Nova Scotia's rising tide of wine


Thanks to climate change and increased viticultural knowledge, Canada’s second-smallest province is developing a distinctive wine industry.

It may not be so surprising that Nova Scotia, a small, heavily wooded peninsula on Canada’s eastern coast, is the world's largest exporter of Christmas trees, lobsters and wild berries. Less expected for a province on the cold northern Atlantic seaboard is a wine industry.

In fact, Nova Scotia is Canada's oldest wine region – vineyards were first planted here in the early 1600s. But winegrowing never really took off here until the early 21st century, when, thanks to climate change, an influx...