Benjamin Bridge

1842 White Rock Road, B4P2R1 Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
Canada

Telephone +1 902 542-1560
Fax +1 902 542-1667
wines@benjaminbridge.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wines of Canada

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 9 / D48
 Interactive hall map

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand D48

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Contact

Ashley McConnell-Gordon

Vice President

Phone
1-403-874-8144

Email
ashley@benjaminbridge.com

Jean-Benoit Deslauriers

Head Winemaker

Phone
1-902-300-0306

Email
jeanbenoit@benjaminbridge.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.01  Canada
  • 01.03.01.03  Nova Scotia
  • 01.03.01.03.01  Annapolis Valley
  • 02  SPARKLING WINES
  • 02.02  Pearl wine
  • 02.02.02  Pearl wine/Frizzante with indication of origin

Pearl wine/Frizzante with indication of origin

  • 02  SPARKLING WINES
  • 02.07  Quality sparkling wine/Sekt with origin
  • 02.07.09  Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Our products

Product category: Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut

Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley, home to Benjamin Bridge, is one of the rare grape-growing regions with a growing season remarkably similar to Champagne, France. The valley’s geography and cool climate foster extremely low natural cropping levels — leading to a precious, expensive yield of grapes with rich flavours, texture, and length.

It is not only terroir that puts these wines at the level of the French prestige cuvées. Under the expert guidance of head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge sparklings are made in the laborious and time-consuming Méthode Classique, using the classic Champagne grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The precious berries are hand-picked in small baskets, delicately pressed, and finally bottled for extended aging on their lees.

With more than 15 experience producing Méthode Classique sparkling wine in the Gaspereau Valley, we are confident in calling the 2011 a standout vintage. While the long growing season was cool, the regulating effects of the Bay of Fundy allowed for moderate and slowly acquired grape ripeness, perfect for our internationally acclaimed sparklings.

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Product category: Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Rosé

Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley, home to Benjamin Bridge, is one of the rare grape-growing regions with a growing season remarkably similar to Champagne, France. The valley’s geography and cool climate foster extremely low natural cropping levels — leading to a precious, expensive yield of grapes with rich flavours, texture, and length.

It is not only terroir that puts these wines at the level of the French prestige cuvées. Under the expert guidance of head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge sparklings are made in the laborious and time-consuming Méthode Classique, using the classic Champagne grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The precious berries are hand-picked in small baskets, delicately pressed, and finally bottled for extended aging on their lees.

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Product category: Pearl wine/Frizzante with indication of origin, Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Non-Vintage

While our vintage sparkling wine program purposely highlights the fascinating differences between each growing season, the Benjamin Bridge NV is a non-vintage sparkling wine aimed at consistently capturing the proverbial qualities of our estate microclimate. To do so, the NV taps into the Benjamin Bridge library of sparkling wines that spans over 13 years, including blending components from our inaugural 2002 vintage, to create a house style. This
handcrafted sparkling wine offers a true taste of our history.

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Product category: Pearl wine/Frizzante with indication of origin

Nova 7

Conceived by Canadian winemaking icon Peter J. Gamble, Nova 7 is a proprietary blend of signature aromatic whites, highlighting select Muscat grape varieties. Nova Scotia’s iconic wine is gently handcrafted from grapes grown along the Bay of Fundy. A category unto itself, its lively spritz, inherent acidity and elegant aromatics combine for a seductive expression of coastal terroir.

Enjoy Nova 7 chilled on its own as a crowd-pleasing apéritif or enjoy with fresh seafood, spicy fare, or summer salads. At a lower 7.0% alcohol, Nova 7 is remarkably refreshing on a hot summer afternoon, wonderfully festive during the holiday season and perfectly suited for any celebration.

Made from 100% Nova Scotia grapes, part of the wine’s broad appeal comes from its artisan nature – very minimal intervention in the cellar means each vintage reveals something special and unique from the other.

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Product category: Annapolis Valley

Tidal Bay

Great wine regions of the world have created their own wine appellations — such as Chianti, Bordeaux and Burgundy — to embody a superior quality and style of wine unique to their place of origin. Nova Scotia has newly launched its own wine appellation to showcase a fresh, crisp, premium white wine unique to its terroir.

There is no other grape growing region like Nova Scotia. A wine with distinct character, Tidal Bay brilliantly reflects its birthplace: the terroir, coastal breezes, cooler climate and our winemakers’ world-class craftsmanship. Only those wines that display the region’s distinct characteristics and meet a rigorous set of standards assessed by a technical committee are approved to use its wine appellation.

Serve chilled. Enjoy with seafood or savour on its own.

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Product category: Annapolis Valley

Riesling

Handcrafted from 100% Riesling grown along the Bay of Fundy, this vintage displays the signature brightness of our maritime terroir, as well as a dense and lively structure.

Following BB Club small lots from ‘12, ‘13, and ‘14 this Riesling marks the first commercial itieration. The wine displays high acidity and powerful aromatics, which perfectly parallel the quinessential elements of our white wines. Taken from three distinct vineyard sites along the Bay of Fundy, each lot comes from it’s own microclimate with soils ranging from gravel and clay, to deep sandy loam. To accentuate the singular yet unifying qualities specific to these sites, the wines were wild fermented, relying on indigenous yeast strains from the unique sites to allow for the natural expression of each vineyard.

Serve chilled. Enjoy with seafood or savour on its own.

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Product category: Annapolis Valley

Cabernet Franc Rosé

The Cabernet Franc rosé varietal has a reputation for producing some of the world’s finest rosé wines, many of which come from the Loire Valley of France. By combining Cabernet Franc’s proven elegance with the refreshing qualities of the Annapolis Valley terroir, we have created an exciting new wine with complex flavours.

Driven by our philosophy of pushing both viticultural and winemaking boundaries, we are extremely proud of this 100% Cabernet Franc rosé – a Nova Scotia first. Like other sensitive vinifera varietals critical to Benjamin Bridge’s wine program, supportive growing conditions are an essential but unreliable element.

Thanks to our local grape-growing partners, who are committed to expressing the freshness and distinctiveness of our maritime climate, the result is another standout vintage.

Serve chilled. Enjoy with seafood or savour on its own.

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Product category: Annapolis Valley

V?ro

Derived from veritas, the Latin word for truth, Vēro by Benjamin Bridge speaks the truth of our land. It displays the most celebrated elements of this region’s viticulture — inviting floral aromatics, crisp acidity, and fresh minerality capture Nova Scotia’s quintessential terroir. This elegant white wine is quite simply a true reflection of place, and complements our signature red wine, Taurus.

This 2014 vintage is handcrafted from 35% Chardonnay, 20% Ortega, 20% Vidal, 15% Riesling, and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Vēro stands as our dry classic; an elegant white displaying the wonderful characteristics celebrated in our grape-growing region – inviting citrus aromatics and striking minerality

Extremely versatile. Serve chilled. Savour on its own or as the perfect match for Nova Scotian seafood such as Malagash Oysters, Digby scallops, Fundy lobster and Sambro haddock. An ideal accompaniment to light summer fare and appetizers made from fresh local greens and vegetables.

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Company news

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Mar 8, 2017

DECANTER MAGAZINE'S LEGENDARY CRITIC, STEVEN SPURRIER, RECOMMENDS BENJAMIN BRIDGE IN ITS SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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Mar 8, 2017

NOVA SCOTIA SPARKLING v. CHAMPAGNE: DRINKS BUSINESS MAGAZINE (UK) ANNOUNCES RESULTS FROM RECENT LONDON, ENGLAND TASTING

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Mar 8, 2017

"14 OF THE WORLD’S BEST SPARKLING WINES" - Lucy Shaw, UK Drinks Business

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Mar 8, 2017

"In Nova Scotia, Canada, visiting the remarkable Benjamin Bridge sparkling winery" - Dr. Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com (UK)

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About us

Company details

In little more than a decade, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself by its dedication to time proven techniques, expert guidance, and most importantly its acclaimed, distinctive wines.

The Benjamin Bridge vineyards are located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy, where the cool climate bears an uncanny affinity with the Champagne region of France. Our experienced winemakers work in collaboration with international experts to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines and limited edition luxury wines.

Our innovative sparkling wines display the hallmarks of classic prestige cuvées from Champagne, but with a Nova Scotia signature. “They are, without question, the best sparkling wines I have tasted in Canada,” says Tony Aspler, Canada’s most renowned wine authority.

Our collection of hand crafted fine wines, including perennial sell-out Nova 7, together with our sparkling wine program, have helped raise the profile of Nova Scotia terroir and its winemaking in Canada and internationally.

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