A couple from Newfoundland and Labrador is trying to do what some might say is a long shot: to grow grapes in a province known affectionately as The Rock. Carl and Donna Sparkes own Devonian Coast Wineries in Nova Scotia, but they have visions of vineyards on Canada's easternmost island and they're confident a wine industry can succeed there.
I was intoxicated by their enthusiasm and optimism when I met them. They had agreed to let me tell their story, in a documentary for CBC's Land & Sea.
Go grab yourself a vino, sit back and enjoy Visions of Vineyards.
We shot most of our story on location at Jost Vineyards in Malagash, Nova Scotia. For a quick trip to that serene, green scene, please see my blog post Under a Malagash Sun.