Ten of Quebec’s Most Beautiful Vineyards
Wine lovers, here are 10 vineyards to visit in Quebec!
1. Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille
Founded in 1989 on beautiful île d’Orleans, 15 minutes from Quebec City, Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille is washed by the river breezes and blessed by an unusually mild microclimate. Here, the specialties are whites, rosés and high-quality ice wines, and, with its covered terrace and delicious food, there’s no better place for a moment of bliss.
2. Vignoble du Chêne Winery
Discover a unique place for a sensory experience at Vignoble Rivière du Chêne, an enchanting site in St-Eustache in the Laurentians. For visitors looking to taste the different varieties, enjoy the beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards or simply feel well with the world, this prestigious estate invites discovery.
3. Vignoble de l’Orpailleur
Located in the lush Dunham Valley, Vignoble de l’Orpailleur was established 30 years ago in one of Quebec’s most welcoming and beautiful regions, the Eastern Townships. The quality of Orpailleur’s wines has been recognized by Quebec consumers and sommeliers alike. The 10 wines this vineyard offers make up an exceptionally delicious family.
4. Vignoble Le Cep d'Argent
Take advantage of your visit to Vignoble Le Cep d'Argent to picnic at a scenic resort and then hike the wine trails. The 114-acre, 60,000-vine vineyard provides an exceptional view of Lake Magog. Besides the sparkling wines that have made the vineyard a household name, the Cep d’Argent also offers a selection of reds, whites and rosés.
5. Vignoble Les Petits Cailloux
The family-run Vignoble Les Petits Cailloux is located at the foot of Mont Yamaska in St. Paul d'Abbotsford in Montérégie. This exceptional site produces authentic premium-quality wines: sampled in the open air, sensory awakening is at its height.
6. Vignoble d’Orford
Located in the heart of the Orford area in the Eastern Townships, surrounded by mountains and majestic Lake Memphremagog, Vignoble d’Orford is gifted with a microclimate favourable to the growth of the vineyard’s ten thousand vines. This magical site offers packages for vineyard strolls and eclectic wine tastings.
7. Vignoble Domaine Les Brome
An exceptional rural setting, a breathtaking vista, a magnificent, modern wine storehouse—welcome to the vineyard of Léon Courville, winemaker at the Vignoble Domaine Les Brome. With 18 hectares of vines gracing the hills overlooking Lac Brome, the Vignoble is the ideal place to relax and savour wines that have been recognized for their high quality. Visit the cellar where the winemaking takes place to discover some of the winemaker’s secrets and the participatory joys of wine tasting.
8. Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès
On the slopes of Mount Sutton, in the Missisquoi Valley, the Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès has some 7000 vines and specializes in the production of ice wine and other dessert wines. Part of the package: a Romanesque-style chapel, an underground complex of medieval-style cellars, a neo-Renaissance reception room and a terraced vineyard supported by solid stone walls.
9. Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise
Dunham’s Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise, Quebec’s first vineyard, is ideally sited in a bucolic setting in the Eastern Townships. Established in 1980, it now offers visitors over a dozen products, all sold at the shop, as well as a sculpture exhibition in the vineyard with over 100 works.
10. Val Caudalies
On your visit to the domain Val Caudalies estate, you can enjoy picnic and a wonderful view, pick apples and grapes (in season), take a walk in a beautiful setting and, especially, discover the exquisite, handcrafted ciders and wines.