Small-Group Quebec Wine Tour from Montreal with Optional Gourmet Lunch and Cheese Tasting
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 flavors and then enjoy a blind-tasting experience. The full-day tour includes a gourmet lunch and cheese tasting. The half-day includes a local cheese tasting only. This small-group tour ensures a welcoming and personalized experience with a bilingual English- and French-speaking guide.After meeting your guide, who will distribute complimentary bottled water, board your comfortable minibus or van for the one-hour drive to Quebecís vineyard-covered countryside. On the way, admire the enchanting landscapes of Montrealís 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 sit on a beautiful terrace for a gourmet boxed lunch (see below for a sample menu) and a glass of white wine. Then enjoy a full tasting of Val Caudaliesí 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 full wine tasting. Sample Half-day Afternoon Tour: Head to your first winery, located on gorgeous Rougemont hillside, where youíll be welcomed by the vineyard owners and taken on a guided tour of the estate and the wine cellar. Learn about the culture of vines in Quebecís challenging climate, then enjoy a full 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 breathtaking views. The vineyard owner will welcome you and tell you about the estate and its history and take you on a visit of the winemaking facilities and hear about their special techniques. Then savor a full tasting hosted by the winemaker, who will teach tasting techniques.