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!
In spring 2018, we released our very first wine, Red Carpet! The red wine is a beautifully fruitful wine that you'll definitely wanting to roll out for all occasions! After Red Carpet, we launched Buddy's Craft Cider and 1606 Good Cheer Cider! The delicious ciders are a blend of heritage apples grown right here in the Annapolis Valley!
After that, during the summer of 2018 we launched three Cellos! We now offer Blueberry, Strawberry and Rhubarb Cellos. For those who don't know, Cello is a fortified wine that presents like a liqueur or dessert wine. All three varieties are perfect for sipping on, or pairing with your favourite treat.
We had so much fun making Buddy's Cider and 1606, we decided to keep 'em coming! During the summer, we released our newest addition to the Buddy family, Blueberry Buddys! The rich sweet taste of our Nova Scotian blueberries with heritage apple was such a hit, we decided to make Casa Nova Cherry Cider, which we released in September 2018.
All of the fruit we use in all of our beverages are of the finest quality, sourced from only Nova Scotian producers.
Keep an eye out for news of our new ones coming up!