WHITE POINT, Nova Scotia (August 20, 2015) — As she surfs closer to her 90th Birthday, White Point Beach Resort is aging like a fine wine in more ways than one. Being one of Nova Scotia’s leading champions of supporting and serving local, the resort is releasing their new custom labelled wines – Moore’s Legacy Red and Beach Breeze – with neighbouring South Shore winery, Petite Riviére Vineyards.
The wine list at White Point continues to impress and delight visitors from all over the world with their varied Nova Scotia selections. A few years ago, they extended their Nova Scotia offering from the Dining Room into their guest rooms, with an ‘in-room’ wine program. While the program has included Nova Scotia options, the Resort’s Sommelier and Food & Beverage Manager, Dan Tanner, wanted to present a “unique” option for guests.
After much consideration, Dan says that while there were many possibilities here in Nova Scotia, the ideal winery to pair with his vision had to be a vineyard that reflects, embraces and embodies the unique terroir of White Point and the Atlantic Coastline. “In the absence of having our own winery or grapes, the best partner was a natural choice, it had to be Petite Riviére Vineyards” says Tanner noting, “they are using grapes grown and sourced from the same ocean-kissed micro climate as us along the coast and within the LaHave River Valley, it’s the closest we can get to our White Point terroir.”
Pitching the idea to Barbara Thomson, owner and Wine Maker of Petite Riviére Vineyards, was easy as she welcomed the opportunity to work with the Resort in this expanded role. Thomson said “we worked with the Resort to select a red and white wine from our vineyards and we enjoyed providing guidance on the development of custom labels that would make this distinctly White Point”. Partnering with others to lend their quality, award winning wines to custom labels and landmarks isn’t new for Petite as they have released a number of labels in support of a number of organization’s including Three Churches of Mahone Bay Foundation and Cape Sable Lighthouse Society.
After just a couple of months in development, including tastings, Joanne Veinotte, White Point’s General Manager says they are delighted with the new custom labelled wine program. “Introducing wines from Petite Riviére under our own label is as close as we can get to presenting our guests with a White Point wine experience and sharing our story.” ‘Moore’s Legacy Red’, bottled by Petite as its award winning Two Rivers, is named in honour of White Point’s 1928 founder, Philip Hooper Moore. The label features an image of the original Main Lodge, and the wine is a blend of Lucy Khulman and Leon Millot grapes. ‘Beach Breeze’, bottled by Petite as their popular Rissers Breeze white, which is a crisp and refreshing marriage of Seyval Blanc, L’Acadie Blanc and Riesling, a perfect pairing for a day at the beach as illustrated on its label.
Available only within guestrooms at White Point Beach Resort, this program further enhances the many options guests have in sampling a Taste of Nova Scotia while they are at the beach. With aspirations to one day have their own unique blend of wine, Dan Tanner says they’ll keep working with Nova Scotia Wineries, and has his sights set on growing grapes at the Resort. “Ideally, we’ll grow and provide grapes from White Point that can be added to those at Petite Riviére Vineyards, creating truly unique and distinct wine we can call our own.”
White Point Beach Resort is a year-round oceanfront beach resort on Nova Scotia’s South Shore offering a mix of cottages, guest rooms and vacation homes complemented by a dining room, golf course, gift shop, and extensive recreation facilities all perched along a 1km white sand beach. For more information about the Resort visit whitepoint.com.
SOURCE: White Point Beach Resort
White Point Beach Resort
Donna Hatt, Marketing Manager
at the beach: (902) 354-2711 ext 369
on the road: (902) 521-7319
Petite Riviére Vineyard
General Manager, Sales & Events
at the vineyard: 902-693-3033