Welcome

Named after our old family house in Granite County, Quebec, St. Leon is our endeavour to support the maple sugaring traditions of our ancestors and our rebellion against the commoditization of the maple syrup industry.  Unlike most commercially available maple syrup, ours is never blended and is harvested and boiled entirely from the pristine Quebec Appalachian forest.  St. Leon is our salute to our family and our countrymen, the stewards of the mountains and the chamberlains of the woods.

Us

We are Amélie Guay and James Graham-Simpkins.  We are partners in life, love and the pursuit of pure maple everything.  When we first met, we dreamt of inhabiting the European countryside and making wine.  However, on a snowy night in the mountains, after a little bit of reflection and a lot of wine, we decided to stay true to our cultural roots and turn our oenophilic sensibilities towards the purveyance of one of Quebec’s most prized provisions: maple syrup.

Our Story

Inspired by the Burgundian winemaking tradition of climate selection, we sought out the best maple syrup producers the province had to offer.  In 2013, we travelled to a tiny border town in an outlying pocket of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.  It was here that we came together with Amélie’s distant cousins and veteran sugar-makers.  Their support, guidance and generous supply of cold beer allowed us to bring St. Leon to life.

Health

Unlike any other worldly sweetener, pure maple syrup is completely natural, has no additives or preservatives, is rich in minerals and has an antioxidant value that rivals raw broccoli and bananas.  What’s more is that it can make other healthy foods taste great.   Maple syrup completes the Greek yogourt and berry trifecta and can transform kale juice from a chore to a treat.  However, the best part remains that you can say that you ate something good for you after devouring a tall stack of pancakes with bacon and ham.

Organics

Responsible production methods are crucial to preserving the well-being of a maple stand as well as the final quality of maple products.  In order to maintain a balanced natural ecosystem and to offer the purest maple syrup possible, we only work with a supply where forestry techniques adhere stringently to organic standards.  No fertilizers, germicides or pesticides are used and no animal products, soy, peanut, sesame or nut oils are employed. Pure maple syrup is one of the healthiest unadulterated sources of sugar and one of the most natural foods on earth.  We intend on keeping it that way.

CUVÉE DES APPALACHES

Cuvée des Appalaches is hommage to the range whose slopes are home to the trees that lovingly provide us with sap year after year. A true embodiment of the Quebec mountain climate, this cuvée is robust, wildly aromatic and boldly colored. It is best suited to the richer things in life such as smoked ham, fried chicken and in or on any confection from the pastry kitchen. As well, it works wonderfully as an alternative beverage sweetener, from your morning latte to your five o'clock old fashioned. 100% Pure Quebec organic maple syrup. Available in 200 ml, 375 ml and 750 ml formats.

Stockists

Support our loyal vendors and check them out.

Boucherie Lawrence

boucherielawrence.com

5237 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Myriade Café & Thé

cafemyriade.com

Club Monaco, 1000 Ste. Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Pure Horticulture

Marché Atwater, 138 Atwater, Montreal, QC

Bleu et Persillé

1475 Avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC

Myriade Espresso Bar

cafemyriade.com

4627 St-Denis, Montreal, QC

Crew Collective & Café

crewcollectivecafe.com

360 St-Jacques, Montreal, QC

Off the Hook

offthehook.ca

421 St-Vincent, Montreal, QC

Le Petit Dep

179 St. Paul W, Montreal, QC

Hof Kelsten

hofkelsten.com

4524 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Maison Mercantile

4747 De La Roche, Montreal, QC

William-Sonoma

william-sonoma.ca

Laval, Brossard, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

Fabrique Arhoma

arhoma.ca

1700 Ontario Est, Montréal, QC

Marché Sous Chef

370 Victoria Ave., Westmount, QC

BIOBAB Mini Marché

Biobab.ca

1589 Avenue Van Horn, Montréal, QC

Archer Hard Goods

archerhardgoods.com

642 de Courcelle Suite 101, Montreal, QC

Le Bièrologue

lebierologue.com

4301 Ontario Est, Montréal, QC

Norman Hardie Winery

normanhardie.com

1152 Greer, Wellington, ON

Scheffler's Deli

schefflersdeli.com

93 Front St E, Toronto, ON

Lady York Foods

ladyyorkfoods.com

2939 Dufferin St, North York, ON

The Olive Pit

877 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Olliffe

Olliffe.ca

1097 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

Olliffe

Olliffe.ca

1378 Queen St E, Toronto, ON

Canoe on Locke

canoeonlocke.com

233 Locked Street South, Hamilton, ON

Mattachioni

mattachioni.com

1617 Dupont, Toronto, ON

Meta4 Foods

903B 48th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

Our Daily Brett

ourdailybrett.com

2509 14 St. SW, Calgary, AB

Peasant Cheese Shop

peasantcheese.com

1249 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

The Beltliner

thebeltliner.com

239 12 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

 The new Boss of the family has entered the building. Notre petite Willow Rose Simpkins, aka Mini Bombolone. ❤ #hellowillow #teambombolone  Chaque janvier, mon beau James et moi prenons le temps de jeter un regard en arrière et de compter nos blessings. En rétrospective, 2017 fut mémorable. Famille, amis, clients et partenaires d'affaires de St.Leon, nos familles de la restauration, merci. Vous avez tous contribué à nous soulever, nous combler et nous inspirer de nouveaux challenges. C'est toutefois là là que la vraie game commence. Nous nous apprêtons à entreprendre notre défi le plus beau, le plus grand et définitivement le plus fou. Sweet bébé fille "encore pas de nom" se joindra à nous d'un jour à l'autre et on a trop hâte de se faire gérer par un humain de la taille d'une bouteille de sirop. Ou de vin, c'est selon. ❤ #hellomini #nominivanthough #stleon  En attendant la saison de sirop. In between Maple syrup seasons. #heirloom #saucefordays #potagermontrouge  Traditional Micmac wild Atlantic salmon by our bud Quentin Condo: hot rocks, cedar planks, maple syrup. Préparation traditionnelle Micmac du saumon Atlantique sauvage par notre ami Quentin Condo. Pierres brûlantes, cèdre et sirop d'érable! #quebec #siropderable #maplesyrup #atlanticsalmon  Friends who fall asleep on the floor together, stay together. #tbt #goldendoodle #truelove #monsieurleblond  Mood #festif #vacationplease  St. Leon HQ. #givingmanythanks #famille  Cabane life chez ma tante Yolande et mon oncle Claude. #Estrie #Quebec #siropderable #maplesyrup  @joebeefmtl Annual Easter Classic Maple Smoked Ham / Jambon de Pâques fumé à l'érable by @parmesaneater Reserve yours / réservez jambonjoebeef@gmail.com . Pick it up @vinpapillon then douse it in St. Leon maple syrup. Crédit photo: @virginiegosselin #maplesyrup #quebec #jambon #easter #paques #siropderable  @oliaubin with the #MMA #maplesyrup #handoff . Huge love for representing #Quebec , #Canada today ! #lightsout  Special collab with @joebeefmtl @joebeef and @mookievisual for #Quebec 's #MMA shining star @oliaubin . Catch the bout today on @foxtv . Kill 'em dead! #maplesyrup  #quebec #countrylife #fallfashion @franckemond  Our #commute to #work . Hugely #thankful for all the people who help us live this dream.  Ma famille ♡ #bestbuds #goldendoodle  #countryliving  Our favourite #bar . Much love to @prohibitionpig for the best times and @cheflocovt for the best bar food (and @henofthewood for the unicorn rides). #Vermont is the best... But Quebec is better at #maplesyrup .  St. Leon en dégustation à la boutique @arhoma_mtl aujourd'hui. #maplesyrup for days!  There is much more to #Quebec than #maplesyrup

Touch Base

Amélie Guay & James Graham-Simpkins

Whether you would like to get your hands on some of our maple syrup or simply want to share your feedback, we would love to hear from you.

contact@stleon.ca