Vignoble Saint-Gabriel | Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Paul Jodoin is the co-owner and vintner of VIGNOBLE SAINT-GABRIEL, located in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in the Lanaudière region.
Paul has always lived on a farm. His father had a farm in Marieville in the Montérégie region, where they grew crops and ran a dairy. It’s no surprise, then, that he is most at home tending to the vines, while his partner, Johanne Lavallée, handles sales and administration.
VIGNOBLE SAINT-GABRIEL employs organic farming practices certified by Ecocert Canada. The team also includes an agronomist, who advises the couple on winegrowing, and an oenologist, who assists Paul with ongoing quality control.
« We expand the vineyard a little each year, but we don’t want our business to lose its human touch, » says Paul. « It’s important for us to be on site to talk about our products and answer questions. And it’s especially important that winemaking remain something that brings us joy. »