Valley & Victoria Area Wine
Valley & Greater Victoria Vineyard Guide
covering the following vineyards:
Cowichan Valley Vineyards
Alderlea, Avril Creek, Blue Grouse,Cherry
Point, Damali, Deol, Davino
Echo Valley, Enrico, Garry Oak, Glenterra, Godfrey-Brownell, Marley
Farm, Merridale, Rocky Creek, Silverside,
Twenty-two Oakes, Venturi Schulze, Vigneti
South Island Vineyards
Church and State Wines, de Vine Vineyards,
Muse Winery, Sea Cider Vintage Cidery,
Starling Lane Winery, Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
Gulf Island Vineyards
Gary Oak Winery, Mistaken Identity Vineyards, Morning Bay Vineyard & Estate Winery,
Salt Spring Vineyards, Saturna Island Vineyards, Thetis
Wineries, Vineyards, Grapes, Cider
Avril Creek Vineyard, 6552 North Road, Duncan.
| 250.709.9986Join us on the slopes of Mount Prevost, overlooking spectacular
views of the Cowichan Valley, for a taste of award-winning wines
from our family-owned winery. Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy.
Vineyards, Duncan, British Columbia 1751 Stamps Road, Duncan BC
Nancy Dosman operate Alderlea Vineyards just north of Duncan in the
hills just above Quamichan Lake in the Cowichan Valley. Established
in 1992, winemaker Roger is dedicated to growing high quality grapes
and producing 100% estate grown wines. All products are made from the
vineyard's grapes, including superb white wines, red wines and ports.
Among their quality white wine varieties are Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir,
Pinot Auxerrois and Bacchus, and a dark full-bodied red Clarinet, made
from 100% Marechal Foch grapes. Alderlea Vineyard also produces a powerfully
aromatic white blend.
1 - 5 pm Thursday to Sunday.
Grouse Vineyards, 4365 Blue Grouse Road, Duncan, V9L 6M3,
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Blue Grouse Vineyards is a family-operated winery established in 1989.
It is situated on a 30-acre farm in the heart of the Cowichan Valley operated
by Dr. Hans Kiltz the proprietor and winemaker.
and his family experimented with 150 grape varieties to determine which
types would thrive in the particular microclimate of their property.
Blue Grouse now produces a dozen cool climate varieties including Ortega,
Siegerrebe, Bacchus, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Black
Muscat, a Blue Grouse exclusive. All wines are grown, produced and bottled
at Blue Grouse Vineyards and sold from their charming European-style Wine Shop. Visitors are invited to share a taste
of Vancouver Island's most remarkable wines.
is located 45 km north of Victoria or 7 km south of Duncan, just 1 km
west of the Highway.
through March - Wednesday through Saturday 11am until 5pm - April through
September - Wednesday through Sunday 11am until 5pm
Point Vineyards, Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Point vineyard's thirty-four acres lie on the rolling hills that rise
gently from the ocean. The
doors are always open at Cherry Point and the welcome is warm. The wine
shop is open daily from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Winery tours can be
arranged, please call for appointment.
Point Vineyards, 840 Cherry Point Road
Cobble Hill, V0R 1L0 Vancouver Island British Columbia
Damali Lavender Farm, Winery and B&B, 3500 Telegraph Road, 250.743.4100
Wander the gardens, lavender fields, and labyrinth. Browse the
gift shop for lavender products and wine vinegars. Sample our
wine or enjoy a glass with your picnic overlooking the farm.
April-October, 10 am-4 pm. Closed Wednesdays..
Davino Estate Winery, 1500 Freeman Rd, Cobble Hill, B.C. V0R 1L3,
Much of the 40-acre property at Busnardo Vineyard is planted to vinifera varietals that have been traditional to Divino Estate Winery for more than 40 years. The Cobble Hill vineyard site was established in 1996, but was built from years of experience in the Okanagan Valley. Divino was first established in the early 1980's in Oliver, B.C., built on vineyards that had been planted with vinifera since the late 1960's.
Deol Estate Winery, 6645 Somenos Road, Duncan. 250.746.3967
A family-owned and operated winery. Come enjoy our picnic area
and our high-quality wines made from 100% estate-grown grapes.
It’s not just our business, it’s our passion.
Echo Valley Vineyards is a wine growing estate, nestled in the evergreen
forests of the Cowichan Valley. Here, on the foot of the Koksilah Ridge
mountains, grape vines have been planted on sun catching slopes and
on the bottom plains of the valley. On this truly virgin land, the young
plants are raised organically and irrigated with clear mountain water
from our own wells. Soon we will be able to harvest our organically
grown grapes and produce a wine with the flavours of this unique location.
In the meantime we have bought grapes from other B.C. vineyards and
have made wine thereof in our own way.
Enrico Winery & Vineyards,
3280 Telegraph Road,
Mill Bay, B.C. V0R 2P3 , Phone:
Enrico Winery & Vineyards, home to award winning wines and friendly people! Join us in our Cantina for a wine tasting and stroll through our picturesque vineyards of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega, Cabernet Foch, and Cabernet Libra. Relax and sip wine in our picnic area by the trout pond. We would love to meet you and show you around. Our mission is to please you with premium quality wines.
Oaks Winery, 1880 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Garry Oaks Winery is located on a terraced ten-acre vineyard on the south
slopes overlooking the Burgoyne Valley on Salt Spring Island, British
Marcel Mercier and Elaine Kozak purchased a hundred-year old farm on
Salt Spring Island and began the long process of converting it from
sheep-grazing farm to a productive vineyard.
next three years, seven acres were planted and a winery built. A century-old
orchard of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees was restored enhancing
the beauty of the site. The magnificent Garry Oaks were preserved and
gives the name to the winery.
seeks to produce premium wines of character and complexity that are
an expression of this unique Gulf Island site, and its winemakers' talents.
Garry Oaks released its first wines and opened its tasting room to the
public in May, 2003.
on long-established traditions, Garry Oaks also explores new directions
in winemaking. For example, Garry Oaks grows grape varieties such as
Zweigelt and Leon Millot, which are new to British Columbia, and is
the first winery in the province to age wine in Garry oak (Oregon White
Oak) barrels. Garry Oaks wines are available through their farmgate
winestore or by special order.
Vineyard and Winery is located on Salt Spring Island two miles north
of the Fulford Harbour ferry landing and six miles south of Ganges.
Vineyards, Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Glenterra Vineyards is located in a large knoll in Cobble Hill with spectacular
views of the surrounding valley. Owners, John Kelly and Ruth Luxton have
a goal to create premium wines with concentrated flavours. This is accomplished
by careful attention to gentle pressing, minimal filtration and the use
of French and American oak barrels for both ageing and fermentation. John's
passion for the finely crafted wines is reflected in the quality and character
of Glenterra's wines. Since opening in May '99, the pinot gris and meritage
have won medals at the All Canada Wine Championships.Varieties available
are pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet franc, meritage and Glenterra's
unique blend - Vivace. Guests can take a self-guided vineyard tour. Glenterra
is easily accessible - situated about one minute east off the Trans Canada
Highway stoplight at Valley View Centre on Cobble Hill Road, just 10 km
south of Duncan.
Room/Wine Shop are open daily 11 am - 6 pm from March to the end of
October. Winter Hours: November 1 - March 1 are 12 - 5, or by chance.
Location: Glenterra Vineyards, 3897 Cobble Hill Road
PO Box 411, Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island British Columbia
Ciderworks, Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island
Merridale Ciderworks is a family-run business which has been making the
island's finest cider for over 10 years. They have the largest cider apple
orchard in BC dedicated to cider production. You can take the self-guided
tour through the cidery and learn some fun facts about cider making.
from 10:30am to 5:30pm
Tours: For those that just want to drop in, we offer self guided tours.
Grab a map in the store and then follow the numbered signs. Afterwards,
join us for a tasting and we will be happy to answer any questions you
Tours: Take a personal guided tours and have all your questions answered
along the way. For people arriving at merridale as a group, this option
ensures your reserved space at the ciderhouse and that extra special
Orchard Walk: An orchard walk that enchants and educates all at the
same time. Learn about the cider apples planted in Canadas largest
cider apple orchard, and understand the noble beginning of cider. Read
about Cowichan Valley history. Marvel at the local plant and flora,
indigenous rock and wildlife.
Location: Merridale Ciderworks, 1230 Merridale Road, RR 1
Cobble Hill, B.C.
Mistaken Identity Vineyards, 164 Norton Road, Salt Spring Island. 250.538.WINE (9463)
Located near Ganges Harbour, we feature quality wines made
from our hand-tended, certified organic vineyard. Crisp, flavourful
varietals and blends made with skill and passion.
Morning Bay Vineyard & Estate Winery, 6621 Harbour Hill, Pender Island. 250.629.8351
Visit Morning Bay’s dramatic terraced vineyard & post-and-beam
winery. Join us for a glass of wine. Six ferries daily from Victoria,
two from Tsawwassen. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
Muse Winery (formerly Chalet Winery) 11195 Chalet Road, N. Saanich, BC
Hidden in Deep Cove on Saanich Peninsula is Muse Winery (formerly Chalet Estate Winery); a small self sustaining, family winery owned by Peter & Jane Ellmann. This boutique winery has been producing fine limited edition wines since 2001. Fine Wine begins in the vineyard and the Ellmanns strictly adhere to organic practices using natural ingredients to fertilize the vines and control weeds. Extensive canopy management, hand cropping and picking ensures that only the finest fruit is used in the production of their Award Winning Wines and minimal to no sulphites are added to any of the wines. The newly opened Bistro Muse, offers elegant food pairings to go with the Muse Wines. The Bistro is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Whether you prefer a structured tasting, a glass of wine on the Vineyard Patio, a gourmet bite or just shopping, Muse Winery has something for everyone. Summer hours are 11am to 5 pm daily, closed Mondays. Please call ahead for winter hours or appointments- 250-656-2552, or visit the website www.musewinery.ca
Rocky Creek Winery, 1854 Myhrest Road, Cowichan Bay.
Great wines! Great people! Great experiences! Most award-winning
winery in Cowichan! 100% Island grown; meet the owners; taste our
salt/pepper chocolate; enjoy a glass on our outdoor patio. Open
Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, April to September 15..
Spring Vineyards, Salt Spring Island British Columbia
Vineyards Winery, is located high on Lee Hill overlooking the Fulford
Valley. Wines Currently Available: 2003 Merlot Bin, 2004 Pinot Noir
and 2004 Blanc de Noir.
Spring Vineyards, 151 Lee Road at the 1700 block Fulford Ganges Road,
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Island Vineyards, Saturna Island British Columbia
Situated on farmland between sandstone cliffs and ocean is a family
owned vineyard and winery on the south slope of a Saturna Island. The
vineyard enjoys a unique northern Mediterranean style climate and is warmed
by reflected sunlight from the sandstone cliffs. Saturna Island enjoys
an extended ripening period resulting in grapes that produce balanced,
elegant, and thoroughly enjoyable wines.
Island Vineyards is the only island vineyard and winery in Canada having
a resort and restaurant facilities. The
winery also contains a wine and gift shop that is open to the public
from May through November. Visitors are welcome to try our selection
of wines in our tasting room and purchase their favourites on site.
shop is open May through September, Thursday to Sunday form 11:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. and October through November, Saturday and Sunday 11:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturna Island Vineyards, Quarry Road, Saturna Island
Sea Cider Farmhouse and Cidery,
2487 Mt. St Michael Road, Victoria, B.C. V8M 1T7 Canada -
Open Wednesdays to Sundays (and holiday Mondays), 11 am to 7 pm, Ph: 250-544-4824,
Fax: 250-544-4870, E-mail: email@example.com
Our ciders are crafted right here on our westcoast family farm with its panoramic orchard and ocean views.
We grow certified organic heritage apples selected for their superior cider qualities. Robust to delicate, still or sparkling, each Sea Cider label promises a balance of sophisticated flavours and aromas.
Silverside Farm & Winery, 3810 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill. 250.743.9149 | 1.877.743.9149
Welcome to our unique winery, producing wines from raspberries,
blueberries, and blackberries. Tasting room, art gallery, and gift
shop. Tours welcome — please call ahead. Open June-September,
Tue-Sat 10-6. September-June, Sat only 11-4 or by appointment.
Starling Lane Winery, 5271 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria. 250.881.7422
Pure Vancouver Island wines from our local vineyards. Enjoy
the 19th-century ambience of our country setting — just 20
minutes from downtown Victoria.
22 Oaks Winery, 1-6380 Lakes Road, Duncan. 250.701.0385
22 Oaks Winery overlooks beautiful Quamichan Lake. Our picnic
area is the perfect setting to take in the views of the vineyard,
lake, and mountains as you enjoy wine with friends.
Island Vineyards, Thetis Island British Columbia
Thetis Island Vineyards were established in November 2000, on a sunny
and protected ten acre south facing hillside in the centre of Thetis Island.
Existing varieties include Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,
Pinot Gris, Agria, Merlot, Dornfelder, and Pinot Noir.
The owners also operate an oceanfront retreat that was formerly an
English gentleman´s country residence. Cedar beach guests from
around the world choose either to self cater and enjoy the peace and
isolation, or to let the VIP service take care of all their needs!
The resort offers eco-adventure tours, including 1-week or 2-week sea
kayaking expeditions in the Gulf Islands and on the West Coast of Vancouver
Island, a 2-week multi-activity expedition east-west across Vancouver
Island, and Rainforest and Mountain Expeditions.
Location:Thetis Island Vineyards, 90 Pilkey Point Road, Thetis Island
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery, 8750 West Coast Road, Sooke.
Enjoy varietal honeys and award-winning meads in the
ocean view tasting room of Western Canada’s first meadery.
Educational tours 10 am every Saturday from May until
October — please RSVP 24 hrs.
Vineyard, Cobble Hill British Columbia
winery and vinegary are located in rural Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.
All our wines are grown, produced and bottled at the vineyard to ensure
that they are a true reflection of our local terroir. Through meticulous
vineyard management, we are able to grow grapes of the highest possible
quality naturally, without using any pesticides and herbicides.
was established in 1988 with five acres on a gentle south slope using
grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Auxerrois,
Madeleine Sylvaner, Siegerrebe, Schönburger, Ortega and Kerner.
several viticulture research projects in progress and do not allow anyone
to enter the vineyards without us, as precautions must be taken to isolate
our site from possible sources of contamination.
not open for drop-in tours and tastings, but welcome guests by prearranged
Vineyards, 4235 Trans Canada Hwy, RR1, Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island
Zanatta Vineyard Duncan British Columbia
old-world charm atVigneti Zanatta that is hard to define. It's there
in the graceful lines of the vineyard and in the well worn terrazzo
patio. Most of all, it's a feeling in the air when enologist, Loretta
Zanatta speaks of the passionate enterprise of making wine!
Zanatta is owned and operated by the Zanatta family, who have been growing
grapes and making wine on their Glenora farm for close to four decades.
The 120 acre farm was originally the site of a dairy farm when the Zanattas
purchased it in 1958. Since then, 30 acres have been planted in vines,
including Ortega, Cayuga, Auxerrois, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Muscat,
Merlot, and Madeleine X Sylvaner. The remainder of the farm is in pasture,
hay fields, forest and old fruit orchards. The Zanatta farm is still
very much a working farm.
on the vineyard, our food and wine bar, allows us to explore the fascinating
art of pairing simple country cuisine to our own wines. Vinoteca was
Ileana Zanattas creation. She took the familys 1903 farm
house, restored it as closely as possible to its original character,
added her own unique style and created an eclectic place to dine or
sip your afternoon away. All the foods served at Vinoteca are created
based on the simplicity of country life, incorporating food that is
grown either on the farm or as local as possible. There is no greater
satisfaction than combining the flavours of our harvest in both wine
and food served in a peaceful country atmosphere.
of regular hours, an appointment is required for wine tasting or a tour
of the winery.
and Restaurant Hours: The
Wine shop is open March to December, Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5 pm.
Vineyard Location: Vigneti
Zanatta Winery and Vineyards
5039 Marshall Road, Duncan, Vancouver Island British Columbia
|South Island Vineyards
Church & State Wines | 1445 Benvenuto Avenue | Brentwood Bay, BC | V8M 1J5 | Tel: (250) 652-2671 | Fax: (250) 652-2672 | Contact Us
Located a short 20-minute drive from Downtown Victoria, on the fertile
Saanich Peninsula. The
winery features breathtaking views, daily wine tours, an authentic Mediterranean
Deli with a seasonally inspired tapas menu and the only Viticulture
Centre on Vancouver Island. Well-known
wine writer John Schreiner has even hailed it as "one of the five
best-designed wineries in British Columbia."
Estate Winery is Vancouver Island's newest winery, and also its largest,
producing a broad range and many styles of wine from Merlot to Pinot.
A prominent feature of the West Coast designed building is the 80-foot-long
tasting bar for sampling and retail wine sales, as well as the Mediterranean
deli with plenty of seating for groups from families to corporate outings.
The deli carries a vast tapas menu, and the culinary talents of chef
John Hall are delightful, plus the wine shop is a design wonder.
for the winery come from nearby Saanichton and the Cowichan Valley.
For the bigger reds, grapes are brought in from the South Okanagan.
and enjoy a tasting of our award winning wines and keep watching for
more things to come. Convenient public transportation to the winery
is offered by the #75 Victoria Transit bus beginning at Douglas and