Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wine Festival in Terrebonne this Weekend

Looking for something tasty to do this weekend? Consider a wine tasting trip to L'Ile des Moulins in Old Terrebonne, just north-east of Montreal.

Described as the second most important vinticultural event in the province, the Festival des vins de Terrebonne brings together wine producers from across Quebec and internationally for two days of wine and cheese tastings, as well as showcasing of other local foods. The programme also features wine tasting workshops for those of us looking to discover our palate, and musical events.

Admission is $3 per day, plus any tickets you purchase for tastings. There are also lots of little shops and restaurants in the old town and surrounding area.

Terrebone is about 30 minutes by car from Montreal: From either highway 13 or 15 take autoroute 440 east, which turns into the 25 north. Exit 22-E onto route 344 into Terrebone.

By bus, take the 19A from Montmorency metro station to the Terrebonne bus terminal (about 25 minutes). From there you can walk to Ile des Moulins (about 15 minutes) or take bus #8 (about 5 minutes).

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