A visit to Richibucto River Wine Estate brings visitors face-to-face with one of New Brunswick's most breathtaking vineyard vistas. The visual impact of 8 ha (20 acres) of vineyards growing along the banks of the regal Richibucto River is a treat for the senses. A daily tour, tastings and a chance to select souvenirs commemorating your visit adds to the rich sensory experience. Established in 2005, Richibucto River Wine Estate is owned and operated by founder Alan Hudson and his family. Everything is done on property, from the grape-growing to the wine-making, with all wines made from estate-grown grapes. The grapes are harvested by hand, processed, and stored in tanks until the wine is ready to be bottled. From June 15 to September 15, every day at 3 p.m. there is a daily tour of the vineyards and winery to learn about the 20+ varieties of cold-climate grapes that flourish in the New Brunswick climate. The tour includes five wine tastings, and after you can browse the boutique for a special souvenir and wine to bring home with you.