

Notes of black cherry, vanilla, and a hint of leather.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8 | 750ml bottle ~ 30

Mercator Vineyards Reserve Marquette

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

Dry

5oz glass ~ 10 | 750ml bottle ~ 40

Sparkling

Mercator Vineyards Traditional Method Sparkling Cuvee

Notes of lemon and brioche, balanced by a distinct minerality and hints of spicy oak.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 10 | 750ml bottle ~ 47

Dessert

Mercator Vineyards Passito Muscat

This luscious, not-too-sweet. Hints of vanilla add a depth to the floral and tropical aromatics expressed by the Muscat. Appassimento method (dried grapes).

Sweet

3oz glass ~ 5 | 350ml bottle ~ 32

Mercator Vineyards Fortified Castel

Notes of cassis, blackberry and vanilla. Port-like with a sweet finish balanced by the warmth of the Nova Scotia spirits.

Sweet

3oz glass ~ 5 | 350ml bottle ~ 37


3oz of both Dessert Wines ~ 9

Tasting Flights

All samples are 1 oz.

Flagship Flight of 3

2021 Tidal Bay

2017 Sauvage Sur Lie

2019 Upper Ridge Marquette


3x 1 oz glass ~ 12

Forerunner Flight of 4

2021 Tidal Bay

2017 Sauvage Sur Lie

2019 Upper Ridge Marquette

Reserve Marquette


4x 1 oz glass ~ 15

Mercator Experience Flight


Includes food pairings:
olives, baguette, almonds & local cheese

2021 Tidal Bay

Reserve Chardonnay

2017 Sauvage Sur Lie

Reserve Marquette


4x 1 oz glass ~ 16

Chocolate Pairing Flight

2017 Sauvage Sur Lie

paired with apple preserve dark chocolate

Reserve Marquette

paired with rosemary ganache dark chocolate

2010 Fortified Castel

paired with salted caramel milk chocolate

Passito Muscat

paired with candied orange peel dark chocolate


4x 1 oz glass ~ 18