Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise

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Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise is a beautifully landscaped winery that is as much a celebration of art as it is of wine. We sampled some tasty whites and a peppery red that I also liked, and purchased a bottle of the Seyval Carte D'Or (on the far right in the photo above).

The grounds are lovely. There's art for sale on the walls of the building where you do tastings and buy wine. There's also a small, modern freestanding kitchen (for a very lucky chef!) next to a pond with beautiful plants and sculptures in the water.

We took a long walk about the grounds and made a nice discovery. Scattered about the vineyard every few feet are different sculptures by various Quebec-based artists. Called Nature et Creation, it's the province's largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and the winery hosts it every year.

Here are some photos of my favourite sculptures. Quirky and interesting and so very French!

A cute family

Half a violin that is very eighties meets Art Deco

Adorable metal tree sculptures that reminded me of dainty bonsai trees

The lovely front door with a sign commemorating the winery's 30th anniversary

Wandering the grounds to meet the next great sculpture

Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise

879, rue Bruce, (Road 202)
Dunham (QC) J0E 1M0

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Tel: 450-295-2020


One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

I am missing your writing. Hoping all is well. Thanks for sharing the Quebec trips and secret places with your readers.

Raman said...

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