Ice Wine, Craft Beer & Ice Cider Tour From Montreal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Full Day:, 8:30am from Downtown Montreal, 8:45am from Old Montreal, Half Day:, 12:45pm from Downtown Montreal, 1pm from Old Montreal
  • Departure Details :
    1001 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B 1N1, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Delight your taste buds with this small-group wine-tasting tour from Montreal to Quebec wine country. This tour is a unique winter experience thatenhances popular winter products such ice wine, late harvest and cider.Youll take exclusive tours of two or three (full-day only) estates.

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Youll be picked up from downtown Montreal, Old Montreal or Bromont (full-day only) in the morning and be taken by comfortable mini-coach through beautiful Quebec backcountry.
Half-day tour
During this excursion of approximately 5.5 hours, you will discover the region of Montrgie, but especially the municipality of Rougemont located 45 minutes from Montreal. This region is one of the largest apple producers in Quebec. As part of this outing, we will mainly serve ice cider, but also some drier products.
The first stop is at Coteau Rougemont vineyard. This estate is one of the largest producers of wines and ciders in Quebec. The second stop of the day is at Domaine Cartier-Potelle, a charming cidery located in the flank of Mont Rougemont. During this visit, you will learn how to make ice cider. You will also enjoy a small workshop of matching dishes and ciders. Finally, you will have the opportunity to taste their latest novelty: a fortified cider.
Full-day tour
During this excursion of nearly 9 hours. You will visit the most important wine region of Quebec and especially one of the most beautiful: the Eastern Townships. The first stop of the day is at the Lon Courville vineyard. This vineyard offers a spectacular view of Brome Lake. From the beginning of the day, you will have the opportunity to taste some very unique products in Quebec: late harvest and ice wine.
Afterwards, you will take the road back to Dunham, the cradle of viticulture in Quebec. You will have the opportunity tostop at the Dunham Brewery, which is ranked in the TOP 100. First, you will lunchat their restaurantcalled la Table Fermire before visiting the brewery and tasting beer sampling.Finally, you will visit theoldest vineyard in Quebec. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine near an outdoor fire (weather permitting). You will then have the opportunity to taste drier products such as red and white wine, but also a cider.

Inclusions

Service of a local guide

Transportation

Visit of 2 (half-day) or 3 (full-day) estates

Commented tasting of a few products at each stop

Cider & Food Pairing Workshop (half-day only)

A warm lunch with one consumption (wine or beer) per person (full-day only)

Exclusions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

A maximum of 9 people per booking

A maximum of 24 people per tour (capacity of the bus)

Operated by a bilingual guide (French & English)

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    Fabulous day! Our tour guide and driver was excellent! The places we visited were beautiful and offered great wine, beer, and food. You're offered to learn as much or little as you want to know. I was the only English speaking person in the group and (I'll spell his name wrong) Stevin made me feel part of the group.

  • 09-Apr-2018

    This was great, we had a great time and Sabin is amazing!

  • 02-Apr-2018

    This tour is a must see for wine enthusiasts! Each stop presented some unique knowledge and tastings. It was not simply visiting 3 breathtaking vineyards that show and say the same thing. Our guide was the perfect mixture of knowledgeable and friendly. He easily switched between French and English to accommodate everyone in our group. He provided a great history lesson on the area as well as laying a great foundation for the tour. The mixology class was fun and opened a new appreciation for wine as a cocktail, not just a drink. Lunch was scrumptious and a perfect complement to the cider tour. Sabering a bottle was something I had only seen in movies. Being able to see it first hand and hear the history of it was an experience I will not forget. Ending the tour with a movie that put beautiful images to all of the information we had received throughout the day, really tied things together. I can't wait to return I will definitely be back!

  • 23-Feb-2018

    Unique tour learning about how this little niche wine is made...
    but beware- all those winery's gift shops...did that get expensive fast!
    but the tour was fun, the guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable, considering he had to do everything in two languages. . . and with these group tours, that's important- to not have a guide who just repeats things and is on auto pilot.

    Highly recommended.

  • 18-Feb-2018

    This was something of a mixed experience. Originally we thought it was a full day with lunch, but were advised that it would only be a half day and that we would visit an ice winery and an ice ciderie, as well as learning to mix cocktails. In the event we visited the first two but there was no cocktail element.
    The first visit was interesting but overly long with the host explaining everything in great detail and in 2 languages. As a result there was less time to taste the produce.
    The ice cider visit was more focused with the tasting including some food pairings. The whole style was tuned to the audience and took far less time than the first visit.
    The tour guide was friendly enough, but the snowy conditions meant we tended to listen to music rather than listen to him.

  • 17-Apr-2017

    Great tour- nice transportation and the food was amazing. It was fun to try all the wine and the fire cider. Would have been nice to know that some parts were mostly in French but the guide helped in translation a bit.

  • 13-Mar-2017

    Montreal Ice Wine Tour delights!
    Our driver and guide for the day, Michel, was very friendly and well informed. He not only took time to talk about the locations we were visiting but along the way gave the group nice information about the region in its history and also for its importance for wine harvesting in Quebec. All the wineries visited were enjoyable and well prepared for our visit. The wine tastings were quite nice and the explanations for production of ice and fire wine in Quebec were thorough and interesting. The group size was just right in order to get personal attention and to make it quite pleasant. They did a nice job in explaining in both english and french with ease. The location and wineries outside of Montreal were all very picturesque and it made for a lovely excursion and day! I would recommend this tour to friends.

  • 21-Feb-2017

    For our first trip to Montreal in the middle of winter, this was a perfect way to spend the day. Our tour guide, Jon Paul was very knowledgeable. Not only did he explain the history of Montreal, but he made sure that most everything was translated into English, and he was a pleasure to be around. The first winery Leon Courville was my personal favorite. Learning how to make cocktails was so much fun. The woman who runs the winery was friendly, warm, and very welcoming to our group. She made sure we not only made delicious cocktails, but had a great time. For those of you who enjoy wine, I highly recommend this tour. The only negative aspect was that our lunch request was not honored we do not eat pork. Subsequently, there was not much to select from.

  • 18-Feb-2017

    Excellent tour, and a wonderful activity for a freezing winter's day. Tour guide Michel was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. All three places visited were excellent, and I purchased items from them all! Loved this tour.

  • 05-Feb-2017

    Great tour, good value for money and well planned. We particularly liked the first 2 vineyards on the tour.

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