Updated September 2019
Wind your way through New Brunswick in September and October and you’ll be treated to some of the prettiest landscapes all year. It’s the quintessential recipe for a fall weekend away: lovely wineries, local eateries, cute B&B’s, and roads that practically beg to be explored.
Head this way to sip cool-climate wines, chat with friendly owners and wine-growers, and tour vineyards awash in that unbeatable fall glow.
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WHERE TO GO
Motts Landing Vineyard and Winery
3506 Lower Cambridge Road (Route 715), Cambridge-Narrows
Just 45 minutes upriver from the Bay of Fundy, you’ll be treated to reds, whites, and sparkling varietals on the shores of Washademoak Lake.
35 Gorhams Bluff Road, Kingston
Looking for a good wine, mead or a premium cider? Enjoy a visit and tasting at Dunhams Run or join them on Grape Harvest Day in October. Plan to come back in the summer months for their Date Nights, which include everything from stand-up comedy to vineyard tours.
Waterside Farms Cottage Winery
2008 Route 915, Waterside
One of New Brunswick’s tastiest treats are the wild blueberries that pop up each summer. Albert County’s first cottage winery (est. 2006) turns those blueberries (and blackberries, cranberries and rhubarb) into an even tastier treat.
Verger Belliveau Orchard
1209 Principale Street, Memramcook
This orchard-winery has all the makings of fun, with wagon ride tours, apple u-pick and an orchard market and café. Bring home a bottle of their signature fruit wine or hard cider for a yummy souvenir.
Domaine Latitude 46 Estate Winery
110 Principale Street, Memramcook
This family-owned and run vineyard and cottage winery is another nice stop for wine lovers on the banks of the Petitcodiac River in Memramcook. Enjoy a tasting, tour the production facilities and indulge at the shop. You can even bring your dog (on a leash) for a walk through the vineyard.
Richibucto River Wine Estate
940 Route 495, Mundleville
Sip estate wines under the watchful eye of the bald eagles known to frequent the area. Guided tours offer a peek into the wine-making process that occurs entirely onsite.
Magnetic Hill Winery
860 Front Mountain Road, Moncton
Savour award-winning wines with a million-dollar view. Picnic delights, tours, tastings and a bed & breakfast in a restored 19th-century property add to the charm of this local favourite.
Winegarden Estate Winery & Distillery
851 Route 970, Baie Verte
You’ll want to take advantage of the picnic area created here especially for guests. Bring your basket lunch (or order a cheese plate during the summer months) and enjoy with a glass of wine on the vine-covered patio. Purchase some of their wines, liqueurs and schnapps to enjoy at home.
Gillis of Belleisle Winery
1826 Route 124, Springfield
Perched at the head of Belleisle Bay on the grounds of a 19th-century farm, this winery will treat you to stunning views and equally good wines.
Les vins de l’Acadie
2021 Route 475, Saint-Édouard-de-Kent
Ever camped next to 2,000 grape vines? Now’s your chance. New Brunswick’s first cooperative cottage winery sits adjacent to Chez les Maury Camping as well as a pristine sandy beach.
Big Sky Sea Buckthorn
320 Redbank Road, Chipman
Meet the sea buckthorn berry, a superfood grown on this certified organic farm and turned into subtle, refreshing and deliciously unique wines (and many other products). You can even help harvest the golden orange coloured berry each weekend from mid-September to late October.