Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about fermenting or brewing? You’re not alone. Fermenting wine or brewing beer are enjoyable pastimes that with a little help can be very approachable for the novice and the endless variation available means the avid hobbyist can spend a life time perfecting their craft. It’s a rare brewer or vintner that doesn’t have a question or two as they look to perfect their art.

Do to recent changes in the Liquor Control Act in Nova Scotia there have a great many questions regarding the Ferment-on-Premises Regulations.  The complete regulations can be found here.

Can I use my own wine bottles when bottling my wine?

Yes you can.  Please make sure that your bottles have been cleaned thoroughly (we have equipment on-site to help you with this) and the labels removed. The provincial Ferment-on-Premises regulations are very strict on this point – all bottles must have any commercial labels removed prior to their use in bottling your wine or beer.  Generally you’ll find that a good soak in hot, soapy water will help loosen the label.

We’ve just finished launching this site so please bear with us while we work to add some of the many questions we regularly receive from our customers.