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DOMAINE DES SALAMANDRES, 196 Covey Hill Road, Hemmingford, QC Canada J0L 1H0
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OUR VISION, OUR ESTATE

Our estate is located on Covey Hill Road at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, the last refuge of the dusky mountain salamander in the world.

Our soil is mainly sandy and lies on bedrock. Our vines grow on a hill facing south, which gives them maximum sunshine and light.

The vines and orchards of the Domaine des Salamandres were certified organic from 2004 to 2010. Since 2011, the Domaine des Salamandres continues to cultivate its vines with respect for integrated farming.

We believe that each vine and each tree represents a link between man and the earth.

  • The earth provides “minerality,” the soul of future wines.
  • Variety brings aromatic complexity, the essence of future wines.
  • The placement of each vine determines the quantity and quality of basic elements including sugar, acidity, polyphenol, etc., which make up the harmony and structure of future wines.

Our grapes and pears are full of minerals, aromas and a variety of other elements that depend solely on the seasonal rhythms of their natural environment.


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Each year, our grapevines and pear trees undergo an ancestral massal selection in order to produce the estate’s future trees and vines using our own plants.

Soil and a microclimate that produce to their maximum potential depend not only on a specific geographical location or soil composition, but, first and foremost, man’s sensitivity and imagination in working with the earth.

In our vineyards, our agricultural practices are respectful of each natural process.

The estate’s products exist thanks to ancestral agricultural practices, a heritage left to us by the knowledge of our elders, the alchemy of nature, and most especially, Mother Earth who nourishes us.

Infusions and decoctions of plants that grow wild on the estate are prepared according to lunar and cosmic cycles to strengthen and fertilize each grapevine.

We only use copper and sulphur in years that are more difficult due to climate change. When this is necessary, we blend them with plants to reduce the amount needed, and always with respect to natural cycles.

We are located on the 47th parallel. In comparison, the Bordeaux region and the northern Rhone Valley in France are on the same meridian, which explains the quality of light and sunshine needed for plants and fruits to develop.

In April or May, nature awakens, plants peek out from the earth, and birds pick up their unfinished melodies from the end of the previous autumn.

Summers are very hot and often humid, so we don’t need to irrigate the land. Plants grow taller and begin to explore their environment.

Autumn determines the ripeness and over-ripeness of fruits. Plants stop growing and begin storing energy for their rebirth in the spring.

Winters are cold with abundant sunshine, a magical contrast between the snowy blanket that reflects light and the clear blue sky, transforming matter into energy and giving birth to exceptional taste.

No technique is as effective as Nature!

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