Two Days of Wineries in Québec City

Three smiling girls take pictures of themselves and have a drink in the middle of a vineyard in Ile d'Orleans, in summer.
Jeff Frenette Photography

Once seen as a major drawback, Québec’s northern climate has become an opportunity for wineries in Québec City and the surrounding area. It took a lot of hard work to develop varietals that could thrive in Québec’s challenging climate, but today those wineries are proud to be turning out unique wines in some of the province’s most beautiful vineyards. To help you explore the best wineries in the region, we’ve prepared a 2-day itinerary that will take you to Île d’Orléans, Côte-de-Beaupré, and Portneuf along one of the finest wine routes in Québec.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Île d'Orléans
  • Day 1 Île d'Orléans

    1

    Behold the Black Currant at Cassis Monna et Filles

    Arriving on beautiful Île d’Orléans, you’ll quickly come to Cassis Monna et Filles, the place for all things black currant. The visit starts in their charming cellar, for a tasting like no other. Next is a stop at the boutique, where you’ll find an incredible assortment of black currant products.

    If you’re there at lunchtime, pop up to La Monnaguette, the bistro where black currants reign and the view of the St. Lawrence River is divine! Be sure to pair your meal with a glass of sangria made with black currant wine. If you have room for dessert, stop at the ice cream shop for a cone of their famous vanilla‒black currant soft serve. Delish! Don’t leave without learning everything you need to know about black currants at the mini museum. It’s a 360° black currant experience.

    1.35 km
  • 2

    Visit the Oldest Winery in the Region

    Next stop is Vignoble de l'isle de Bacchus, the oldest winery in the Québec City area. Isle de Bacchus was the name given to Île d’Orléans by Jacques Cartier when he landed on the island in 1535 and found an abundance of wild grapes growing there. Take a guided tour of the Isle de Bacchus vineyard, see the underground vat room, and learn about the history of a Québec winemaking pioneer. Round out your visit with a local cheese and charcuterie board and a glass of wine on the patio overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

    12.59 km
  • 3

    Vary Your Pleasures at Vignoble Domaine Sainte-Famille

    A little ways up the road, you’ll come to Vignoble Domaine Sainte-Famille, an estate that does more than just wine. Along with the vineyard, they also have apple and pear orchards. The result is a dozen different alcoholic beverages available for your tasting pleasure. After sampling the many options, pick up a bottle and enjoy a glass on the orchard patio. 

    1.56 km
  • 4

    Try the Ice Wine at Vignoble du Mitan

    This charming winery stretches out the winemaking season by doing many different things with grapes. Want to take a Québec classic home with you? Try the ice wine: Le Verglas. It carries the Vin de glace du Québec appellation, which can only be used by producers who meet the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) criteria for Québec ice wine. Vignoble du Mitan is one of the few Québec wineries to make IGP-certified ice wine.

    17.69 km
  • 5

    Taste Award-Winning Wines in a Heritage Barn at Saint-Pierre Le Vignoble

    Saint-Pierre Le Vignoble released its first wines in 2019. That same year, the winery took home two gold medals at the province’s big alcoholic beverage competition, la Coupe des Nations, for Rêverie and Rosée matinale. The storehouse, boutique, and tasting room are all located in a barn built in 1935 and beautifully renovated to conserve its heritage character.

    Once there, you can explore their offerings with a wine tasting, learn about the winery on a guided tour, or even help harvest the grapes in the fall. We also recommend ordering one of the signature boards crafted by Chef Laurent Godbout and enjoy it on their gorgeous patio overlooking the vineyard and the Laurentian Mountains.

    0.10 km
  • 6

    Pair Wine with Pizza at Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille

    With its warm, welcoming, chic vibe and fine organic wines, Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille’s reputation as one of the best wineries around is a fait accompli. We recommend timing your visit so that you can enjoy lunch or dinner on the patio and try the Neapolitan pizza bar. The view of the vineyard and Montmorency Falls is simply stunning. 

    2.37 km
  • Côte-de-Beaupré and Portneuf
  • Day 2 Côte-de-Beaupré and Portneuf

    7

    Enjoy the View at Vignoble Domaine L’Ange-Gardien

    Vignoble Domaine L’Ange-Gardien is the only winery in Côte-de-Beaupré. Take the time to sample the vignoble’s vintages with the help of one of their expert guides. The winery’s semi-sweet white wine and rosé both took home gold medals at the province’s big alcoholic beverage competition, la Coupe des Nations, making this a Québec City wine tasting that really delivers!

    Before you get back on the road, take a moment on the little patio behind the building for a breathtaking view of the vineyard. If you’re planning on being there in the fall, get in touch to see if you can help harvest the grapes. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    60.66 km
  • 8

    Travel Back in Time at Domaine des 3 Moulins

    Domaine des 3 Moulins and its delicious elixirs all carry names inspired by the site’s fascinating history. At the turn of the 19th century the Domaine was home to three water mills (moulins): a sawmill, a grist mill, and a textile mill. Today, the Domaine produces a white wine, a rosé, and two red wines, including one fortified with brandy. All four have picked up awards at various wine competitions.

    If you’re there in the fall and feeling feisty, you could help harvest the grapes of one of the best wineries in the area. No matter when you visit, be sure to pick up a bottle or two along with one of their wine jellies, which pair magnificently with cheese.


Québec, région gourmande
Québec, région gourmande

Québec, région gourmande est une vitrine sur le savoir-faire des artisans agroalimentaires de la région de Québec. Les territoires de Portneuf, la Côte-de-Beaupré, l’Île d’Orléans, la Jacques-Cartier et de la ville de Québec regorgent de saveurs locales à découvrir. Québec, région gourmande vous suggère des sorties agrotouristiques où le territoire est au cœur de l’expérience.

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