After two successful years, the Holiday Special is back on The Wine Route for a 3rd edition! On December 2 and 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., celebrations and a warm atmosphere will once again fill our vineyards with about a dozen of them opening their doors for this very special event!
The wonderfully decorated vineyards will be offering a range of special activities. Guided winter tours, food and wine pairings, gourmet treats, mulled wine, hosted tastings, cocktails, outdoor fireplaces, artisan fairs, gift baskets … the weekend’s program promises to be as varied as it will be festive!
The Holiday Special is the perfect time to immerse yourself in what makes Québec’s vineyards so unique: winter! It’s also the perfect timing to go shopping for Christmas gifts and stock up on local wines to enhance your festive meals.
And since many vineyards close their doors for the winter season, the Holiday Special also provides a superb opportunity to visit some of them one last time before next spring.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING VINEYARDS
*Please note that the prices for tastings and all the activities will vary for each vineyard.
– Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoise, Dunham
Come and enjoy a delicious raclette and taste the vineyard’s four products. You’ll discover exclusive gift packages and discounts in the boutique! Don’t leave without enjoying an outdoor stroll around the vineyard grounds.
—Château Ste-Agnès, Sutton, Sutton
Warmly wrapped in a blanket, sitting on the main terrace by the fireside admiring the view overlooking the château, is where you’ll enjoy savouring the four wines produced here. Explore the chapel, the Adèle venue and the château by opting for a forty-minute guided tour ending with a tasting. At the boutique, you’ll find mulled wine, cheese fondue, gift baskets, wine wreaths and much more!
—Domaine ValBrome, Town of Brome Lake
Festive music, outdoor fireplace, gift certificate raffle, guided tastings, gift baskets and promotional offers. Reservations by e-mail to email@example.com for groups of 10 or more.
—La Belle Alliance Vineyard, Shefford
The magnificent La Belle Alliance site will take on quite a festive air! Gift baskets, free tastings of local products and guided wine tastings hosted by the owners.
—Léon Courville, vigneron, Brome-Lake
Hosted tastings, mulled wine, a roaring fire, gourmet products, gift boxes and more! Come and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the boutique and a superb view overlooking Brome Lake.
— Vignoble du Ruisseau, Dunham
A delightful time awaits here! Wine and spirits tastings, cocktail bar, gift packages, outdoor fireplaces, festive decorations, platters of charcuterie from the vineyard along with local cheeses, Bistro Sur Braise (reservations recommended) and a two-hour guided tour (reservations not required).
—Vignoble Bromont, Brigham
Enjoy mulled wine by the fire in the friendly outdoor ambiance of the vineyard. In the boutique, tastings, including the vineyard’s new orange wine presented by owner-winemaker François Vaes, local products to savour, a roaring fire and music.
—Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, Dunham
An outdoor interpretation trail with a fireplace, gift packages, guided tours and boutique tastings (4 wines and 1 souvenir glass for $15).
—Vignoble Domaine Bresee, Sutton
Owners Richard and Nathalie welcome you with open arms to have you discover their wines! A campfire, music, tastings of La Shed’s homemade tourtières and charcuteries, mulled wine and much more!
—Vignoble du Picbois, Brigham
The owners will be waiting for you by the fire with mulled wine, crêpes and maple taffy! Take a guided tour of the vineyard hosted by them as well, and stop by the boutique to taste their wines, including Québec’s very first 100% cuvée of Syrah!
—Vignoble Sugar Hill, Brome-Lake
Come and meet Alicia, winemaker and owner of the vineyard, and taste her products! Take advantage of your visit to pick up a few gift baskets for the Holiday Season.
—Vignoble l’Ardennais, Stanbridge-East
This charming family vineyard will be delighted to welcome you with its delicious gourmet offerings and outdoor roaring fire. Come warm up and taste the vineyard’s organic wines! You’ll also be able to pick up a rarity: their 2018 Mme Jean sparkling rosé cuvée will be sold exclusively during this event!
Would you like to transform your visit to our vineyards into a true getaway in the region? Savour all our local flavours by enjoying a meal in one of Brome Missisquoi’s many restaurants. It’s also the perfect time to pick your own Christmas tree at one of one region’s tree plantations, have lots of fun on one at one of our two ski resorts, or offer yourself a relaxing spa moment.