Wine tasting (3)
Spirits tasting (2)
Whisky, Scotch, Grappa, Cognac and more
Are you a wine or spirits enthusiast looking for an activity to enjoy during your stay at Estérel Resort?
Every day, the wine cellar is open to our guests for tastings led by our sommeliers. You can savor a delicious platter of local cheeses and shareable Tapas while enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Dupuis. An excellent way to start or finish your evening!
Additionally, each week, an exceptional bottle from the Bistro à Champlain collection can be enjoyed by the ounce (subject to availability). We call it: The Cannon of The Week . Feel free to ask our sommeliers for it!
Access to our wine cellar is exclusive to our guests during their stay.BOOK YOUR TASTING
When making your reservation on our website, you can easily enhance your stay by adding the Wine Passport option. This can be done right after selecting your suite. If you prefer to book by phone, kindly request the agent to include the Wine Passport in your reservation. Be sure not to miss booking your wine tasting experience at our cellar, as our sommeliers are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you!
Cost: $40 (taxes and service charges not included).
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.
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.
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.