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Eastern Townships, Quebec

The Eastern Townships is a tourist region and a former administrative region in southeastern Quebec, Canada, situated between the former seigneuries south of the Saint Lawrence River and the United States border. The towns and villages of the Eastern Townships feature old-world charm thanks to architecture influenced by American, Loyalist, Scottish, and Irish founders. A commitment to gourmet food, culture, and the outdoors mark the rest of their history. Discover this mix of heritage and modernity through the remarkable characteristics of the Eastern Townships region, which are even more plentiful than its bountiful natural setting.

Cep d'Argent Winery


1257 Chemin de la Riviére
Magog, Québec
J1X 3W5


The Eastern Townships most northern Winery located on the sloping hills between Magog and Sherbrooke. The vineyard began its operation in 1985 with the planting of 10,000 vines from a French hybrid stock called " Seyval blanc ". Today the winery produces 10,000 cases of wine a year and with production plans to produce over 20,000 cases. Their grape varieties: Seyval blanc, Guysenheim, Cayuga White, Maréchal-Foch, De Chaunac and Ste-Croix.. This stock, recognized for its hardiness, is well suited to the Canadian climate and produces high-quality grapes The winery was founded in 1985 and is owned by François & Jean-Paul Scieur.

Le vignoble Le Cep d'Argent œuvre depuis 25 ans à offrir des vins de qualité supérieure et des expériences touristiques aux souvenirs impérissables où les découvertes vont de pair avec l'émerveillement des sens, le tout empreint de la Champagne natale de Jean-Paul et François Scieur, les deux frères propriétaires

From an early age, the Scieur brothers worked on the family’s vineyard in Étoges, in the Champagne province. From their parents they learned all of the grape secrets, from the wine growing to the winemaking. The family is also behind the well-known Champagne Scieur & Fils, now managed by Michel, their older brother.

Both sixth-generation champagnemakers, brothers François and Jean-Paul Scieur have studied and researched local winemaking methods to create three exceptional sparkling wines favored by sommeliers: the Blanc de Blancs, the Sélection Royale and the Sélection Rosée. Eastern Townships’ Champagne Universe was created in 2009 and has already become renowned by his peers.


The first to produce a sparkling wine in Quebec.

winemakers: Jean-Paul Scieur and François Scieur.



Chapelle Ste. Agnès Vineyard


2565 Chemin Scenic
Sutton Quebec JOE 2K0





Located in the Sutton Mountains of Southern Quebec, the Chapelle Ste. Agnès Vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony, a Montreal antique dealer. The Vineyard is named after a stone chapel built several years earlier on the same site, and consecrated to St. Agnès, a thirteenth century Bohemian saint. The Vineyard has over 7000 vines and is focused on the production of ice wine and other sweet dessert wines.

Author John Schreiner states. There is no Vineyard in Quebec with a setting more beautiful than Chapelle Ste. Agnès

The Vineyard is built on a steep hillside, with massive stone walls supporting 18 terraces. Thousands of tons of stones and gravelly soil were used to create the Vineyard. The rows of vines follow the gentle curve of the hillside, creating a veritable amphitheatre

The Chapelle Ste. Agnès Vineyard is largely cultivated by hand. The vines are planted close together in an Alsatian manner. To enable the vines to survive the harsh winter, most vintners in Quebec cover their vines with earth, a technique known as hilling. At the Chapelle Ste. Agnès Vineyard, the vines are spared the stresses of hilling and de-hilling. Instead, every autumn, each vine is individually wrapped in a coat of insulating material. In addition, the Vineyard is cultivated organically, without herbicides or pesticides.

The chapel was founded by Henritte Antoney. The winery was planted in 1977 under the direction of Christian Barthomeuf .


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Château de cartes winery

 

1285, rue Bruce, 
Dunham, (Qc), 
J0E 1M0

 

Owned by Stéphane Lamarre and Anik Desjardins, who purchased an orchard in Dunham, in 2006 and over the years we transformed it into a vineyard and cidery. Their annual production amounts to approximately 20 000 bottles of wines and ciders which we sell mainly at the winery.

They grow mostly hybrid varieties that were developed in Minnesota such as Marquette, St-Pépin and Frontenac

The English translation of ‘’Château de Cartes’’ is ‘’House of Cards’’. Growing grape vines in Quebec is a perilous and fragile task that requires patience, skill and technique. Just like building a house of cards! It is also a nod to the great "Château’s" of the world and in line with our dream of Quebec becoming known for great wines.



Chemin de la Rivière winery

 

807, River North, St-Eustache,
Québec, Canada
J7R 4K3







Since the creation of the estate in 1998, Vignoble De la Riviere du Chêne has been committed to producing an authentic Quebec wine traditionally vinified with the desire to contribute to the development and recognition of Quebec wines. Today more than 20 hectares of vines, a modern fermentation cellar, an impressive wine cellar, a production of 11,500 cases and the certification “Vin du Québec Certifié” (Certified Quebec Wine), showing their commitment and passion.

De la Riviere du Chêne is the largest wine estates in Quebec. Recipient of several awards for its well-known quality wines, regional winner of the Grand Prix du Tourisme 2010 and official supplier of the Quebec Pavilion at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. They produce icewine.

  Values

• Respect, candour, rigour and professionalism
• The vineyard uses the reasoned agriculture method

  Géography – climate – soil

• Located in the Lower-Laurentians region, the vineyard is situated in the 5a climatic zone, near the 45th parallel.  This region is conducive to grape growing, due to its high heat units (UTM) which is comparable to the Marlborough region in New Zealand.

• The growing season starts around April 14 th and ends around October 31 ft
• The period without freezing is normally 125 to 140 days
• The soil consists of 70% Argillocalcareous, 30% loam and sand

  Winemaker: Laëtitia Huet





Clos Saragnat


100 chemin Richford
Frelighsburg - QC
Canada - J0J 1C0

 



Louise Dupuis and Christian Barthomeuf established the Clos Saragnat winery in the spring of 2003. Covering some 35 hectares (86 acres) at an elevation of 220 meters (722 feet), the vineyard in an enviable location on the sunny southern slopes of Pinnacle Mountain, just 2 km (1.3 miles) from the US border (Vermont) and thus ideally situated along the 45th Parallel.

Christian was one of the modern pioneers of viticulture in Québec, planted the first vineyard in Dunham in 1970 and invented ice cider (also know as ice apple wine) in 1989.


Clos Ste-Croix


3734 rue Principale
Dunham (Quebec)
J0E 1M0

 


The vineyard Clos Ste-Croix de Dunham known as the Vineyard in the Village. Owned by Pierre-Paul Jodoin

Seyval Blanc is their white and Marshal Foch their main red. Their Fortified red is called Lord Dunham

French hybrid (Seyve-Villard 5-276), the oldest vine in Quebec. Maturity in early October. French hybrid (Kuhlmann 188-2). s. The hardiest French hybrids, produces small clusters. Mature in late September


Clos du Roc Noir Inc.


663, Bissell
Stanstead, (Fitch Bay),
(Québec), J0B 3E0

 



The vineyard is located on a hillside in Fitch Bay  A near by lake and surrounding wooded area, provides a better climate stability and gives it a microclimate.



Côte des Limousins winery

 

1980, boul. David-Bouchard 
Roxton Pond (Qc) 
J0E 1Z0

 



 Owned by Chantal Gareau et Bernard Brodeur. Currently they are closed to the public selling their grapes not producing wines. Their plan is to gain Organic Certification and produce wines by 2019.

The vineyard overlooks Yamaska National Park, Lake Choinière, Mount Yamaska and the surrounding countryside. They have 14,000 vines planted




Coteaux du Tremblay


159, chemin Cochrane
Compton, J0B1L0





 The winery is located upstream along the Coaticook River

Bénéficiant d'une forte inclinaison exposant graduellement les Cantons en amont de la rivière Coaticook, les hauteurs des montagnes du sud puis les magiques soleils couchants à la base du mont Orford, les Coteaux du Tremblay exhibent davantage les parfums européens de la route des Cantons. En proposant des produits uniques et de qualité, ce nouveau vignoble mise sur l'agrotourisme vivant de la région et de l'énergie procurée par sa jeunesse pour offrir une expérience sensorielle différente et caractéristique à notre terroir.

 



Domaine Bergeville

1030 chemin Sherbrooke
Canton de Hatley



 

Crafting traditional method organic sparking wines. The winery is owned by Marc Theberge and Eve Rainvill.






Domaine Bresee

303, Draper Hill
Sutton, Quebec J0E2K0

 


Domaine Bresee


  Located near Sutton mountain range in Quebec's Eastern Township. Situated on the 255 acre family farm, the winery offers a picnic area, a scenic overlook, fish feeding and picnicking on our grounds while enjoying sumptuous views. The owner is Richard Bresee


Domaine de l'Ardennais

158 Ridge,
Stanbridge East Quebec
J2J 2H0


Located in the Eastern Townships, in Stanbridge-East, the domain was named by the founder of the vineyard, François Samry, native of the Ardennes. The new owners, Lucie Larose & Gary Skinner, acquired the domain in July 2002. They devote considerable hours and efforts in order to accomplish their goal and also realize their dream.

The 15,500 vine-stocks aligned on hillsides benefit from the mildness of nearby lake Champlain bringing a micro-climate favourable to the numerous vine-plants such as: Marechal Foch, Chancellor, de Chaunac, white Seyval, Vidal, Riesling, Cayuga, Black Seyval, Muscat and a numerous Hybrids.

The vineyard is open year-round . They make icewine

winemaker: Gary Skinner
Philosophy: Let the grapes do their thing and the wine practically makes itself.


Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

889 Bruce (Route 202)
Dunham, Quebec J0E 1M0


The horse-shoe shaped vineyards belong to Dr. Jacques Papillon. The first grapes were planted in 1980 and is considered to be the first vineyard in Quebec. Ardoise means slate referring to the soil. The microclimate allows for the growth of vitis vinferas(gamay and Riesling and hybrids (Seyval, Aurol, Vidal and Marèchal Foch. A rather wide variety for Quebec.

Le Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise , situé à Dunham sur un domaine de plus de 180 hectares, vous accueille pour une dégustation de leurs vins produits au Québec. Ayant remporté plusieurs prix, le Domaine vous offre un site champêtre et unique avec une exposition de sculptures réunissant plus de 50 artistes situées sur un site de plus de 46 000 plants de vignes sur de 11.5 hectares.

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Philosophy: The only thing on earth that I know is serious is the culture of the vine(Voltaire)



Domaine du Ridge

 

205, chemin Ridge (situé sur la Route des vins)
Saint-Armand, Québec


 


Located in Saint-Armand in the Brome-Missisquoi region, the Domaine du Ridge includes 88 hectares of land, 13 of which are vineyard. The first vines were planted in 1996.  There are over 50,000 vines

The wineries facility are built among of the vines, with our little store and old farmhouse which dates back to the end of the 19th century. These buildings honour the simple and beautiful styles of our region.

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Domaine Félibre

740 Bean Road
Stastead, Quebec
JOB 3E0

 


Located in a quaint corner of the Eastern Townships, high upon a hill, the owners are Gilles Desjardins and Catherine Hébert. The winery is also know for its fine ciders.
Giles Desjardins is the Winemaker. Their philosophy is to offer wine and cider that are innovative in both their taste and their presentation. Their staple varietal is Éona

The refreshing taste of their Fruit défendu, perlant (slightly bubbling), is referred to as the perfect apéritif in Quebec.


 

Domaine les Bromes

285, chemin de Brome 
Town of Brome Lake,
Quebec 
J0E 1S0 

 

 

 


 

name was changed to
Léon Courville's vineyard!

With its 18 hectares of vineyards planted on hillside slopes towards Brome Lake, this elevated vineyard has a microclimate that allows to harvest late in autumn when the grapes reach a beautiful maturity.

Léon Courville is the winemaker and owner

Domaine Les Brome was born from the dream of Léon Courville. A lover of nature and land, a wine enthusiast, this collector and former chairman of the first commercial wine web site, acquired a land in Fulford in 1981. Seduced by the exceptional view that the property offers, it acquires over the years some of the neighboring lands to constitute today a magnificent estate of more than 350 acres.

In 1999, attracted by the profession of winegrower, he decides to put more than 4000 plants on the edge of his house. The vines grow and produce beautiful fruits. Léon Courville then decided to continue and produce superior wines on his land in accordance with the wine-growing tradition. The shop opens in 2005. It offers the wines from the 2003 harvest that attract attention and surprise critics. Thanks to this success, he decided to plant other grape varieties and enlarge the vineyard. His wife, Anne-Marie Lemire, joined him in 2005 to take over the marketing of the wines.

Domaine Les Brome now has more than 80,000 vine plants from 12 different grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Vidal, Maréchal Foch and St-Pepin. It produces whites, reds, rosés, wines of ice, a late vintage and a Champagne method.

 

Our wines are a reflection of the quality of our terroir, the meticulous care given to our vines, the rigor and the patience of the winemaking. It is with nature that we work and we make every effort to preserve it.

Our work is done according to the principles of reasoned agriculture, which favors a sparing use of products in order to control the weeds and the diseases, without any insecticide.



Domaine Pinnacle

150 Richford Road
Frelighsburg, Quebec
Canada  J0J 1C0

 

 


Founded in 2000 a family-owned and operated orchard and cidery ( Susan and Charles Crawford )located on a 430-acre property on the slopes of Pinnacle Mountain near the historic village of Frelighsburg in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. The winery sits at the foothills of Mount Pinnacle.

The winemaker is Christian Barthomeuf, who is often credited as been the Father of Ice Cider
signature products : Domaine Pinnacle Ice cider, Sparkling Ice Cider, Signature Special Reserve.

winemaker: Christian Barthomeuf,
Philosophy: dedicated to making the finest ice cider in the world.


 

Gagliano Vineyards

1046 Rue Bruce
 Dunham, QC
J0E 1M0 

 

On August 21st 2008, the Gagliano family acquired Le Vignoble Les Blancs Coteaux ( opened in 1989) and changed its name to “VIGNOBLE GAGLIANO VINEYARDS” to personalize its character.

The original facilities were in a barn that has been renovated over the years.

The estate extends over approximately 35 hectares, but only part is cultivated with vines, with a total of approximately 43,000 vines planted during different periods starting from 1989 to 2016. We are preparing new plots for planting in 2017 and 2018.

The vineyards are planted with Frontenac, Sabrevois (a red hybrid of Elmer Swenson), Seyve Blanc, Frontenac Gris,  Pionnier and Petite Pearl, the best red hybrid from Minnesota University. Does not need winter protection.

Among the new planted vines  planted vinefra vines like chardonnay and cabarnet franc. Aalso planted three Italian varitals, corvina, rondinella and molinara to make the famous amarone wine in a few years from now.



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L'Ecole du 3e rang winery

511, 3e rang est
Saint-Joachim, Quebec

 

The location use to house three schools therefore the name Third Ranking School. They produce grape wine and cider. Onwed by Nancy Gauthier and Robert Brien.


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La Grenouille


434, chemin Plouffe
Cowansville (Québec)

 


Located in Cowansville, the winery opened in 2012. The owners are Daniel L'Heureux, Johanne L'Heureux, Sophie Pelletier and Maurice St-Amour. They started in 2007 when they purchased the land The following year they planted 6000 vines from five different grape varieties, or two red grapes (Marechal Foch and De Chaunac) and three white grape varieties (L'Acadie white Seyval Blanc and Geizenheim). In 2010, 4000 new vines Vidal and The White Acadia complete the vineyards



La Halte des Pèlerins

693, chemin du Sanctuaire Sherbrooke, J1H 0E1


This vineyard, located five minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, features an exceptional panoramic view and children's playground. Hospitable and well-informed pilgrims host original guided tours

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Le Vignoble Du Ruisseau

4500, Chemin Strobl
Dunham, Quebec

 

The acquisition with a view of Mount Sutton was completed in the fall of 2007. In autumn 2013, was the first harvest and the opening of the vineyard to the public.

The Vignoble du Ruisseau has a patent-pending technology to grow high-volume vinifera varieties in Quebec, all thanks to a geothermal system.

Le Vignoble du Ruisseau possède une technologie en instance de brevet afin cultiver à grand volume des cépages vinifera au Québec, le tout grâce à un système de géothermie.

Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Vidal are grown in the vineyard

The winery features a covered bridge over a creek.

Normand Lamoureux owner


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les Trois Clocher

341 Route 202
Durham, Québec
JOE 1M0


The vineyard was first planted in 1986. In what has been described as a very enchanting site. The winery is owned by Robert Brisebois and Nadége Mariam. They have 22 hectares of land. With half in Maple trees.

Robert Brisebois: Training geologist, co-founder of the Montreal Mineralogy Exhibition held every year in May, is currently working as a geologist at the Quebec Ministry of the Environment. Nadège Marion: biologist by training, formerly coordinator at the Quebec Biologists Association, currently full-time at the vineyard. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association des vignerons du Québec for several years.

Planted are  Seyval blanc, Vidal, Geisenhaiem 318 and 322 and Frontenac gris (in white) and Maréchal-Foch, Chancelor, Lucie-Kulhman, Léon-Milot, Sabrevois and Frontenac red

Winemaker Claude Rhéaumeé .

 


Pigeon Hill

395 Chemin des Érables,
Saint-Armand, Quebec



The winery was founded in 2008, located in the Easter Township Pigeon Hills The winery is owned by Manon Rousseau and Kevin Shufelt. Their signature grape is Marquette. Along with Frontenac noir and Frontenac gris grapes.

The winery itself was built by hand by Kevin Shufelt, a 5th generation farmer, using the large pine trees on his land.


Union Libre Cidre


1047 Bruce Road
Dunham, Quebec

 


Located on the slopes above Dunham. They produce cider and white wine.

Free Union Ice Cider Reserve 2012 Won The Silver Medal At The Mondial Des Cidres de glace 2014!

François Busque, Anouschka Bouchard, Remi Filion and Martine St-Onge are the owners.



Val Caudalies

4921, rue Principale
Dunham, J0E 1M0
(450) 295-2333



Caudalies Val was started in the spring of 2005. The farm acquired by Guillaume Leroux in November 2004 had previously been used primarily as orchard by the former owners (Smith family). The property covers a total area of ??42 hectares including 18 in woodland, 10 grassland, 8 and 6 in the vineyard and orchard buildings. It offers a splendid view over the valley adjacent to the Lac Selby Dunham and Mount Pinnacle Frelighsburg.

Longtime friends, the three owners, Guillaume Leroux Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Alexis de Saint-Lambert Perron and Vaillancourt Julien Boucherville, have an initial planting of 15 000 vines in the spring of 2005, followed by another 5000 vines planted the following year

They specialized in "iced" wine and late harvest

winemakers Jeremy D'Hauteville and Richard Bastien

 

 


Vignoble de L'Orpailleur


1086 rte 202, C.P. 339
Dunham, Québec
J0E 1M0


One of the best known of the Quebec Wineries. Québec's L'Orpailleur winery is located 50 miles (80 km) south of Montreal on Route 202 at Dunham, near Cowansville. They currently grow Seyval Blanc and Vidal The winery is open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 15 through November 15. From November 15 through April 15, l'Orpailleur is open weekends from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; the rest of the week by appointment. The restaurant, a white wood framed farm house, is open daily for lunch and dinner, June 1 through October 15.

Chareles-Henri de Coussergues is the Winemaker.
The owners are Harvé Durand, Frank Furtado and Pierre Rodrigues L'Orpailler.
Their philosophy "Our wine is made exclusively from grapes grown in Quebec. We will continue to do research to discover the best varieties to plant in our soil."


Vignoble de la Bauge


155 des Érables
Bringham, Québec
J2K 4E1


Located on the south side of the Appalachian foothills. The winery sits on a rocky crest covered with a silt-sand deposit, a remnant of the glacier period, on land that was once the Champlain Sea. This accounts for the density, the depth and the aroma of their wine. Alcide Naud was working the land as a farm which he had owned from 1951. In 1981 he planted his first vineyard. The name in English is boar's den . Ghislaine et Simon Naud are the owners.

When visiting the winery you will find wild boars, deer, sheep and other animals. The name of the vineyard comes from the name of the burrow of the wild boar.

Winemaker Simon Naud
Philosophy: "I hope that one of my five sons will follow in my footsteps , because it is a fascinating pursuit."


Vignoble La Mission

1044, Pierre-Laporte Blvd.
Brigham (Québec) J2K 4R3


Located in the Brome-Missisquoi region of southern Quebec , La Mission Winery offers an incredible panoramic view of the Bromont peaks, as well as the dreamy hills of the Cowansville region. The entrance to the estate is embellished by the majestic centennial maple tree columns that guide you to thecharming vineyard and winery that offer high quality products of the terroir.

The estate has carved an enviable niche for the quality of its products some of which have earned medals and accolades and are served at some of the finest establishments.

Let yourself go in a country setting, amongst one of the most beautiful regional panoramas, within endless rows of vine, and sample products such as red, rosé, white, fortified red and late harvest wines, as well as Ice Wine, The winery is owned by Myriam Goldstein & Jean-Christophe Hirsch .


Winemaker: David Cottineau Chief Viticulturalist: Alain Bayon
Philosophy: ‘'There is more philosophy in a bottle of wine than there is in all the books'' (Louis Pasteur)



Vignoble les Pervenches


150, chemin Boulais,
Farnham Québec


A small winery owned by Véronique Hupin and Michael Marler. Les Pervenches was the first producer of Chardonnay in Québec and specializes in the production dry wines. Both of their products (white and red wine) were awarded gold medals in 2004

Philosophy: Quality, Passion and Tradition



Vignoble Morou

38, route 221 (chemin Louis-Cyr)
Napierville, Quebec


 

Vignoble Morou


To the south-west of Montreal, close to Lake Champlain, the Morou vineyard whose reputation has been built on two fundamental values: the quality of its wines and the quality of its welcome.

Created in 1987 in St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, in the Southwest Montérégie, the vineyard is one of the oldest in Quebec. Owned by Suzanne Labrèque and Yvon Roy

Au sud-ouest de Montréal, à proximité du Lac Champlain, le vignoble Morou est une entreprise dont la réputation s'est bâtie sur deux valeurs fondamentales: la qualité de ses vins et la qualité de son accueil.

Ouvert à l’année, une visite au vignoble vous permettra à la fois de découvrir ce site enchanteur, la boutique et de déguster nos vins.

Crée en 1987 à St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, en Montérégie du Sud-Ouest, le vignoble est un des plus vieux du Québec


We invite the wineries, cideries amd meaderies of Quebec to contact us and provide information, listing are free.

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