Agristourism is, basically, an activity occurring at a farm which draws in tourists be that a restaurant, museum, or tasting or shop. With me so far, Dear Readers? Good. Mostly, agritourism means ‘let’s eat, drink, be happy, enjoy views and help out local farmers. It helps a traveler to have an experience outside the norm yet still be cottled. Such is the case when visiting the stunning Île d’Orléans in Québec. The views, the farms, the food and drink will keep you happy for hours and the experience will enhance your perspective of the area.
At Cassis Monna & Fille, you can learn about the history, growing and the bottling process of black currant anything and then enjoy the numerous wines and products made and sold at the farm. Mia and I tasted everything from winds in the course to mustard and honey. Then I recommend eating a nice lunch on the terrace and savoring ice cream while enjoying the views from under a shaded patio.
Stop along the way to the next farm to take pictures of wildflowers and maple trees. Take in the sweeping views at a park and at the tip of the island. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the luxury of the homes, landscape, agriculture and people.
Before returning to your hotel, make sure to shop at a grocery store for local foods and treats. Just read the ingredients list before you buy! (We passed on this package of horse meat.)
Avid home cook and passionate instructor