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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Quebec Wine Tour from Montreal with Optional Gourmet Lunch and Cheese Tasting

Wine and Cheese Tour of Quebec

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.

Itinerary

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
Salads
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.

Customer Reviews

Sobieuph

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide exceptional

Ramon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a wonderful time visiting the vineyards, specially miur miur. I loved the wine, the explanations, the attentions and enjoy very much the view. Gail, our driver, was excelent too and made our trip very pleasant and for that I thank her!!!!.

Marvella C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was magical! Such a romantic place. Winery host we're great! Learned so much about the county and the winemaking process.

P H H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We did the whole day tour. Went to 3 wineries. Great experience tasting and learning. Lunch was fantastic. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, personal, and courteous. Highly recommended.

Sharon J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Tour! It would have been nice to have a handout showing the wineries visited and the wines tasted.

Hannah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Outstanding guide, Gail! Fantastic way to see Canadian countryside.

Daniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour was wonderful! It was a great way to start off our long weekend in Montreal! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the wineries were great!

Ann Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fun half day tour of two wineries. Very informative and interesting, well organized. Nice comparison of larger scale winery vs. small family boutique winery. Interesting to taste wines that we do not produce in California.

Stringman15

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a good tour and our guide was very good as well....we visited 2 very different wineries and enjoyed them both very much.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My husband and I booked this tour at the last minute and everything was set up and handled beautifully. We had a wonderful time and found our guide to be very knowledgeable and entertaining.

The winery's we visited were both informative and delicious while remarkably different.

We would highly recommend this tour.

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