ALL-INCLUSIVE Experience hand-picked Quebec tastes of Wine, Ice Cider and cheese with our unique French touch in this half day in Quebec's countryside! Quebec's weather is not good for wine - that's no secret. Wineries display 'Award winning' products, but only a few are worth the visit - you need to know which - or you'll waste your day. Most visits are in French - count on me to translate! We'll visit 3-5 vineyards/cideries and taste 16-24 different wines, ice wines, ice ciders and other special products you probably have never heard of! We’ll take some time to enjoy a Picnic of fresh local products we prepare. Transportation, wine tasting fees, picnic and water bottles are all included - We don’t want you to get too tipsy, huh? ;) Of course, if you like something you taste, you can buy a bottle straight from the producers - these are typically produced in small quantities and can't be found in Liquor stores. BONUS: INSIDER TIPS & PERKS On the way back, I’ll share culinary tips and reveal the most genuine Sud-Ouest French restaurant in Montreal, which serves exclusive Quebec wine - mention this Airbnb experience and Benoît, the owner, will invite you to a special treat!
Did you know? Cantons-de-l’Est region counts 22 vineyards and produces 60% of all Quebec wines. We came to Montreal from Paris, France, where we developed a passion for good wine, cheese and ciders. It’s so deep in the French culture that almost every lunch is accompanied by a glass of wine. (Is this the reason behind afternoon siestas? Probably… :) Today we have 30+ years of combined experience tasting wine, cider and cheese; This is our 8th year on Quebec’s Wine Routes, so the region’s specialties are no secret to us! Hey, a few of the vineyards on the route didn’t exist when we started!
Picnic (Local products) Our picnic includes Montreal’s world-famous bagels, selected Quebec cheese and fresh vegetables.
Water Bottles We don’t want you to get too tipsy, huh? ;)
Wine/Cider tasting fees
Car Pick-up & Drop-off Pick-up/Drop-off at your Airbnb accomodation, if possible (message me). If not, downtown - at…
We’ll visit 3-5 vineyards/cideries on the Wine Route - as long as time allows. The first vineyard is about 50 minutes drive from downtown Montreal and the landscape of the region is beautiful. We have selected the first three, our top picks; So we know how the adventure begins - how will it end? Depends on you and your taste! 1 or 2 more, or maybe a microbrewery? Tough decision! NB I'll translate tastings conducted in French (it happens a lot)
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Allow 4.5-5.5 hours total (depends on traffic) If you're not four people, we might match you with other people. - All participants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid ID
Wine & Cider route with a local French