Visions of Vineyards

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.

 Carl and Donna Sparkes own Devonian Coast Wineries (Jane Adey)

Carl and Donna Sparkes own Devonian Coast Wineries (Jane Adey)

 Jost Vineyards, Malagash, Nova Scotia. (Jane Adey)

Jost Vineyards, Malagash, Nova Scotia. (Jane Adey)

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

Cheers!

Jane

 Jost Vineyards, Malagash, Nova Scotia. (Jane Adey)

Jost Vineyards, Malagash, Nova Scotia. (Jane Adey)