Wine and Beer Tasting in Montreal
Though not well-known outside of Canada, Quebec’s wine-growing regions—concentrated around Montreal and Quebec City—are burgeoning, with an increasing number of small-scale producers creating red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines, as well as fortified and ice wines. Here is what you need to know about wine tasting in Montreal.
About 40 different grape varietals are cultivated in Quebec wine country, with most production concentrated in areas north and south of Montreal in regions such as the Eastern Townships, Montérégie and Lanaudière. Because of the severe winter weather conditions, vintners tend to focus on hardy hybrid grapes such asfrontenac noirandmaréchal fochfor reds, andvidal,frontenac blanc,frontenac gris, andseyval blancfor whites.Ice wines, sweet and concentrated dessert-style wines made by pressing frozen grapes, are also produced in the region.
Try award-winning Quebec wines paired with a local cheese tasting during ahalf- or full-day wine-tasting tour.
Treat your taste buds to agourmet lunchat an artisanal winemaking estate.
Sample ice wine, take part in an ice wine mixology workshop, and sip apple ice cider around an outdoor bonfire during awinter wine tour.
Meet vineyard owners and enjoy exclusive experiences not available to the public during asmall-group wine-tasting tourfrom Montreal.