Lane’s Privateer Inn wine harvest festival

Lane’s Privateer Inn is a place full of people who are passionate about wine, so when Susan Lane asked us to cover their first wine harvest festival we were very happy to oblige! Their enthusiasm and expertise is obvious.

They had put this event together (in conjunction with the Taste of Nova Scotia and the Winery Association of Nova Scotia) to celebrate the wine harvest here in NS, and it featured food and drink from around the region, including the Hell Bay Brewing Company, Ironworks distillery, Jost, Annapolis Highland Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards, Sainte Famille Wines, Benjamin Bridge and Eel Lake Oysters.

As well as the festival, Susan invited us along to her and sommelier Corinne Maund’s own grape harvest in Beach Meadows which was a fun afternoon, and we got a bit of footage from that day in the video too.  These girls really know their wine!

I hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it.  Looking forward to next year’s harvest already!  Thanks Lane’s.

Wine harvest

It’s all been about wine here at the picture house these last few days.  On Saturday we went to the wine harvest festival at Lane’s Privateer Inn in Liverpool with our cameras for a short piece we’re putting together for them.  Susan Lane had brought in an array of local wine, beer and food for tasting from all around Nova Scotia and it was a great celebration of what we have here in the province.  Meanwhile Jeromy, the chef, cooked up some delights on the BBQ and we were all entertained by local group The 909.  A brilliant way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river.

On thanksgiving Monday we followed the Lane’s team (Susan, Corinne and Jeromy) to their grapevines in Beach Meadows where there was a mass harvest and pot luck going on.  I can’t decide if I was disappointed that we didn’t get to crush grapes with our feet!  Now we’re looking forward to tasting the results.

We’ll be putting the video together soon so look out for updates.  In the meantime here are some photos from the weekend’s events.