On June 17th, 2015, the Estérel Resort acquired a real Quebec treasure: Bistro à Champlain’s wine collection, which contains more than 5 000 bottles, and committed to be carrying on the legacy of this iconic winery. Today, the new wine cellar has more than 8 000 bottles, including close to 1 800 names.
From the Pétrus 1953, to the 6 liters of Romanée Saint-Vivant, to the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990, to the Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Haut-Brion, Estérel’s prestigious cellar has rare and hidden treasures waiting to be savored by true wine lovers.
With a diploma in radiology, Champlain Charest had no idea that when his friend André Légaré initiated him to wine in the 1960’s he would become the most famous wine collector in Quebec!
La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Conti, Petrus, Barolo, Yquem: these are just a few of the various bottles preserved in the modern wine cellar. His wine cellar was so exceptional that from 1988, it was granted every year the Grand Award from the famous Wine Spectator magazine, a first in Canada.
In addition to keeping this wine cellar in Quebec, Estérel’s team committed to following Champlain Charest’s steps by maintaining tight links with the producers over the years and keep developing one of the most impressive wine cellar in Canada.
Every Saturday at 4 pm, our sommeliers will open The Cannon of the Week, an exceptional bottle from Champlain Charest’s wine collection, which you will be able to taste by the ounce during the following week!
THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, OUR SOMMELIERS HAVE CHOSEN:
Bodega Contador, La viña de Andrés Romeo, 2001
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Domaine Geantet-Pansiot, Charmes-Chambertin, 1994
Every day, Estérel Resort opens the doors of its prestigious wine cellar to the general public between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm for a free visit of the place.
During your incursion, you can taste some of the Domaine Queylus wines at a cost of $ 17 per person *. Several wines are also available to taste and sommeliers are on hand to guide you in your choices.
* price before taxes and service
Every first Friday of the month, we invite you to come to the Bistro à Champlain to discover great wines in the company of wine experts.
Our next wine event will be held on April 6
From Rhône to Syrahs of the World
With Patrick Blondin, Sommelier réZin agency
Book your place now by email
Our wine cellar has several hidden treasures where our renowned sommeliers make great new finds every day. Every month, they will make you discover their favorites in the restaurants, as well as here and on our Facebook page.
- Umani Ronchi, Castelli di Jesi, Vecchie Vigne, 2014
- Jean Foillard, Morgon Les Charmes, Eponym, 2014
- Ontañon, Rioja Reserva, 2005
- Domaine Alain Burguet, Gevrey-Chambertin, En Reniard, 1996
Discover their favorites in March 2018
A select club where you can benefit from exclusive priviledges, from discounts on wine bottle purchases to invitations to our wine events.
Les amis du Bistro à Champlain get :
- 6 free Queylus wine tastings (Value of $102)
- 5 % off any wine à la carte
- 10 % off on digestives and dessert wines
- 20 % on our wine events, in addition being able to book your place before everyone else
- 50 % off cellar rentals, including a sommelier’s service to guide you in your bottle choices
- Gift box
99 $ for life
For more information : 1 888 378-3735 poste 6038 or CDenry@Esterel.com.