Enjoy a slow afternoon at a vineyard
Île d’Orléans boasts several wineries, all serving up grape varieties that hold up to Quebec’s notoriously cold climate. Jacques Cartier himself referred to the island as the “Isle of Bacchus” in 1535 because of its abundance of wild vines. In this spirit, Isle de Bacchus Vineyard offers a personalized wine-tasting experience enhanced by scenic views of the St Lawrence River and the surrounding landscape. Operating since 1982 and comprising 27 acres (11ha) of vines, it offers the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.