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You'd be surprised by the number of up and coming wineries in Quebec. The Wine Route has brought together numerous vineyards in the Eastern Townships, located in Brome-Missisquoi, some of which were Quebec's first vineyards dating back to the early 1980s. Wine-makers in the Eastern Townships make a variety of whites, reds, rosés, and ciders, but have especially made their mark with their highly successful production of icewine and ice cider.
So if you're looking for something fun and new to check out, hop into your car with some friends and head out to the Eastern Townships. The countryside is beautiful all year round, and these vineyards are available for tours, tastings, and country-style chow downs - rain or shine. Just make sure to give them a call and set up an appointment!
Want to take a day trip and not worry about a designated driver? Every Saturday from January 31st to April 11th, take advantage of the Winter Ice Wine Tour through the Eastern Townships' wine country, hosted by Kava Tours. The unique experience will allow you to visit 3 of the best wineries in the region - Domaine Les Brome, Union Libre Cidre & Vin, and Vignoble de l'Orpailleur - and explore all that they have to offer, such as a professional guide, wine and apple cider tastings, workshops, a delicious Quebec-style raclette for lunch, and various refreshments and snacks.
Three departures take place, from Downtown Montreal (8:30am), Old Montreal (8:45am), and Bromont (10:00am), returning to each of the locations between 4:30pm-5:45pm.
For more detailed information and reservations click here.