Daring to dream
"When I was 28, I was naive, enthusiastic, passionate and in love. As I travelled to various places, wine really spoke to me and I was like, ‘Wow!’ I bought a part of my father’s land, I studied in France and then, as part of a team, we built the vineyard. We dreamed hard and worked hard. I love thinking about how we’ve put all of that into a bottle."
Getting the most out of the climate
"In the Basses-Laurentides, we have close to 1,200 growing degree days. Of course there are other factors that come into play, but this number of degree days is comparable to a region like Marlborough in New Zealand. In winter, vines are covered with a good thickness of snow. We have varieties that are relatively sensitive to cold—Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in particular—but to block the freezing temperatures, we use geotextile over about seven miles of vineyard."