In 1999, Denis Perrault, a local dairy farmer started a grape growing operation on the family farm in Navan, Ontario. He originally planted 1 acre consisting of 1,000 vines of approximately 10 varieties of hybrids in consultation with a vine expert from the University of Guelph.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Ottawa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Domaine Perrault Vineyard and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
In the spring of 2005, an additional 5 acres (5,000 vines) were planted which will provide the Domaine Perrault with a production capacity of more than 11,000 bottles.
From that day, the dream of a vineyard in the city of Ottawa was realized!
Domaine Perrault was incorporated in 2005 and is owned and operated by Denis, his wife Lyse and their two daughters Anne and Dominique.
In early 2006, Domaine Perrault applied for its license as a manufacturer and winemaker along with a license to operate a wine retail store on the premises of the Navan vineyard. The principal winemaker, Marcel Sarrazin, took his retirement in September of 2008 and has since been replaced by Bernard Martineau, an Ottawa-renowned oenologist with 40 years of experience.
In 2007, Sylvie Goulet joined our team. She was in charge of the wine store and our representative for hotels and restaurants in Ottawa. Sylvie moved with her family to British-Columbia in June 2010. We were lucky to hire Julie Ricard to replace her. Julie is a graduate of the Algonquin College sommelier course and her responsibilities are the wine store, attending wine shows and serving wine at different functions around Ottawa and is our liaison with hotels and restaurants.
Domaine Perrault Vineyard Reviews
I booked a wine tasting for myself and a friend, and we had the most wonderful time. Our tasting guide (Suzanne) offered tons of information about wines, wine making, and wine-food pairing. We booked.... more »
I recently attended a cocktail workshop put on at the winery by Graham Fish. First of all, if you haven't been to Domaine Perrault, the setting is beautiful, the staff and owners are very welcoming... more »
We held our daughters wedding at this vineyard on sept 14/2019.The owner Denis was fabulous and the wedding coordinator Isabel was just the greatest.We felt like part of the the vineyard family, we were treated with nothing but respect.So if you are hosting a wedding an anniversary or just want a glass of wine I highly recommend that you go to Domaine Perrault vineyard it will be worth it. Darren Kendell
The best vineyard I’ve ever visited in Ontario/Québec region ! Here You feel as a guest, not as a tourist !
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