Vallier was 10 years old when his father, Charles-Aimé, taught him how to harvest maple sap and transform it into precious syrup. Later, in 1990, Vallier discovered blueberry and honey wines and was inspired. “Why not maple wines?” he thought. With his accounting diploma in hand and the family maple grove as his staging ground, he embarked on an adventure in maple syrup and wine production. In 1966, Domaine Acer obtained the very first permit issued to produce artisanal maple-based alcoholic beverages. The company works hard to develop superior quality acer wines and to expand and improve its expertise while at the same time promoting maple products and the maple industry.
The experience begins with a charming walk on the company's grounds. From the cellars where the wines are aged to the sugar shack, a guide will teach you about the company's production methods, the art of fermentation, and the complex flavours of maple. We will also explore the many virtues of maple products, as well as the many ways to use them in cooking and in cocktails. Let yourself be pleasantly surprised during the guided tasting of our maple sap wines, syrup and fine organic products, then settle in on our terrace with a cocktail in hand.
To take home a gourmet souvenir of your visit, be sure to visit the gift shop. Acer wines, sparkling wines and sweet maple sap wines; syrups and butters; jellies; candies; and chocolates are a must. You will also find various engraved glasses that allow the flavour of the wines to open up for an optimal tasting experience. You may also purchase several cocktail accessories, other maple-inspired products and various snacks to complement your aperitif or picnic.
145, route du Vieux Moulin, Auclair, QC G0L 1A0