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Grape varieties selected for cultivation in this province must be winter hardy, as temperatures regularly drop as low as -22 F (-30 C) in January and February. However, viticulture is possible due to a growing season tempered by Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River, as well as the Laurentian and Appalachian mountains. French hybrids such as Eona, Vidal, Seyval Blanc, Marechal Foch, De Chaunac and Ste. Croix are planted here. Vignerons have to bury vines in dirt and hay for protection against winter kill. Quebec’s winegrowing history started with its early colonists, who made wine from native varietals. Today, Quebec has over 30 wineries located in three growing areas, with about 350 acres under vine. One region is just south of Montreal, in the foothills of the Laurentians, another is on Isle d'Orlean near Quebec City, with the bulk of the vineyard being in the Eastern Townships area. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Frontenac

    Frontenac’s overall viticultural performance and excellent wine quality are directly responsible for its success in M...

  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Counoise

    Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • La Face Cachée de la Pomme

    La Face Cachée de la Pomme was born from François Pouliot’s inventiveness. This 29-year-old video...

  • Domaine Felibre

    The expertise of the Maître de Chai, or cellarmaster, helps Domaine Félibre offer its clientele h...

  • Vignoble Carone Wines

    Carone is a limited-production, premium estate winery located along the St. Lawrence River in th...

  • Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

    In 1980, Christian Barthomeuf travelled to Ontario with Mr. Jacques Breault (who still grows vine...

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  • No, for sure there is some good wine coming out of Ontario, as well as in BC. ... guessing that Alberta and Quebec have the most relaxed applicable laws. There's a much greater variety of private stores in Alberta, and my general experience is that I've been able to find a wider variety of wine there.&nbs Read More

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  • Neige Apple Ice Wine 2008

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    O ya and OMG! Super sharp burst of flavor. D-lish. I wish I could've used a spatula in the bottle to get the last drop. Great amber color, silky mouth-feel. Yum. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  •  Hello,My name is Stephanie and I've been in the Quebec restaurant business for four years.  I recently moved to China and am slowly learning about their rapidly growing wine industry.  I'd love to talk to you guys, who all seem really knowledgable and passionate, about the things that I'm learning, and to hear your latest thoughts and encounter... Read More

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  • Vignoble de l'Orpailleur Cuvée Spéciale Vin Gris 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Vignoble du Marathonien Cuvée Spéciale 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Domaine Pinnacle Apple Ice Wine NV

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    I really enjoyed this ice apple wine. I was curious to discover why it had won over 50 gold medals. Great with a plate of fine cheeses! Read More

    Wine review by Pierre L


  • I am looking for wine donations for a fundraiser event called "Flood of Compassion" for the flood victims in Pakistan. Any ideas please contact arshadfilms@gmail.com Thanks.

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  • Domaine Pinnacle Apple Ice Wine NV

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    Good design, but product is weak. Strong taste of alcohol and sulfate. Added flavor and colorant make wine undrinkable with any nice dish. Waste of money. However tube can be used for keeping diploma. Not happy - to expensive for apple juice with alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by mariko


  • La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Ice Cider NV

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    Searing acidity, with very nice sweet fruits. Rich luxurious mouth feel with a fresh lively finish. Green apples, granny smiths throughout Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Vignoble Carone Bin 33 Rouge 2007

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    Blend: 70% Frontenac, 20% Sabrevois, 10% Cabernet Severnyi Deep ruby purple with bright reflections. Discreet aromas of red fruit (strawberry, cherry). An attack of generous fruit with notes of candy cherry. Soft tannins. A pleasurable wine, that puts fruit flavours in the foreground. Read More

    Wine review by splurgegallery


  • The "Julia" wines at Costco are bottled in Quebec. Like all other wines at Costco, these are heavy and sweet, as though they've had juice added to sweeten them. All in all, there's not a single wine at Costco in Quebec worth drinking.

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  • Verger du Minot Apple Cidre de Glace 2003

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    Probably my favorite dessert "wine", this ice cider is incredible. It's a dark gold color, with an intoxicating aroma of apple. Initially sweet in the mouth, is followed up by a surprising tartness, and a super long finish. I just love this! It's fun and unique to bring to a party, too. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


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