Even in a place known for beautiful, stormy seas, the Minas Basin on the eastern part of the Bay of Fundy stands out.
The highest tide ever recorded took place here, and the ferocious currents include the Dory Rips, three unstoppable rip tides slamming into each other with abandon like nowhere else in the world.
On a clear day, it’s possible to see the rust-coloured water of the silty basin from the windows at the Lightfoot & Wolfville vineyard, less than a kilometre south. As at any good winery, terroir is everything, and owner Mike Lightfoot can’t say enough about why he loves to grow grapes on this bit of land on the north coast of Nova Scotia. There’s the Minas itself, with tides that mitigate the sometimes frigid temperatures that are the bane of this cool, wet upstart of a coastal wine region. READ MORE
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