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‘Curtains Up’ Fall Wine Harvest & Artisanal Food Excursion (Sept 18th – 21st)

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For all you wine lovers and artisanal food addicts I am organizing a Fall Excursion to Quebec’s wine country in the Eastern Townships. It will include an extensive tour of some of the area’s best wineries where we will take part in harvesting grapes, take part in the traditional barefoot stomping on grapes, enjoy numerous wine tastings and lunches of local artisanal foods and country lunches. We will also visit several local food producers including cheese made by the monks at L’Abbaye St Benoit du Lac, cheese in Farnham, honey products in Coaticook and purchase some bread at one of the area’s most renowned bakeries in Cowansville.

I have included a suggested itinerary below along with estimated prices. In order to get the best accommodations for the three nights I suggest you let me know if you are interested as soon as possible. If accommodations at Auberge and Spa West Brome are full there are many other great auberges in the area. I have been to Auberge and Spa West Brome before and the accommodations are superb.

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Auberge & Spa West Brome

I have also selected 3 critically acclaimed restaurants in the area all featuring chefs who create amazing food using locally produced ingredients.

Interested? Let me know ASAP and I will make necessary reservations and send you a daily itinerary

Suggested Itinerary

Accommodation

Auberge & Spa West Brome
• Deluxe Queen Room
• Balcony, Fireplace, Free WIFI and Parking

Wineries

Domaine du Ridge (St Armand)
• Traditional barefoot stomping the grapes
• Free rose wine
• Saturday Sept 19th $15 pp

Vignoble de l’Orpailleur
• Wine tasting (6 products)and tour and explanation of vineyards $20 per person

Vignoble La Bauge
• Partake in grape harvest for an hour
• Country lunch
• Tour and Wine tasting
• Free bottle of wine
• $55 per person

Vignoble Val Caudalies
• Taste Wines and Cider
• Picnic lunch on estate ($)

Vignoble La Grenouille
• Grape harvesting
• Country lunch and wine tasting
• Price to be confirmed

Other wineries possibly on the tour

Vignobles Clos Saragnet
Vignoble Centaure
Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnes
Vignoble Clos Ste Croix

Artisanal Food Producers

• L’Abbaye St Benoit du Lac
• Fromagerie de Cantons (Farnham)
• Miel Pure Delice (Coaticook)
La Mie Bretonne Bakery (Cowansville)
• La Face Cachee de la Pomme (Hemmingford)

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Le Cellier du Roi (Bromont)

Restaurants
( 3 suppers)

Bistro at Auberge & Spa West Brome
Le Cellier du Roi (Bromont)
Aux Jardins Champêtres (Magog)

Cost Estimate
• Accommodation (3 nights) Double occupancy $590*
• Dinners (3) $450 for two people **
• Winery Tours and Tastings $100 per person

* Cost based on rates at Auberge & Spa West Brome

* * Cost based on the 3 restaurants chosen. You are free to make our own selections

Daily Itinerary

Friday Sept 18th

• 5pm Check in at the hotel
• 8pm Dinner Bistro at Auberge & Spa West Brome

Saturday Sept 19th

• Breakfast on your own
• 10am Vignoble Centaure (Dunham)
• 11am Vignoble Val Caudalies (Dunham)
• 12pm Picnic Lunch Vignoble Val Caudalies  (Dunham)
• 1pm Vignoble Clos Ste Croix (Dunham)
• 2-4pm Domaine du Ridge (grape stomping) (St Armand)
• 8pm Dinner Aux Jardins Champetres (Magog)

Sunday Sept 20th

• Breakfast on your own
• 10am Vignoble La Chapelle Ste Agnes (Sutton)
• 11am – 2pm Vignoble La Bauge (harvesting,tour, tasting,
country lunch )(Brigham)
• 3pm Vignoble de l’Orpailleur (Dunham)
• 4pm Fromagerie de Cantons (Farnham)
• 8pm Dinner Le Cellier du Roi (Bromont)

Monday Sept 21

• Breakfast on your own
• 10am L’Abbaye St Benoit du Lac (St Benoit du Lac)
• 11am Miel Pur Delice (Coaticook)
• 12pm Lunch Aux 2 Clochers by the river (Frelighsburg)
• 1pm Vignobles Clos Saragnat (Frelighsburg)
• 2pm Boulangerie La Mie Bretonne (Cowansville)
• 4pm La Face Cachee de la Pomme (Hemmingford)
• 6pm Home

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