Joggins Commemorative Wine


October 22, 2008


Malagash, Nova Scotia- Jost Vineyards in Malagash will celebrate the designation of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the introduction of commemorative Joggins Fossil Cliffs labels on two of its award winning wines.

The wines, a 2007 L’Acadie Chardonnay white wine and a 2006 Marechal Foch red wine will feature specially designed labels bearing images of two of the 300-million year old fossils that make the Joggins Fossil Cliffs the world reference site for the Coal Age period of earth history.

The World Heritage Site has been termed the “Coal Age Galapagos.” The “grand exposure” of rocks contains the best and most complete known fossil record of terrestrial life in the iconic “Coal Age” including standing tree trunks up to 6 m high, a vast array of invertebrates, fish, amphibians and remains of the world’s earliest reptiles.

The commemorative wine is the result of a unique partnership between Jost, the Joggins Fossil Institute, and the Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association (CREDA). “Jost Vineyards is very pleased to partner with Joggins and CREDA to commemorate the World Heritage designation,” said owner Hans Christian Jost.

The wines will be available in the next couple of weeks at Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation outlets in Cumberland County as well as at the Jost winery store in Malagash.