Visit the wine cellar

Every day from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Visit the wine cellar

You are wine and spirits lover and you are looking for an activity to do during your stay at Estérel Resort?

Every day, the Bistro à Champlain’s wine cellar is open to our guests between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for wine or whiskey tastings, accompanied by our sommeliers. Also, the Canon of the Week, an exceptional bottle from the Champlain Charest wine collection, can be tasted by the ounce, depending on availability. The wine cellar also offers you a delicious plate of local cheeses and other appetizers to share, while admiring the breathtaking view of Lake Dupuis. A great way to start or end your evening!


WINE PASSPORT (Add this option at your package) - $40

Visit of the wine cellar with a sommelier and wine or whisky tasting *(must be added to your package when you make your reservation).

Canadian wine tasting (3)

Whisky tasting (2)

Canon of the week (1)
*Price may vary depending on the wine

TASTING SERIES (Offer at the Wine cellar only)

Le Terroir (2)
Discovery of Canadian wines


The Signature Series (2)
Our sommeliers' favourites of the moment


The Canon of the Week (1)
Exceptional bottle from the Champlain Charest wine collection, price may vary depending on the wine


To share

Appetizers and small bites

Cheese (100 g)
Selection of Quebec cheeses


La plancha
Cheese and artisanal charcuterie board with Pata Negra


Rivesaltes 1953 & Cheese
Vin Doux Naturel from Domaine De Caze & cheese from Quebec


Pata Negra 25g
Free-range Iberian pork, cut on the moment


Foie Gras Terrine & Yquem
Sauternes Château d’Yquem, classified as a first Cru superior & House made Terrine of Foie Gras


Oysters 6
Fridays and Saturdays, depending on availability


Oyster & wine pairing
6 oysters and a glass of wine of our sommelier's selection


Smoked salmon & wine
Paired with a glass of wine of our sommelier's choice

Meet our team

Passionate sommeliers!

During your foray into the wine cellar, you will certainly have the chance to interact with one of the members of our seasoned sommelier team! Do not hesitate to ask them any questions, they will be happy to pass on their knowledge to you on the thousand treasures that our wine cellar conceals. This is where we present them to you.

Sommelier Manager

François Raby

Sommellerie took place very early in my life. It all started 45 years ago at Clos Vougeot, in Burgundy. After obtaining my diploma in hotel management at the ITHQ in 1984, catering quickly became the nerve center of my career. From then until today, I have worked in the best institutions. In 2003 and 2004, I won the Professional Gérard Delage Cup, with participation in the competition for the best Sommelier in Quebec.

By working with the best in the business, I also learned to build my character in a discipline of rigor. Via Le Nôtre, Center Sheraton, Hôtel Vogue (Philippe Mollé), La Queue de Cheval, L’Eau à la Bouche (Anne Desjardins) La Forge and now Estérel Resort and Bistro à Champlain…. In short, I am passionate about sharing stories, discoveries and dreams. I can consider myself an expert with a broad vision, offering unforgettable service, with a solid knowledge of products and customers and adaptable to any style of business.

At Estérel Resort, we are the 4 musketeers of sommellerie, with more than 140 years of experience put together, which makes us a unique and experienced team. Each one controls his passage so that the whole becomes self-sufficient. We are constantly evolving and looking for the best for our customers.

Sommelier Manager

Sean Bassett

Having been interested in wines for several years, I decided to enroll at the École Hôtelière des Laurentides where I became a real enthusiast. Having been lucky enough to have Jacques Orhon as my teacher, I chose to follow the wine trail. It was with great happiness that it all started at Bistro à Champlain (in Sainte-Marguerite-du-lac-Masson), a dream location for sommeliers and wine lovers around the world. Not only is one of the largest wine cellars in North America, with an inventory of 40,000 bottles and over 4,000 products, I have also had the chance to work with several great chefs. The harmony of wine and fine cuisine made me travel … a journey that lasted almost two decades.

The greatest pleasure for me is when my advice makes the taste buds of a customer smile. Counseling is a job that I embrace every day. To once again have the chance to work with part of the Champlain cellar, which has now established its homes at Esterel Resort, is a privilege I am grateful for. It showcases several gifs offered by all the great wine makers of the world. If each bottle has its story, wine for me is my story.

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