Benoît Pilon and Nancy Raymond
Winegrowers and owners of the Le Bourg des Cèdres vineyard
Located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region in Montérégie
Bordered by the St. Lawrence River and the Soulanges Canal, Le Bourg des Cèdres Vineyard charms with the historic character of its facilities. Built in 1774, the magnificent house of the vineyard is the oldest in the municipality of Les Cèdres. Just like the strong and unique beauty of the place, the owners, Benoît Pilon, Nancy Raymond, have an atypical path and a philosophy of their own that draws attention and impresses.
IT + anthropology = a unique vineyard
Benoit Pilon plays a full-time role at the vineyard but his background is in computer science. Rigorous and patient, his analytical skills help him every day with all the tasks related to winemaking, bottling, sales, distribution, agro-tourism and accounting.
Thanks to Nancy Raymond, history also plays a fundamental role at the vineyard. Holder of 2 master’s degree, in anthropology and in museology, this true enthusiast loves uncovering the historical and heritage landmarks of the region and highlighting it through the vineyard’s products. You will most often find her at the store, where she enjoys sharing knowledge, stories and history anecdotes with you.
The couple of winegrowers, Benoit and Nancy, are also associated with Danielle Samson, a longtime friend of the couple for the management of their vineyard.
Eco-friendly and local
At Le Bourg des Cèdres vineyard, community is of the upmost importance. The development of local purchases and regional tourism is at the heart of the owners’ values. Respect for the environment is also their priority and it is reflected daily in a series of small and tangible actions (use of plastic mulch, manual weeding, recycled glass bottles, recyclable aluminum capsules, use of washable dishes and paper bags, composting, etc.).
Taste Bourg des Cèdres wines!
Do you want to taste the historical and community passion that makes the charm of the Le Bourg des Cèdres vineyard? Don’t wait any longer and get their products! You will find many retailers offering their products on the website: lebourgdescedres.com. Do not hesitate to order directly from the vineyard, delivery is free in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Île-Perrot and Valleyfield areas.
Good to know!
Bourg des Cèdres was the largest village in the region during the New France era. It takes its name from two cedars that were planted at the bottom of the rapids. The travelers met “at the Cedars”, a gathering place before a long portage to bypass the fast waters and use a safer path.