Vignoble Carone is a 22-acre premium estate winery located less than 45 minutes from downtown Montreal in the heart of the Lanaudière Valley, in the agricultural settlement of Lanoraie, Quebec. Owned and operated by
In 2002, the decision was taken to update the existing farmhouse and renovate most of the structure in order to facilitate the production of wine. Today, the winery consists of a modest 3,000 square foot building with a 250 square foot climate controlled cellar and a new 500 square foot fermentation room addition (constructed in the summer of 2004).
The Carone family is constantly renovating the winery and expects to have most of the finishing touches completed by fall of 2006.
In 2004, current production volume reached approximately 1,000 cases/year which is based on a direct correlation to the number of existing grapevines in the vineyard. Carone produces mainly red wines from grapes grown on a 1.5 hectare plot.
Lanoraie a signature wine, a medium bodied red, produced from a field blend of Cabernet Severnyi, Frontenac and Landot. Lanoraie is full of dark ripe black fruit flavours with lots of smoky oak, liquorice and vanilla. This particular wine is aged in new American oak barrels for a period of 6 to 8 months before bottling.
Winemaker: Anthony Carone
winemaking philosophy .
To become Quebec’s top-ten wine company by growing premium wine grapes in the Lanaudière Valley and producing the finest New World wines.
The winery firmly believes that quality wines are born in the vineyard.
Our wines inheritably are created from combining Italian heritage to the Quebec terroir; an approach that delivers incredibly distinctive wines that defines the very best of the Lanaudière Valley.
Carone’s greatest asset is in its field-blended vineyard, where grapevines are trained low to the ground, spaced closely with one another and intermingled with other varieties at less than 2 feet intervals. Premium quality wine grapes are characteristically chosen for their obvious quality features as well as their climatic endurance.
The wines are skillfully crafted from field-blending, an age-old tradition, at harvest time, which supports the notion that winemaking begins in the vineyard and not in the cellar. These wines have higher levels of complexity and nuance and are a unique expression of the grapes.