Wine and Beer Tasting in Montreal
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Though not well-known outside of Canada, Quebec’s wine-growing regions—concentrated around Montreal and Quebec City—are burgeoning, with an increasing number of small-scale producers creating red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines, as well as fortified and ice wines. Here is what you need to know about wine tasting in Montreal.
About 40 different grape varietals are cultivated in Quebec wine country, with most production concentrated in areas north and south of Montreal in regions such as the Eastern Townships, Montérégie and Lanaudière. Because of the severe winter weather conditions, vintners tend to focus on hardy hybrid grapes such as frontenac noir and maréchal foch for reds, and vidal, frontenac blanc, frontenac gris, and seyval blanc for whites. Ice wines, sweet and concentrated dessert-style wines made by pressing frozen grapes, are also produced in the region.
- Try award-winning Quebec wines paired with a local cheese tasting during a half- or full-day wine-tasting tour.
- Treat your taste buds to a gourmet lunch at an artisanal winemaking estate.
- Sample ice wine, take part in an ice wine mixology workshop, and sip apple ice cider around an outdoor bonfire during a winter wine tour.
- Meet vineyard owners and enjoy exclusive experiences not available to the public during a small-group wine-tasting tour from Montreal.
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Get a taste for Quebec’s surging wine industry during this half-or full-day small-group wine tasting trip from Montreal. Get the red carpet treatment from local vineyard owners as you enjoy insider tours and tastings at multiple wineries, choosing between a half-day afternoon trip or full-day experience. Take a workshop to learn tasting techniques to identify various wine flavor notes, testing your skill with a blind taste test, and enjoy a sampling of local cheeses. During the full-day excursion, you also receive a gourmet lunch.
Get the inside track on Montreal’s craft beer scene with this walking brewery tour. A guide takes you to three different stops, all located in the city’s Old Port neighborhood. Whether you're a thirsty local or a curious visitor, you'll gain insight into the brewing process as you sample a generous variety of craft beers. So leave the keys at home for this small-group tour limited to 10 people, ensuring a memorable experience.