Le Caveau is built on forging relationships with local purveyors. With admiration for Nova Scotia’s land and sea, and deep respect for the people that work on and in it, Chef Jason Lynch compiles a locally focussed, seasonally inspired menu. While it is internationally and nationally recognized as a top Nova Scotia culinary destination, it’s the local community and its people that drive Le Caveau to consistently deliver an exceptional culinary journey
Passion and hospitality are in our blood.
Family owned and operated, Domaine de Grand Pré winery was built on love and passion for Nova Scotia and exceptional wine and food. Hanspeter Stutz, owner and father, is a visionary who first took a leap of faith in 1994, trusting that something special could be established to grow the Nova Scotia wine industry. He wanted to create a world-class destination while building a future for his family.
From Switzerland to Nova Scotia
Arriving from Switzerland, Hanspeter proceeded to establish Domaine de Grand Pré winery with the help of his son Jürg, a Swiss trained winemaker, accompanied by his wife Cäcilia, who manages the guest experience in the wine shop. His daughter Beatrice, exuding authenticity, is behind the first-class culinary experience at the on-site restaurant Le Caveau. It’s here where locally sourced food is crafted into culinary masterpieces by her locally-minded husband, Chef Jason Lynch. Hanspeter’s partner, Anna, has created stunning gardens throughout the grounds. Her classic and impeccable tastes play a centre role in the warm and welcoming environment that Domaine de Grand Pré has become known for.
The oldest farm winery site in Atlantic Canada
It was in 2000, after years of thoughtful renovation, that we first opened our hearts and doors as Domaine de Grand Pré. We’ve been welcoming visitors and delivering a Nova Scotia wine experience like none other ever since.
Our hope is that you’ll immediately feel welcome and want to spend time at Domaine de Grand Pré. Enjoy our lush gardens and immaculately tended vines and relax in our inviting Le Caveau restaurant or our cobblestone courtyard. A place of the Old World, European charm is carved into every stone. It’s a place where time stands still.