15 of the best wineries in Canada


Vignoble de la Bauge, Brigham, Quebec

Quebec’s lush environments, including lake-views, windy roads, and sweeping countrysides are not to be missed. With a little vino in hand, you will feel a long way from home when you’re actually less than 100 kilometres south of Montreal in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. This area is a great one to bike in if you are staying for more than just a quick visit. Yes, Quebec is cold, so the main production has been focused on spectacular ice wines and cold-climate whites, as well as ciders and fruit wines. Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has the climate to produce the extremely sweet ice wine, which involves harvesting the grapes after they have frozen on the vines. While smaller wineries, in the form of converted farms, have become more popular in recent years, Vignoble de la Bauge was a family farm that planted its roots in 1986, making it one of the oldest in the province. Here, among the beautifully rustic barns and buildings, you can taste ice wines, have a picnic, go on a horse-drawn carriage tour, or visit the animal park.

More info: www.labauge.com

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