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About us

Our story

Driven by a persistent and somewhat crazy idea to plant a vineyard, we answered the call of the wild and left Montreal to settle here, in Orford, in June 2021. Our adventure was just beginning, but we already knew that we wanted to share our little slice of heaven with others. Since pods grow faster than vines, we decided to plant a few so you enjoy the peace and quiet of our region in complete privacy.

In collaboration with our good friend and neighbor, Gabriel, we decided to launch our beautiful glamping site in January 2023.

We hope that our little corner of paradise—nestled between meadows and a hundred-year-old forest, surrounded by coyotes, blue jays, and barred owls—will resonate with you as much as it does with us.

Lavinia & Donat

Donat and Lavinia are the owners of mi-clos a glamping site in the Eastern Townships in Quebec (Orford). They are standing next to one of their pods in summer 2023.

Our team

Donat Béland: co-founder and managing director. The engine of the half-closed project. Winemaker, carpenter, farmer, host, this former restaurateur wears many hats at semi-clos. Depending on the season, he will make you discover his natural wines, his cider or even his maple syrup.

Lavinia Botez: co-founder. Strategist and responsible for the online presence of mi-clos. The discreet soul of the estate, you will no doubt come across her picking herbs in the garden, cross-country skiing or jogging with Jackie, the goldendoodle and mid-closed mascot.

Gabriel Gagnon: co-founder. An experienced entrepreneur and talented composer, Gabriel supports Donat and Lavinia in all aspects of the business. Nature lovers, you will no doubt come across him in the forest recording bird songs for his next album.

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