After celebrating our harvest season with our Fall Festival, our team as Casa Nova is back to work harvesting the seasons grapes!
We can’t wait for you to try our newest beverages! It’s been two years since we’ve harvested due to a frost in June 2018 that wiped out our entire crop! Last season, we lost over 90% of our crop, and decided not to harvest.
Although we’re still recuperating from last years loss, resulting in a smaller harvest this year, our team is very excited for what is coming! 🍇🍷
Casa Nova Cherry Cider is about to hit the shelves of thirteen NSLC locations across the province! Our award winning Cherry Cider is made in the beautiful village of Bear River with only premium Nova Scotian ingredients. Bear River is known through time for their cherries, and more often, the annual Cherry Carnival. Back in 1780, it became known that Cherry Trees would fare well and later in 1893 George Wells decided to make it a celebration as a thank you to all the working men and women from the area. The Cherry Carnival is still a very popular annual event in Bear River, now on its 126th year. The event is now a well deserved fundraiser for the communities hard working fire department. Although there are few cherry trees remaining in the area, we take pride in celebrating our local traditions and culture with each beverage we make. Cheers!
Casa Nova's Cherry Cider will be available at the following NSLC locations as of June 3rd
Casa Nova Fine Beverages wins 5 medals in Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, totalling five medals for five entries!
Casa Nova Fine Beverages is being recognized with 5 awards from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition! The prestigious competition held in Rochester, NY judged over 2,900 wine and cider entries from 16 countries around the world. The vineyard located in Bear River East entered a combination of ciders, wine and cello, with each entry receiving an award.
“This is an incredible honour for us to have won a medal for each product we submitted this year,” said company spokesperson Karen Enright. “International competitions are always tough as we are up against products from around the world. Our mission is to promote Nova Scotia fruit and our products are recognized as being on a world level.”
Winning products were:
Buddy’s Original Craft Cider – Silver Medal
Nova Cello Blueberry – Silver Medal
Casa Nova Cherry Cider – Bronze Medal
1606 Good Cheer Craft Cider – Bronze Medal
Red Carpet Wine – Bronze Medal
Both Buddy’s Cider and Red Carpet are available at select NSLCs throughout the province, with the addition of Cherry Cider coming to stores on June 3, 2019. All products will be available at the Yarmouth Farmers’ Market and at our winery in Bear River East, opening on May 11, 2019.
For further information, please contact Karen Enright at 902-467-0917.
Casa Nova Fine Beverages
Casa Nova has been indulging in local fruits and has created numerous ciders using Nova Scotia heritage apples, said to be planted in 1606 when the earliest European settlers arrived. Within the same year, Order of Good Cheer was established in Port Royal, NS in by Samuel de Champlain. History tells us that early settlers and local Mi’kmaq would spend their days gathering foods to produce an evening’s feast, celebrated with music, friends and cheer. Casa Nova owners Karen and Brendan Enright were inspired by the order and continue to honour the origins of the east coast kitchen party with everything they do!
Jeffery has been tapping into the big ol’ maples at the winery! Our assistant cider maker has filled up a few kegs with sap and is going to boil it down into delicious syrup! Stop into our store to try some for yourself!