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Get a taste for Quebec’s surging wine industry during this half-day or full-day small-group wine tasting trip from Montreal. Get the red carpet treatment from local vineyard owners as you enjoy insider tours and tastings at two or three wineries, choosing between a half-day afternoon trip or full-day experience. Take a workshop to learn tasting techniques to identify various wine flavor notes, testing your skill with a blind taste test, and enjoy a sampling of local cheeses. During the full-day excursion you’ll also receive a gourmet boxed lunch. This small-group excursion also includes a professional guide bilingual in both English and French.
  • Full-day or half-day tour of Quebec's wine country from Montreal
  • Admire Quebec's blossoming wine country as you relax in a comfortable van with your guide
  • Full wine tastings included 2 or 3 wineries, depending on option selected
  • Taste award-winning Quebec wines, most only available at the estates
  • Receive exclusive winery tours and meet the winemakers and/or owners
  • Enjoy delicious snacks (half-day tour) or a gourmet boxed lunch on a veranda overlooking the vineyards (full-day tour)
  • Small-group size ensures a more personalized experience
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
Fresh bread
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.


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, Oct 2018

Canada is beautiful and this tour did not shy away from showing us the beauty outside the city. The wineries selected for the tour were great and offered a variety of tastings. The owners were very information and provided lots of information about their wine and differences between wines from other countries. Our tour guide Pierre was excellent, well spoken, and very flexible with our group! However, you should be mindful that a cheese tasting that was explained in the description was part of the lunch. The lunch is very light salad, cheese, and meats and was not what was expected. While I recommend this tour, I would recommend that the cheese tasting be clarified or offered at another winery since the day is so long.

, Oct 2018

Amazing time with tour guide Pierre! Incredibly informative about the history of Quebec and the wine of course. Great wine, food and laughs.

, Oct 2018

Each winery visited had something different to offer, in terms of education and tastings. Delicious lunch provided. Montreal wine region has so much to be appreciated. Sain, our our guide , was fluent in French and English. Must see!!!!!

, Sep 2018

Went on a Sunday during a girl's trip weekend to Montreal. This is a great way to get out of the city and really see the countryside (which is gorgeous). The 3 wineries were all a different experience and the different tastings never felt repetitive with the wine choices or information presented.

, Jul 2018

This was just great fun, ppl from all over having a good time together! Two completely different types of wineries.

, Jul 2018

Gale was an energetic happy go lucky tour guide. She very familiar with the wine area, and gave us lots of interesting facts about the Quebec wine industry. The wines which we sampled were fabulous. We enjoyed the half day experience with Gale.I would suggest this to anybody that enjoys wine. And another great fact the bus is a small bus so you get to know the passengers. Great time had by all.

, Jun 2018

This was our first tour on our trip in Canada. We really like that our tour guide Michelle was very knowledgeable and had commentary along the way. The tastings were fun even though I wasnt a fan of the wines. I like that they are all very passionate about what they do. I even got to try their ice Wine. I also liked the vineyard with the animals and the baby llama. Very cute. We had a very nice time.

, Apr 2018

Great trip, very knowledgable guide - friendly and informative - one of the highlights of our trip

, Mar 2018

The tour was very informative. The lunch was perfection

, Nov 2017

The tour was amazing, and our tour guide Sabin was excellent, informative, and entertaining. The two vineyards we visited were completely different but we enjoyed both very much. The first one was a larger vineyard with both wines and ciders. The scenery was beautiful overlooking the apple orchards and vineyards. They were very generous with their information and tastings.The second vineyard was quaint, unique and very personable. It was owned and operated by a lovely couple who had built this vineyard from the bottom up. We did 4 tastings at this vineyard that were paired with smoked salmon, smoked pork and cheese.....delicious!!
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. We did the half day tour as the full day tour was completely booked.
I have done a few wine tasting tours including Sonoma California and this tour exceeded my expectations and was my favourite thus far. Excellent!! Thanks Pam

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