We first planted grape vines in the spring of 2002, and pursued
the venture each spring since. The vineyard extends now to 3 hectares.
We now have more than 5000 grape vines of different varieties. All
are hybrids, making them hardy in the Quebec climate, and all
will produce red grapes:
- MARÉCHAL FOCH
- LEON MILOT
We are proud to present our very first vintage, which we have named: Le Domaine de la source à Marguerite. Also, we now produce a liqueur made only from red grapes, as smooth as a port! Our next vintages are also aging in oak barrels and will be available very soon.
Here are the main steps to planting a vineyard:
- Prepare the soil: plowing, harrowing
- Put down plastic mulching
- Plant the grape vines
- Put in poles, anchors, and wires
The first two years the grape vines must be destalked: remove
the new grape bunches, suppress the buds from the stem and
prune each vine in the spring and in the fall.
Le Domaine de la source à Marguerite is located at
3788 Chemin Royal, Ste-Famille, Ile d’Orléans,
fifteen minutes from Québec City. When you arrive on
the island, turn left at the traffic light.
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