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Local Kentville vineyard supporting NSCC winemaking students

NSCC’s Cool Climate Wine and Viticulture program started in 2019, the first of its kind in the province. The program combines viticulture – grape growing and wine production and is well on its way to boosting the wine industry in Atlantic Canada. All the graduates from the first year have gone on to find employment at vineyards, wineries, and cideries. John Eikenleboom, a resident of Port Williams and owner of 1365 Church Street Vineyard and Winery is a proud supporter of the program. “Our industry will not grow without supporting and training young people. It is the only way.” John knows first-hand the value of an NSCC training having attended the Introduction to Grape Growing course before transitioning his own...

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