Vignoble du PicBois
Andre Pollender and Danielle Cardin purchased this magnificent property in 1990, in direct view across the valley from where Andre’s grandfather was born, and where Andre grew up. Andre is a partner in the vineyard and a relentless advocate for proper classifications for maple syrup in Quebec, president of the Quebec federation of maple syrup. His son, David Pollender, partner, and director of operations here at Vignoble du PicBois, accompanied his father who was invited to share his maple syrup expertise, in Burgundy. There they participated in the harvest, and this is where David got the taste for vineyard life.
David is a master constructer spending years in charge of huge construction projects. His neighbour, friend and business partner John Baldwin, president of Vignoble du PicBois, spent 30 years running high-end restaurants, and in wine education.
In 2019 they planted a 1,200 plants “experimental patch,” everything went well, and everybody got along.Vignoble du PicBois was officially incorporated in March of 2021, and that is where the real work began, they planted 11,000 plants in 2021 and another 5,500 in 2022, bringing the total to a little over 17,000 plants in total. They had their first harvest this year, with the wines available in March 2023. Big things to come from this young enterprise.