Delight your taste buds on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Montreal to Quebec wine country. Choose either the afternoon tour or the full-day tour, and receive royal treatment as you are welcomed by vineyard owners and led on exclusive winery tours at two or three wineries. Start with an educational wine-tasting workshop to learn how to identify flavours and then enjoy a blind-tasting experience. The full-day tour includes a gourmet lunch. The half-day includes a small food pairing session composed of artisanal products. This small-group tour ensures a welcoming and personalized experience with a bilingual English- and French-speaking guide.
After meeting your guide, board the minibus for the one-hour drive to Quebec’s vineyard-covered countryside. On the way, admire the enchanting landscapes of Montreal’s south shore while your guide explains the basics of Quebec wine. 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 followed by a blind tasting experience with the winery owner. Head to your second wine estate and enjoy a delicious European lunch with and a glass of sparkling wine. Then enjoy a full tasting of Chateau de cartes’ wines and ciders, followed by some leisure time to relax. A short drive will then take you to your last estate, where you will learn about winemaking techniques and have another wine tasting. Sample Half-day Afternoon Tour: Head to your first winery, located on gorgeous Rougemont hillside, where you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the estate. Learn about the culture of vines in Quebec’s challenging climate, then enjoy a 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 a breathtaking view. The vineyard owner will welcome you and tell you about the estate and its history and take you on a visit to the winemaking facilities and hear about their special techniques.