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A taste of Quebec

Celebrating local products

Local wines, ciders and spirits are more popular than ever. Our passionate producers are making products that are good, recognized and inspiring. To reflect this diversity and this expertise, Quebec products are now divided into three new identifications. You can now distinguish the characteristics specific to these products and find them even more easily, online or in-store. So, go ahead, add a little Quebec to your glass, a winning choice for all of us!

Apples on the menu

Apples are in season: It’s the best time to make way in your kitchen for this homegrown fruit available in abundance. Apples aren’t just for dessert and can be prepared a thousand ways to make some delicious dishes.

Quebec ciders

Did you know that the first ciders made in Quebec date back to New France? Today, thanks to the creativity and passion of several artisan producers, Quebec ciders offer a mouth-watering quality and diversity.

In the spotlight

PGI Quebec Wine appellation

At long last, Quebec wines have their very own reserved appellation, thanks to efforts by visionary winemakers who endeavoured to ensure that their wines would be able to reach the apex of the industry.

Quebec wines to your taste

Want to buy local wines but not sure which to choose? Look to our wine charts (red, white and rosé) to help you find the perfect bottle based on what you like. 

Obsession with quality

A series of serendipities led Léon Courville to this idyllic parcel of land high above brome lake. Today the former banker and his wife, Anne-Marie Lemire, make remarkable wines featuring unusual grapes and unique techniques.

L'Orpailleur Vineyard

Founded 38 years ago, l’Orpailleur has always been a place of gathering and discovery. Today Quebec’s viticulture pioneer is looking forward to carefully reopening its doors to local wine lovers.

Quebec’s white grape varieties

You may have heard of grape varieties like Seyval Blanc and Vidal, but do you their origins or sensory properties? Here’s a mini guide to the five most widely cultivated white grapes in Quebec.

The Rivière du Chêne vineyard

As a result of his travels, Daniel Lalande dreamed of becoming a wine grower. After studies in France, he bought a part of his father’s land to build the vineyard now responsible for a dozen cuvées.

Fjord distillery

When the Bouchard brothers, creative and hands-on by nature, saw their father Serge come towards them cradling a small, artisanal still that their grand-father, a family tradition was revived.

Côte des Saints distillery

This is the story of a gang of enthusiasts ready to scour the earth for the means to produce fine spirits that could rub shoulders with the best in the world. Welcome to Côte des Saints distillery.

BluePearl distillery

Take a couple of roommates who like beer and chemistry, add a new neighbour with a few business ideas and you get a distillery that loves colourful products.

Destination Rougemont

The Napa Valley of apples! Recognized one of the best climates in North America for orchards, it shares its 500 000 apple trees among 35 producers, 9 of which are authorized to make cider.

Get to know Deux-Montagnes

The region is a vast territory where a natural and important element affects its environment. But what is it, exactly? Find out more about about your next-door wine region.

Of apples and history

Michel Jodoin is a visionary cider maker who transforms apples into many delicious beverages: still and sparkling ciders, ice cider, mistelle, vermouth and much more.

The fruits of innovation

In Rougemont, Domaine de Lavoie produces wines (sparkling, still and fortified) but also ciders, pear ciders and a new ready-to-drink sparkling cider infused with hops and sold in cans.

Domaine Lafrance

The famous distilllery-cider house from Saint-Joseph-du-Lac offers all sorts of ciders, spirits, and homemade products showcasing apples, prunes and pears, from earth to bottle.

Quebec ciders

How well do you know local cider? Turns out it goes back a long way, went through some difficult times and comes in a variety of delicious drinks proudly made by our artisans. 

Noroi Distillery

Thanks to a unique cold still made out of glass, this young distillery pursues a constant quest for innovation to offer us unique spirits with incredibly fresh aromas.

Cidredie du Minot

Three decades ago, two Britons breathed new life into the cider industry after some difficult times. Now the thorough and talented duo looks forward to a sparking future.  

Verger Hemmingford

François Pouliot and Stéphanie Beaudoin have seen some amazing things over the 26 years of existence of the cider house. Even confined, they’re not about to cool anything off.

Oshlag Distillery

Oshlag as in Hochelaga, the Montréal neighbourhood where various gins, vodkas, beers and premixed cocktails are crafted, with quality and simplicity in mind.

Discovering Dunham

A Quebec wine destination of choice, Dunham is home to many well-known and loved producers. Take a closer look at the factors that make this terroir special.

Marathon man

Located in Havelock, near the USA border, Vignoble du marathonien is behind many tasty wines on our shelves. Here’s a closer look at this all-around passionate producer and his family.

Local premixed drinks

Take your pick among a varied selection of delicious local coolers. Just open, serve and enjoy. A perfect match for tortilla chips topped with cheese and homemade salsa.

Quebec red varieties

How well do you know your local grapes? Frontenac Noir, Maréchal Foch and… Pinot Noir? Discover the five main varieties used in Quebec wines that stand up to our climate.

Buying local; a wind of change

At Les Vents d’Ange, in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, the whole family is hard at work to offer the best wines and answer the increasing demand. People are (re)discovering local wines, and it’s gonna be okay!

Winning local pairings

By now, we all know Quebec produces its fair share of winning cheeses. And to pair with your next board, go local all the way and opt for a locally produced wine.

Absinth in Quebec

Unknown not so long ago, this herb liqueur with an infamous reputation is experiencing an increasing popularity in Quebec thanks to several local producers.

Distillerie Mariana, Louiseville

This microdistillery established in Mauricie by two childhood friends is very successful thanks to its original creations that some of you may already know.

Sugar shack-style

Visits to the sugar shack will unfortunately have to be postponed until next year. Until then, why not bring maple flavours to you with amazing cocktails perfect for those with a sweet tooth!

 

Proudly local

Origine Québec

Proudly crafted by local artisans with homegrown ingredients.

Prepared in Québec

Proudly developed or distilled by passionate locals, with ingredients from here and elsewhere.

Bottled in Québec

Products proudly assembled and bottled by a local business, by people who live here.