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5 Québec Wines to Offer for the Holidays

Any bottle produced by a Route des vins de Brome-Missisquoi vineyard will make an excellent gift! This being said, if you’re looking for the perfect wine for a special occasion or if you’re hoping to stir up some excitement with your loved one, it will be worth your while to do a little research. To make things easier, we’ve enjoyed putting together this gift list of bottles that have everything you need to impress THE person you want to pamper.

And here’s the good news: Next December 4 and 5, during the Holiday Special event, you’ll be able to purchase all these cuvées directly by visiting the producers of the Route des vins. It’s the perfect opportunity to complete your Holiday shopping, and as a bonus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our Québec vineyards during the cold season.

The Perfect Bottle for someone who did you a great service.

How can you express your gratitude to someone who has proven to be so generous when you needed it most? Nothing could be simpler: by offering them the gift of a fine bottle of wine! To make this person feel truly important, you might want to go all out and offer them a bottle of bubbly produced in the traditional method.

Our Suggestion: Muse, by the Vignoble Léon Courville


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Made with a 100% St-Pépin white grape variety, the domain’s primary selection, this sparkling wine is concocted with a traditional method. It offers a high level of refinement, and illustrates very well why our Québec sparkling wines have absolutely nothing to envy the greatest Champagnes of the world!

The Perfect Bottle for the person you wish to ask for forgiveness.

Nobody is perfect and making mistakes is part of life. To regain the trust of a loved one, there’s nothing better than to give them the gift of a bottle of wine that offers both depth and body. The only condition, make sure beforehand that the person is truly a red wine aficionado. If it turns out they’re not, opt for the bubbly mentioned before!

Our suggestion: Mackenzie Parker 2018 from the Domaine Bresee Vineyard


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A wine made with the Ste-Croix grape variety, offering a good length in the mouth, with very expressive notes of cranberry, as well as a delicate woodiness.

The Perfect Bottle to your life partner!

When we think of seduction, tantalizing scents of roses drift up our nose. This flower, emblematic of love and romance, is one of the key aromas associated with the white Gewurztraminer grape variety, which you can find in some of the region’s vineyards. To this already expressive bouquet a hint of lychee is added, creating an irresistible nose and mouth feel.

Our Suggestion: Gewurztraminer, Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoise

A prestigious white wine that always succeeds in charming with its exuberant aromas, yet delicately expressed in this distinguished cuvée. An original and festive bottle that promises to break the daily routine.

The Perfect Bottle to impress your boss.

Are you looking to create a WOW effect? Impossible to go wrong with a red wine made with 100% Pinot noir. This noble grape variety which has given the French region of Bourgogne its great renown and which has produced some beautiful cuvées in Québec.

Our Suggestion: Pinot noir Signature, Vignoble du Ruisseau


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A delightful and elegant wine that exudes red berries. Take this opportunity to discover the Vignoble du Ruisseau, one of the most spectacular stops on the Route des vins de Brome-Missisquoi, thanks to its grandiose installations, including a restaurant offering seasonal cuisine.

The Perfect Bottle for the person who has tasted and savoured it all and who no longer finds anything surprising.

To unearth that rare and supposedly unobtainable bottle, you’ll have to hone your detective skills. Although many of the region’s most popular vineyards are closed to the public, we challenge you to do the impossible. Why not contact the producer you have in mind directly and ask if they can help you find this precious bottle? As the saying goes, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained!” Notably, among the region’s much sought after vineyards, the following come highly recommended: Vignoble Les Pervenches, Domaine l’espiègle and Vignoble Pigeon Hill. We wish you the best of luck in your quest!

Our Suggestion: Éphémère, Vignoble l’Ardennais

This orange wine is available in very limited quantities directly from the Vignoble l’Ardennais in Stanbridge East, December 4 and 5 only. This is your chance to grab a unique and special bottle that will delight your friend!

By : Elizabeth Ryan et Steven Fortin de Sommelier Nordiq

Sommelier Nordiq carbure à la passion des vins et cidres québécois. C’est le projet de vie du duo formé par le sommelier Steven Fortin et la journaliste Elizabeth Ryan. Ensemble, ils parcourent les vignobles du Québec pour raconter l’histoire de nos vignerons.

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