Off the Beaten Path


Domaine Acer
1145, du Vieux Moulin
Auclair G0L 1A0 T


Founded in 1972 by Charles-Aimé Robert, the Domaine Acer then specialized in the production of high-quality maple syrup.

In 1992, wishing to take over the family sugar bush but aware that the future is processing his son Robert Vallier, is undertaking the development of high value-added products. For 5 years, with the help of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and a scientific officer, he worked on the design of alcoholic beverages from the vinification of maple sap. In his approach, he made several internships with French winemakers.

Winemaker: Robert Vallier
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Vignoble Petit Chariot Rouge

Little Red Wagon

c-165 Cahumet Road West
Shawville, Quebec



A small vineyard, situated about an hour west of Ottawa/Gatineau in scenic West Quebec. Owned by who live on the site in a historical fruit farm from the 40's, where today heritage blackberries and grapes still grow.   After visiting some Quebec & Ontario Wineries years ago, we were intrigued by the variety and quality of products available, and dreamed of growing this farm into something special and unique.  We've added raspberries and table grapes fresh for picking, and over 5600 grapevines which we now turn into wine each autumn. The first grapes were planted in 2010 on former fallow land belonging to our present day diary farm

Jennifer and Scott make their wine with assistance from Zach Hall at R&J Onenology and OneoQuebec 

Their wines are simple, well balanced reflecting the character of the region and Quebec's cold climate varieties. 
The Vineyards surround the tasting room. They have over 5600 vines which include all of the Frontenac family, Louise Swenson, Marquette and Petit Perle Production around 200 cases. 

The tasting room includes a small event space and art gallery with ample acreage to unwind in a rural setting. 

We are a friendly, approachable family farm and love to meet new people, our wine and vineyard is a work in process, ever-evolving to suit our customers.

Nous sommes un petit vignoble, situé à environ une heure à l’ouest d’Ottawa et de Gatineau, dans le Québec pittoresque. Nous vivons sur une ferme de cultures fruitières des années 40 où y poussent encore les mûres et les raisins d’origine. Après avoir visité, il y a quelques années, des vignobles au Québec et en Ontario, nous avons été intrigués par la variété et la qualité des produits disponibles et nous avons rêvé d’agrandir et de transformer notre ferme en quelque chose de spécial et unique. Nous avons donc ajouté des framboises et des raisins de table frais pour la cueillette en plus de 5600 vignes que nous transformons maintenant en vin chaque automne.

The name and logo comes fom a memory of their youngest as he pulled his wagon through the vineyard during its planting. The red wagon came to symbolize the dream of being a small, fun place to share with family and many new friends.  

Winemaker: Jennifer Dale and Scott Judd,
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