This family-owned business was founded in 1981 at the foot of Mont Saint-Grégoire, about 45 minutes from Montreal. What’s on offer? Pick your own apples, take wagon rides, visit a mini-farm with peacocks, llamas and emus, follow a walking trail to the heart of the orchard, have a picnic and enjoy cider tasting and hiking trails! Traditional meals are also cooked on-site. Gourmet preserves, gift baskets, maple syrup and cider products (rosé, sparkling, bubbly and ice cider) are offered at the store, while traditional Breton crepes and picnics are served daily at the creperie from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
In addition to picking (and tasting!) apples, you’ll also be able to sample homemade cider or enjoy a delicious traditional crêpe bretonne. You’ll find nearly 30,000 apple trees and 15 varieties of apples in these orchards, including Honeycrisp, Belmac, Empire and Red Delicious. Les vergers et la cidrerie Denis Charbonneau (Denis Charbonneau Orchards and Cidery) are located on the Rang de la Montagne, in Mont-St-Grégoire.