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. Located in  Auclair in the Témiscouata region of Quebec , east of Quebec City ear the New Brunswich and Maine borders

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.

In 1997, after obtaining the first artisanal license to produce alcoholic drinks based on maple sap, Vallier Robert and Nathalie Decaigny, his partner, launched their first four acers! Since then, they have been building the ACER universe and participating in the recognition of maple as one of the great products of the world. Several DISTINCTIONS testify.

In 2017 they won 2 Platinum awards at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Winemaker: Robert Vallier
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Domaine l'Espiègle

Dunham Quebec


Located between Dunham and Frelighsburg and overlooking Lake Selby, the hillside estate has been a prized fruit growing site for over a century. Our slope is South-Eastern facing and varies between 5 and 15%, which naturally favours the early morning sun and downflow of cold air, protecting us from spring frosts.

The vineyard soil is composed of glacial sediment deposited and organised during the melting of the continental ice sheet over 10 000 year ago. The flow of water and time has sorted this sediment according to altitude and topography. At 250 meters we have a predominantly sandy loam whereas at 200 meters, our vines have a bit of clay to dig their roots into. Our soil structure is such that it drains quite well, and our vines never have wet feet.

Their philosophy: if the grapes are good, the wine is good. That's why they put a lot of effort into the field! In the cellar, they promote the most natural expression of the grape. In addition, the founders believe that a company cannot neglect its ecological footprint.

Zaché Hall owner winemake


No tasting room

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Domaine Small

261, rue Saint-Pierre
Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière (QC)
G0S 2A0


Located in Ste-Agathe de Lotbinière in the heart of the Chaudière-Appalaches region on the south shore of Québec City. On an area of ​​68 hectares, our estate is composed of a maple grove of 6000 cuts and a magnificent vineyard of more than 9000 vines. In addition to the products of acericulture and viticulture, Domaine Small specializes in the manufacture of yellow birch syrup. Richard Small (current owner) represents the 4th generation of the Small family to cultivate this magnificent estate.

The vineyard:

Sied at the foot of the Alléghanis Mountains, on a small hillside that declines on the south side ensuring a maximum exposure of the vines to the rays of the sun, our vineyard will charm you with its enchanting decoration. The basement consists of a sandy clay loam abounding with precious stones that warm the root system of our vines. It is in this territory full of promises that we grow our grapes and our table grapes since the year of establishment in 2012. First vineyard in the Quebec region to obtain organic certification, Domaine Small is proud to be among the precursors who strive to establish the basis of viticulture in Quebec.

Domaine Small est situé à Ste-Agathe de Lotbinière au cœur de la région Chaudière-Appalaches sise sur la rive sud de Québec. Sur une superficie de 68 hectares, notre domaine est composé d'une érablière de 6000 entailles et d'un magnifique vignoble de plus de 9000 ceps. En plus des produits de l'acericulture et de la viticulture, le Domaine Small se spécialise dans la fabrication de sirop de bouleau jaune. Richard Small (propriétaire actuel) représente la 4ie génération de la famille Small à cultiver ce magnifique domaine.

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Vignoble La Vallee des Nuages
35 Gallup Road
Danville, Quebec



The name translates into The Valley of the Clouds. THe winery is owned by MAnon Therrien Claude Tardif and their son Philippe Tardif

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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 Jennifer Dale and Scott Judd,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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