THE DENAULT FAMILY
The history of our family business
Initially, we were general contractor in the field of major civil and accounting works in a multinational retail company. With our 3 children, running the business and the crazy time spent in our travels, our schedule was simply demented. One day we did what many people dream of to do, that is, to change your life. We then liquidated the business, quit our jobs and sold our house to embark head first on a new adventure, that of becoming winegrowers. From this moment, our passion has become our profession.
We practice organic farming
5,1 hectares of vines at Sainte-Pétronille
Grapes : Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Vandal-Cliche, Acadie, Vidal, Frontenac Blanc, Marquette, Ste-Croix, Frontenac Rouge
3,8 hectares of vines at Saint-Laurent
Grapes : Acadie, Riesling, Frontenac, Marquette, Petite Pearl
3,8 hectares of vines at St-Pierre
Grapes : Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
For several years now, we have wanted to acquire new land in order to plant new vines. After a long time of research, we finally found it! Located on the north side of the island, with a beautiful hillside plunging towards the river, it was the perfect land for us! We planted Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir there.
A father & son project
For three years now, our winemaker Louis and his son Charles have started a new joint project, that of distilling our grape marc! Our brand new eau-de-vie is made in the same way as Grappa in Italy. Full of freshness with aromas of currants, pear, white flowers and fresh herbs, it is best appreciated on its own, as a digestive. It can also be used as a base in your favorite summer cocktails.
WE MAKE CIDER
Another family project
Being located on an island where there are a lot of apples, in addition to being a sparkling cider lover and passionate about winemaking, all the ingredients were there to produce our own cider! In order to add a personalized touch, we macerate our various ciders with our grape marc, in particular Pinot Gris, Riesling and Marquette!