Vignoble Miltonia was founded in 2008 by two passionate winemakers, Yves Beaudin and Isabelle Degongre. With a prime geological location and soil particularly well suited for vine growth, fallow agricultural land was purchased in 2007. Located on a slight slope, on the western side of a hill, the sun’s rays shine on the vine rows (oriented north-south) throughout the day. The land’s sandy loam soil is very rocky, hereby allowing the red shale rocks to absorb heat and transfer it to the vine crops at the end of the day. Following the preparation of the soil for planting, the first Vidal and Seyval grapevines were planted in spring 2008.
Today, the vineyard counts a total of 5000 crops. White grape varieties such as Vidal, Seyval and Frontenac gris, as well as red varieties such as Frontenac noir, Marquette and St-Croix are grown. All operations are conducted by the owners, as well as their family and friends who have lent their strong hands in the establishment of the vineyard and winery. We have surrounded ourselves with seasoned professionals, pioneers of the Quebec winemaking business, to be able to produce fine wines, made entirely from grapes grown from our land.
The vineyard will maintain a close link to the people and want to raise awareness about the consumption of local products.
The name of Miltonia Vineyard was selected based on the town of Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton. Milton is the word changed to Miltonia.
The Miltonia is an orchid genus (Orchidaceae). This beautiful orchid flower refers to the floral aroma in wine tasting and refers to the floral theme in the design of the wine labels.
In 2008 and 2009, Vidal grape variety and Seyval grape variety were planted for the production of sweet wine and white wine. Planting was done with precise mesurements to ensure an accurate distance between plants and rows as tractors and equipments must pass between the narrow rows without damaging the plants. ...
We're so close to my home, it's like having a storeroom in the basement! Martin Vaudry
My wife loves her white wine As for me I prefer the red. Ice wine and late harvest are excellent Raynald Cyr
Chronos is worthy of a great wine! Denis Degonre
The Miltonia vineyard is located in the beautiful region of Montérégie Est, 100 meters above sea level on the western slope of a hill in the town of Sainte-Cécile-de Milton, with a view of Mont Yamaska. It’s specialty is the production of sweet wines : Ice Wine and Late Harvest Wine.
Just 1 hour from Montreal, (50 minutes from Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel ), 10 minutes from Granby and 20 minutes from St-Hyacinthe, the Miltonia Vineyard is a must in the touristic region of Eastern Townships! The Beaudin-Degongre family will make you discover the wines of Quebec!