Beyond Terroir 2023 | Oct 15th, 12 pm

Regular price $125.00

In allyship with Glooscap First Nation, Benjamin Bridge will host the fifth edition of Beyond Terroir, our well-loved annual culinary and educational experience. All ticket profits from this event will go directly to Glooscap First Nation for community youth activities. Guests will be guided on a walking tour, experiencing thoughtful food and drink pairings prepared with ingredients from our winery garden and quality local producers. Featuring three stations in the most intimate areas of our vineyard, Mi'kmaq knowledge holders speak on various topics around this year's theme: to be announced in Summer 2023. This event is made possible by the generous support from NSCC's culinary, tourism and hospitality students and instructors, and several other valued local partners. 

Event date and time: Sunday, October 15th from 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Benjamin Bridge Winery, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

Please note: This event is rain or shine, taking place outdoors in our vineyard, so please wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear for walking on uneven terrain. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.


Chief Sidney Peters of Glooscap First Nation says about the Beyond Terroir: Mi’kmaq culture, just like Benjamin Bridge, is centred on family and community. This event beautifully encapsulates these relationships. When you come, you feel the warmth and hospitality, and when you leave, you leave with new friendships.

Event profits will go directly to Glooscap First Nation to support youth activities in the community. 

This year’s speakers will be Mi'kmaq knowledge holders from around Mi'kma'ki who will speak on a loose theme, to be announced soon.

Each station will feature small-plate creations paired with a wine or zero-proof beverage, incorporating traditional foods led by Benjamin Bridge’s culinary manager, Kyla Welton, in collaboration with student volunteers from NSCC’s culinary program.

The idea for Beyond Terroir began several years ago, when lifelong friend of Benjamin Bridge, Zabrina Whitman of Glooscap First Nation, and head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, had a conversation around the absence of Indigenous voices and culture in present day dialogue on food and wine. To discuss the concept of "terroir" in our winemaking requires the knowledge of the first peoples who have lived on the land since time immemorial and who have managed resources of the Gaspereau Valley long before there were vineyards or farms of any sort.