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Review of Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard

Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Sutton
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: DESCRIPTION: Located in the Sutton Mountains of southern Quebec, the Chapelle Ste Agnès vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony, a Montreal antique dealer and is family-owned. The vineyard is named after a stone chapel built several years earlier on the same site and consecrated to Saint Agnes, a thirteenth century Bohemian saint. The vineyard which also offers lodging year around, has almost 7000 vines and is focused on the production of icewine and other dessert wines and a limited amount of white table wine and rosé. Built on a steep hillside with massive stone walls supporting 18 terraces, the rows of vines follow the gentle curve of the hillside, creating a veritable amphitheatre. The cellars of the Chapelle Ste Agnès vineyard are a large medieval style underground complex, where temperature and humidity are almost constant year round. The cellars consist of four underground levels, and feature a number of stone barrel and cross vaults that were built by a master stone cutter from France and by vault masters from southern Moravia. In order to build these vaults, dozens of varying and specialized forms needed to be constructed. The end result is a medieval style cellar complex dedicated to the production and storage of our wines. The vineyard is located about 1 hour 20 minutes from Montreal, just a couple of miles north of the Vermont border. We are also located in the Eastern Townships which is a beautiful part of Québec and offers many interesting and tasty restaurants, B&B's, is home to many high-end craftsmen and artists, and provides a wonderful playground for sports enthusiasts. DISTANCE from: Montreal 111 Km 69 miles 1HR 20MIN Burlington 116 Km 72 miles 1HR 15MIN Boston 400 Km 249 miles 4HR New York 639 Km 397 miles 6HR 30MIN. ACCOMMODATIONS: New in 2015: you can also stay at the vineyard in one of our Rooms or Suites (min 2 days stay). Please refer to our website for more info. VISITS: Visits are possible year-round and they are always guided. IN SEASON: From JUNE 1st until the end of OCTOBER, every WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY at 1:30pm, we have our classic 2-hour "Open Tours". Anyone can attend and NO RESERVATION is required. Plan on a pleasant 2-hour visit to learn about the Romanesque stone chapel, vineyard, medieval cellars and to participate in the wine tasting. COST: Visits cost $20 (taxes included) per person , or $30 per person when including a wine tasting session of several vintages. NOTE: If you are a group of a minimum of 8 persons, you may like to make a reservation for a private visit according to your schedule. This tour must be booked ahead of time by email or by telephone. It also lasts 2 hours and the fees are $20 and $30 as above. Please call or email us to make arrangements. If one shows up on the estate, in season (June1 to end October), at any other time between 10am and 5pm without a reservation, you have an excellent chance of partaking in a shorter 30 minute "Mini Tour and Wine Tastings" at $10 (taxes included) for the visit only, or $20 per person when including a wine tasting session of several vintages. IMPORTANT: An exception to our capability to offer the "Mini Tour" would be some Saturday afternoons as the estate does host private events, particularly weddings. Should you have any further questions on planning an event or regarding accommodations at the vineyard, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our vineyard in the near future! Chapelle Ste Agnès Vineyard - John Antony
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Gatineau, Québec
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was a disappointment. As soon as we set foot on the site, we were advised that we could not walk on the grounds without taking the guided tour and, of course, paying. We should have turned around right then and there, but we had driven a long way to get there, so felt obliged. It was only at the end of the short, not terribly interesting, tour that we found out it cost $20 per person! There are a lot of other wineries in the region that have comparable views and do not ask you to pay for them. Some of the tastings in other wineries are even free and, if they are not free, they may cost as little as $3 a person. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Visited October 2013
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Montreal
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Stunning, authentic & great sips of Ice Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I stumbled upon this magnificent vineyard while travelling through Quebec's Eastern Townships (Cantons L'Est) just last week. If I had known about this jewel sooner, I would have already had made several visits.

I was fortunate to meet the owner, Mrs. Henrietta Antony - the visionary behind the stunning setting, the stone Romanesque style chapel filled with medieval antiques, the vineyard and its ice wines. I was also privy to the story of her exile from her home country and how she has attempted to recreate her memories at Ste Agnes.

If you ever have the chance to visit do so - the cost of the visit is well worth the experience of this remarkable setting & its history.

Visited August 2013
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Waterford, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great escape for an afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Enjoy their wine, conversation and beauty of the Chateau and grounds. You will remember your time there.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The Most Magnificent Vineyard in Canada!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

This vineyard is absolutely superb! We have visited vineyards all over North America - the Napa valley, Niagara peninsula, Okanagan Valley and the Finger Lakes region, but nothing even comes close to this vineyard in Canada.

The site is simply stunning, the chapel is magnificent and is straight out of a story book and the cellars built 45 feet deep in bedrock are unique!

The vineyard is built like an amphitheater on a hill side. There are lakes and a chateau, and there is so much else to see. The tour is worth every penny and will leave you with fond memories for the rest of your life. Awesome vineyard!

Visited October 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very unique place ... but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

The place is really unique, with a chapel containing rare historical pieces, an impressive domain to visit. But we were a bit surprised to hear the cost of the visit, which we had forgotten to ask: just as we were about to leave, we were told that we had to pay 25 $ per person for a 90 minute visit ...

Visited October 2012
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