Bistro à Champlain Wine Cellar

 

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.

Every week, an amazing bottle!

The Cannon of the Week

Every Saturday, 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!

FOR THIS MONTH, OUR SOMMELIERS HAVE CHOSEN:

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2019
Bodega Numanthia, Thermanthia 2009
1 oz |

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2019
Checkmate, Attack 2013
1 oz |

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Bacio Divino, Meritage 1997
1 oz |

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9, 2019
Didier Dagueneau, Pur Sang 2000
1 oz |

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16, 2019
Jean Grivot, Vosne-Romanée 1er cru ¨Aux Brûlées¨ 1998
1 oz |

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Pinot Gris, Rangen de Thann Clos Saint-Urbain 1994
1 oz |

The Wine Collector

Champlain Charest

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.

Visit the Wine Cellar

Discover our Treasures

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.

During your incursion, you can taste 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

The Wine Events

Every first Friday of the month at 7:30 pm, you are invited to discover exceptional wines presented by the winemaker himself or by a renowned sommelier.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

LE DOMAINE FOUET
With the owner, Julien Fouet

Domaine FOUET continues the family tradition for 6 generations in the heart of the Loire Valley in France, the name SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY. Our guest, Julien Fouet, now runs a 15-hectare vineyard combining modern techniques and respect for tradition.

Join us on January 25 for an evening of wine discovery with the owner of Domaine Fouet, Julien Fouet.

Cost of the activity: $ 140 per person. Tasting of five Domaine FOUET products and a menu specially designed to accompany them. Ask about the possibility of reserving a suite for the occasion!

Register for the January 25th wine tasting

The sommeliers’ favorites

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.

For January 2019, they suggest: 

  • Domaine Philippe Tessier, Cour-Cheverny 2016 (blanc)
  • Mullineux, Swartland, Kloof Street 2015 (rouge)
  • Trabucchi d’Illasi, Valpolicella Superiore, Terra di San Colombano 2010 (rouge)
  • Spring Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Katherine Corkrum, Cabernet Franc 2013

 

Learn more about the sommeliers's favourites of January 2019!

A Select Club

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.

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