Yesterday, a couple of friends, my partner and I went on a wine tour of the Quebec's Eastern Townships. Around Granby, Quebec, there are at least a dozen big vineyards. It was a spectacular day in this rolling countryside; the autumn colours were at their height. Indeed, the weather, for the most part, outshone the wine. Some of places, to put it mildly, offered some rather peculiar (i.e. nose-wrinkling) blends. None of red wines -- even one that won a "medaille d'or" -- I would blog home about. But near the end of our tour, we came across a couple of very good as well as picturesquely bucolic wineries, and picked up some excellent white wine, rosé, reinforced (Port-style) wine, and ice wines (a Quebec specialty) as well as cider aperitifs (very much a Quebec tradition) at quite decent prices. (Yes, being tipsy helped put us in a buying mood, but these were definitely good wines...)
If you ever take the wine tour yourself, these are the two places I'd most recommend out of those I saw today: Vignoble la Bauge (#1 on the route), and Vignoble La Mission, pictured above (#10). Vignoble le Cep d'Argent (#3) is also good.