The Best Ways to Purchase Québec Wines
Security measures for the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a lot of turmoil these past few weeks concerning our consumer habits. The current situation is quite difficult for Québec’s bio-food sectors, among these, our vineyards, which have lost a good part of their distribution networks and their revenues. It is therefore even more important to buy locally and to support our region’s wine industry. The good news is that throughout the years, the fine quality of Québec wines has constantly been evolving. Are you curious to try them? We’ve listed the best options available to help you purchase locally produced wines and thus help you prepare your next virtual cocktail hour or pyjama-movie night!
Identified as an essential service, the Société des Alcools du Québec outlets remain open to the public and offer a good selection of Québec wines. Good to know, the SAQ website allows you to place your order online and pick your products up at an outlet near your home. Shipping options are also available.
For several years now, grocers have been allowed to sell Québec wines in their stores. Our local wines are therefore sold in many supermarkets. You weren’t able to find any in your favourite grocery store? Simply make a request to the store manager!
Specialized Grocery Stores
Several fine food grocery stores specialize in the sale of Québec wines. We often find a very qualified staff well acquainted with their products and who can advise you (always keeping a distance of 2 or more metres, of course). In our region, we can suggest Tite Frette in Cowansville (where they also offer to deliver), or the Marché du village in Ange Gardien, where they have a good selection of local products. For a more complete list covering all of Québec, you can consult this list, developed by the magazine Caribou (make sure the establishments listed are still open during the crisis!) Also, good to know, the boutique La Boîte à vins, located in Beloeil, delivers throughout the south shore region of Montreal.
Order directly from the vineyard
Several vineyards offer home delivery services providing certain conditions which vary from one vineyard to the other. It is also possible to pick up your order at a large number of wineries.
Here is a list of Brome-Missisquoi vineyards that offer home deliveries.
- Le Château de cartes, vineyard and cidery
- Léon Courville, vigneron
- Vignoble de la Bauge
- Vignoble du Ruisseau
- Val Caudalies, vineyard and cidery
- La Belle Alliance, vineyard
- Vignoble de l’Orpailleur
- Domaine du Ridge
- Domaine Bresee vineyards
- Vignoble Bromont
Contact the vineyards directly for information concerning their terms of delivery.