Also popular are common grapes, a.k.a. vitis vinifera, so don’t be surprised to see more Chardonnays, Pinots Noirs or even Pinots Blancs on the market in the next few years. On the one hand, consumers are understandably hesitant about trying unfamiliar grapes, while on the other Quebec vintners have steadily improved their technical mastery. The oenologist Richard Bastien, who works as an expert adviser for several Quebec wineries, notes a significant rise in the demand for his services since 2012. And we are the beneficiaries of these increasingly refined products.
More wineries than ever are taking the risk of going organic. Realizing that our climate conditions make viticulture a complex undertaking, such a step provokes genuine admiration. Obviously, rising temperatures and climatic changes affect Quebec winemakers. In fact, rising temperatures have a considerable impact on the types of grapes that are planted. Stay tuned for the latest developments in this budding industry!