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