A European vineyard experience right here in Vaudreuil!!
by Rhonda Massad
Every weekend until September 20, more than 20 artists creating and showing off their masterpieces are on site at the Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil along with more than 100 sculptures on the sprawling estate. Sculptures are available installed for viewing all summer during opening hours.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wine tasting of four certified Quebec wines produced on the estate. The tasting cost is $5 per person or free with a purchase of a bottle of wine.
Serge Primi and Christiane St-Onge acquired this estate in 2006 with 5,000 vines and have increased the vineyard to 20,000 vines since. Each year the estate produces 6 varieties of wines.
The estate converges at the junction of highways 20,30 and 40 in the Vaudreuil region. The climate s comparable to that of the Niagara region with regards to growing degree days.
“Vines only grow in certain temperatures, too hot or too cold there is no growth,” Primi said. “Every Saturday and Sunday we offer a tour of the vineyard, the fermentation room and a wine tasting for $15.”
Harvest lasts from mid-September to the beginning of October, participation is free and open to all with a reservation. Lunch and a bottle of wine are served.
Enjoy the art, bring a picnic, taste the wine, take a tour of the vineyard or participate in the fall harvest. Whatever you choose the sights will leave you breathless.
Located at 2692 Harwood in Vaudreuil-Dorion. More information can be found at www.cotedevaudreuil.com .