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.

The Name 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, the cellar will be open to the public from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. for visits and tastings.

The Wine Events

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.
Discover the events to come.

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, as well as here and on our Facebook page.

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