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“COmpletely unexpected”

Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Sutton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: DESCRIPTION: Located in the Sutton Mountains of southern Quebec, the Chapelle Ste Agnes vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony, a Montreal antique dealer and is family-owned. Today, you can enjoy a Guided Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, purchase wine, stay at one of the Rooms or Suites, or plan an Event on the estate. The vineyard is named after a stone chapel built several years earlier on the same site and consecrated to Saint Agnes, a thirteenth century Bohemian saint. The vineyard which also offers lodging year around, has almost 7000 vines and is focused on the production of icewine and other dessert wines and a limited amount of white table wine and rose. Built on a steep hillside with massive stone walls supporting 18 terraces, the rows of vines follow the gentle curve of the hillside, creating a veritable amphitheatre. The cellars of the Chapelle Ste Agnes vineyard are a large medieval style underground complex, where temperature and humidity are almost constant year round. The cellars consist of four underground levels, and feature a number of stone barrel and cross vaults that were built by a master stone cutter from France and by vault masters from southern Moravia. In order to build these vaults, dozens of varying and specialized forms needed to be constructed. The end result is a medieval style cellar complex dedicated to the production and storage of our wines. The vineyard is located about 1 hour 20 minutes from Montreal, just a couple of miles north of the Vermont border. We are also located in the Eastern Townships which is a beautiful part of Quebec and offers many interesting and tasty restaurants, B&B's, is home to many high-end craftsmen and artists, and provides a wonderful playground for sports enthusiasts. DISTANCE from: Montreal 111 Km 69 miles 1HR 20MIN Burlington 116 Km 72 miles 1HR 15MIN Boston 400 Km 249 miles 4HR New York 639 Km 397 miles 6HR 30MIN. ACCOMMODATIONS: New in 2015: you can also stay at the vineyard in one of our Rooms or Suites (min 2 days stay). Please refer to our website for more info. VISITS: Visits are possible year-round and they are always guided. IN SEASON: From JUNE 1st until the end of OCTOBER, every WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY at 1:30pm, we have our classic 2-hour "Open Tours". Anyone can attend and NO RESERVATION is required. Plan on a pleasant 2-hour visit to learn about the Romanesque stone chapel, vineyard, medieval cellars and to participate in the wine tasting. COST: Visits cost $20 (taxes included) per person , or $30 per person when including a wine tasting session of several vintages. NOTE: If you are a group of a minimum of 8 persons, you may like to make a reservation for a private visit according to your schedule. This tour must be booked ahead of time by email or by telephone. It also lasts 2 hours and the fees are $20 and $30 as above. Please call or email us to make arrangements. If one shows up on the estate, in season (June1 to end October), at any other time between 10am and 5pm without a reservation, you have an excellent chance of partaking in a shorter 30 minute "Mini Tour and Wine Tastings" at $10 (taxes included) for the visit only, or $20 per person when including a wine tasting session of several vintages. IMPORTANT: An exception to our capability to offer the "Mini Tour" would be some Saturday afternoons as the estate does host private events, particularly weddings. Should you have any further questions on planning an event or regarding accommodations at the vineyard, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our vineyard in the near future! Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard - John Antony
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Montreal, Canada
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“COmpletely unexpected”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

There are lots of vineyards in this part of the Eastern Townships but this one is truly unique. You have the impression of being in Europe because all the buildings have been built of stone in a very traditional way, the cellars have been carved out of sheer rock and the chapel looks like it could be hundreds of years old. The tour takes about 90 minutes ($15) if you include the tasting (optional for an extra $10) and includes a look at all the buildings as well as the beautiful site and the cellars and vineyard itself. Note that you cannot just turn up - if you are a group of 6 you can pre-book otherwise you have to join an open tour run on Sundays and Wednesdays at 1.30pm. On the day we went there were a lot of people and the tour was run in both English and French which was a little tedious at times but still worth it. Their speciality is a sweet wine worth bearing in mind as regards the tasting.

Visited July 2011
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sutton, quebec
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“A little piece of Europe in Sutton ValleyMississquoi”
Reviewed October 1, 2011

The location is on the Scenic Highway (views that take your breath away). I am a resident here of over 33 years and saw the building stages of Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard span over 6 years. Pay attention to the detail of the tiered landscape/chapelle/caverns Every bit worth a visit. Tours $25.00 include tastings of their delicious wines and don't forget your camera. Perhaps call ahead, they often have private functions i.e. weddings. Wonderful website:
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Visited June 2011
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St-Hubert, Quebec
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“Just like a museum !”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Let's start with the things we didn't like:
- Price is a bit high compared to other wine tasting experiences in this area.
- We did not learn as much about wine production as we did at "L'Orpailleur" and "Le Cep d'Argent".

Now the fun things:
This is an incredible domain! The owners are millionaires and they re-created a real museum out of this vineyard. The lady is an antiquarian in the West part of Montreal and the family is investing everything they got in this vineyard. Chapelle built by a French architect and Master Mason from 11th generation! The Chapelle contains stuff such as original main doors from Louis IV reign and German stained glass from 17th century.
They also built a castle, with 3 levels of caves for wine storage...42 feet deep into solid rock. Wine tasting is done at first level of cave in the castle, on a 17th century massive wood table....
Awesome visit. It's worth it just for the tour of the domain. About the wine stuff, it is okay.

Visited September 2011
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“Perfect Wedding Destination”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We attended a wedding at Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard. The chapel is very small...maybe 80 people tops..but nicely done. The site is beautiful and perfect for a small wedding.

The wedding we attended had 75 people in attendance. It was perfect for the occasion. While the photos were being taken we visited the wine cellars and learned about Ice Wines. I am not a fan of desert wines, but really enjoyed the tour.

The estate used for the reception was very nice too. It was a perfect venue and the owners very friendly.

The photos are beautiful...what a setting. If I lived closer and was getting married, I wold consider Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard.

I am not sure about the standard Vineyard tour...ours was special due to the wedding.

Visited May 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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“Well worth the day-trip!”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Charming family have a breath-taking property in the country-side near the Vermont/ Québec border. Guided Tours and Wine Tastings in an old European-Style cellars. (cost: $25.00 )
Wonderful place for a Wedding! (the reception hall for 150 people, the chapel a bit smaller)
Open to the public from June to October, Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Also open year round by reservation only for groups of 8 persons or more.
My girlfriends and I had a lovely afternoon... Highly recommend.

Visited July 2011
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