Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Updated on Aug 22, 2023
September and October mark the grape harvest season throughout Québec’s vineyards, including, of course, those of the Eastern Townships. With all the colours enhancing the landscapes, the crisp fresh air, and the excitement felt during this harvesting time, the idea of a, or several, wine country getaways seems only natural!
With its more than thirty vineyards presently active, the Eastern Townships region definitely stands out from any other. A visit here is a delightful experience in itself, but being there during the grape harvesting period offers even more amazing magical moments.
Touring the vineyards with all these bursting autumn colours everywhere, transform your outing into something quite exceptional. In fact, during the weekends of September and October, many of them offer visits, tastings and entertainment.
Notably, at La Halte des Pèlerins, in Sherbrooke, where you can participate in the grape harvest (September 30 - October 1, and October 7-8)!
The not-to-be-missed Domaine du Ridge de Saint-Armand is well known for its grape stomping activity for women only, but also for the harvesting activities, its tastings and its tours of the Domaine.
Keep an eye out for upcoming news about what the Vignoble de la Bauge, in Brigham, is preparing for you during the harvesting season! This being said, their animal park, their tours and tastings, and especially their product are always well worth the detour!
This autumn, head out towards the Eastern Townships vineyards to enjoy this time of the year, when colours and flavours abound! Experience a fabulous getaway!
Don’t forget to consult the vineyards’ websites to find out what activities they’ve planned during the months of September and October.
September 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10, the Fête des vendanges will take place at the Pointe Merry in Magog. More than 90 exhibitors for its 30th edition. An event not to be missed!
Go and admire the 150 works of art spread throughout the gardens at the Domaine Côtes d’Ardoise, in Dunham.
Stop by the Vignoble Orford for the view, as you take some of your most beautiful pictures here.
At the Vignoble l’Orpailleur, in Dunham, visit the Économusée to learn more about the winemaking trade, then relax for a while at the Tire-Bouchon, the vineyard’s fine restaurant.
Experience the Bistro on Ember of the Vignoble du Ruisseau, in Dunham, and stop by the vineyard boutique which is always brimming with treats to take home.
Head over to the L’École du 3e rang vineyard, in Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, and pick up some of their unique bottles, including their pear liqueur and sparkling pear wine. A must!
When visiting Léon Courville Vigneron, enjoy a picnic in the setting of their grapevines, the mountains and Lake Brome.
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