Avondale Sky Winery & D’Vine Morsels Restaurant
Avondale Sky Winery & D’Vine Morsels Restaurant, Avondale
Avondale Sky Winery is located on the beautiful Avon Penninsula, and it has been named Winery of the Year in the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards of 2015 and 2016.
Avondale Sky is based out of the historic St. Matthews Church, which was transported 42 kilometers from Walton, NS and refurbished into the winery’s retail location. Not only can visitors enjoy award-winning wine and fantastic food, they can also admire the structure’s unique and authentic stained glass windows. The Globe and Mail described Avondale Sky’s “great travelling church” as one of the most “lovely and tranquil wine tasting rooms in the world.”
Avondale Sky has received local and national recognition for the quality of their wine. “Our winemaker, Ben Swetnam, graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture Program. He’d practiced his craft in other Nova Scotia wineries and in Germany before moving to Avondale Sky. Having made wine here since 2009, Ben has created products for a broad range of tastes.”
Select Avondale Sky wines are now available in larger NSLC stores, private wine stores as well as at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on weekends.
Avondale Sky Winery is also now home to the newly opened D’Vine Morsels Restaurant, which is currently open Thursday through Sunday. The restaurant will soon be open daily, and it will also be available for private event bookings. The restaurant’s menu changes often and is based on mostly seasonal, local ingredients.