Susan Downey


Grape Escapes Wine Tours

A graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS and Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. After completing her education, Susan had the opportunity to travel to different wine regions. During her time traveling, the wine industry in Nova Scotia was steadily growing. Upon returning to her hometown of Halifax, Susan became working as a product specialist at a private wine store and enrolled in the certified sommelier program to further develop her wine education. During the winter of 2011-2012, Susan and partner, Mike Lim started a wine tour business called Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours that offers daily wine tours from Halifax to the Annapolis Valley. After a successful three years operating Grape Escapes, Susan started a sister tour business called, Taste Halifax Food Tours that offers driving food tours to showcase local food, beer and wine in Halifax.