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Wine Harvest Festivities at Le Tire-bouchon

Click to enlarge. Guests at Le Tire-bouchon salsa the night away.

Doug & Morri joined 60 other celebrants at the L’Orpailleur vineyard on September 17 to kick off the two-week grape harvest in Dunham, Quebec, the heart of the province's grape-growing region. The vineyard's restaurant, Le Tire-bouchon, held a dinner-dance with Latin music by the Cuban band, Youssi Barbara, from Montreal).

      Morri talks to Le Tire-bouchon's manager, Gérald Loiselle. Click to enlarge.

 The harvest ends at L’Orpailleur with the final dinner-dance of the year, on October 8, featuring a tasting of the vins nouveaux and gypsy music by the Sergei Trofanov band.

Restaurant Le Tire-bouchon, at the Vignoble de l'Orpailleur
1086 Route 202, Dunham, Quebec
Reservations: (450) 295-3335.

Autumn foliage on the scenic Brome-Missisquoi Wine Tour. Click to enlarge

L’Orpailleur is one of 11 vineyards on the official Brome-Misssiquoi Wine Tour, which includes wineries in Brigham, Cowansville, Dunham and Farnham. Bright blue-and-white Route des Vins highway signs mark the 132-km scenic route, which winds by apple orchards, cideries, artists studios and tourist attractions. Most vineyards are open daily to visitors until Thanksgiving and on weekends until the end of December.

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