About Us

Founders Doug & Suzanne Corkum started their dream in the 1980's . Together, along with the help of their family. They hand planted each vine and cultivated their vision from the ground up.

Aerial view of the vineyards at Sainte-Famille.

In June of 1990 they opened the doors to Sainte Famille Wines. Suzanne became the first female winemaker in Nova Scotia and helped pave the way for what is now a booming wine industry.

It has always been our mission to craft exceptional wines and to create a welcoming environment for anyone who visits the winery.

We are home to some of the oldest vines in the province. We grow many different varietals in our estate vineyard, including:

  • L'acadie Blanc
  • Seyval Blanc
  • New York Muscat
  • Marechal Foch
  • Baco Noir
  • Seigfried
  • GM 318
  • Riesling
  • Lucy Kuhlmann