Savor the top-notch wines of French-Canada during this half-day or full-day excursion to two or three vineyards from Montreal. This intimate experience offers the unique chance to explore the vineyards and taste the wines of some of Quebec’s most award-winning winemakers.
Meet your guide in either Downtown Montreal or Old Montreal. Your pickup time depends on whether you’ve selected the full-day or half-day wine experience. Check the ‘Important Info’ tab for further details. You’ll then board your minibus for the one-hour trip to your first vineyard, enjoying the fantastic views of the countryside outside the city and listening to details about Quebec’s winemaking industry from your guide.
Your itinerary from here depends on whether you’ve selected the full-day or half-day excursion. Those on the full-day trip will stop at three different vineyards for tastings and tours, stopping to enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch, while those on the half-day trip will stop at two vineyards. For a more detailed description of each trip’s activities (and for the full-day lunch menu), review the Itinerary section below.
Sample Full-Day Tour:
Head first to the first winery, located on a hillside with an amazing view. Explore the vineyard on a guided walk before touring the winemaking installations and laboratory and taking a lesson on wine tasting basics with the winery owner.
Head to your second wine estate, and sit on a beautiful terrace for a gourmet boxed lunch (see below for a sample menu) and a refreshing cocktail. Then enjoy a full tasting of Union Libre Cidre & Vin wines and ciders. A short drive will then take you to your last estate, where you will get the chance to taste some wines straight out of the barrels where they are aging.
Sample Lunch Menu (full-day tour only)
Local cured meat and cheese platters
Chutneys and mustards
Maple syrup flavored dessert
Mont-Royal summer cocktail
Sample Half-day Afternoon Tour:
Head to your first winery, located on gorgeous Rougemont hillside, where you’ll be welcomed by the vineyard owners and taken on a guided tour of the estate and the wine cellar. Learn about the culture of vines in Quebec’s challenging climate, then enjoy a full tasting of exclusive wines and ciders paired with a local cheese tasting.
Enjoy the drive to your second stop, a small family owned winery located on the side of Mont-St-Hilaire with breathtaking views. The vineyard owner will welcome you and tell you about the estate and its history and take you on a visit of the winemaking facilities and hear about their special techniques. Then savor a full tasting hosted by the winemaker, who will teach tasting techniques.