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 River Bend Petite Milo 2017

Notes of lemon custard, tropical fruit, and hints of spice.

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8 | 750ml bottle ~ 30

Mercator Vineyards Tidal Bay 2020

Nova Scotia’s Premier 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

Rosé

Mercator Vineyards Compass Rosé 2020 

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

Dry

5oz glass ~ 7 | 750ml bottle ~ 27

Red

Mercator Vineyards Upper Ridge Marquette 2017 

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

Dry

5oz glass ~ 8 | 750ml bottle ~ 30

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 | 750ml bottle ~ 40

Tasting Flights

Wine & Chocolate Flight ($18)
OR
Choose 3 of the following wines ($12)
OR
Choose 4 of the following wines ($15)

All samples are 1 oz.

Mercator Vineyards River Bend Petite Milo 2017

Notes of lemon custard, tropical fruit, and hints of spice.

Dry

Mercator Vineyards Tidal Bay 2019

Nova Scotia’s Premier White Wine. 
Notes of apple, custard, and fresh peach.

Off-dry

Mercator Vineyards Compass Rosé 2019 

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

Off-dry

Mercator Vineyards Upper Ridge Marquette 2016 

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

Dry

Mercator Vineyards Sauvage Sur Lie 2016

Spontaneously fermented in French oak barrels; notes of lemon curd, brioche, and toasted oak.

Dry

Mercator Vineyards Reserve Marquette 2016

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

Dry