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New campaign tries to entice investment in Nova Scotia wine industry


August 19, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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winegrapesAugust 19, 2008, Kentville, N.S. –
A new project aimed at encouraging investment in the Nova Scotia winery
and vineyard industry is expected to launch this fall.

August 19, 2008, Kentville, N.S. – A new project aimed at encouraging investment in the Nova Scotia winery and vineyard industry is expected to launch this fall.

winegrapesA group of development agencies, wine and vineyard associations and the provincial government hope the joint project will encourage the opening of new wineries in Nova Scotia.

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The partners hired a marketing agency to create a package and website that provide a step-by-step process for starting a winery or vineyard – and will describe the regions with the most potential for growth.

The partners include the Kings Community Economic Development Agency, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia, the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia and several other development groups.

The development agencies are helping to fund the project, as are the federal and Nova Scotia governments.

“With greater investments in Nova Scotia wineries and vineyards, the (development agency) expects to see the creation of local jobs, increased export opportunities, increased tourism and preservation of agricultural land,” said a representative from the Kings Community Economic Development Agency.

The Winery Association of Nova Scotia lists nine wineries in the province.

It says the best grape-growing areas are the Annapolis Valley, the Malagash Peninsula and the LaHave River Valley.