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Saanich Peninsula

Muse Winery
Owned by Jane & Peter Ellmann since 2008, the winery’s name pays  homage to Jane, Peter’s life inspiration. Muse grows their grapes under  the warm sun of the Saanich Peninsula, and names them with eclectic and  witty charm.

Church & State Wines
Named for the symbolization of balance between the many elements  involved in creating fine wines, Church & State has been recognized  with awards for the “Best Red Wine in Canada” at the 2009 All-Canadian  Wine Championships.

De Vine Vineyards 

A family-run vineyard, with breathtaking views from the tasting room  of the Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker, grapes are  handled as little as possible, picked by hand and traditional Burgundian  techniques are used to bring out the best in each lot.

Starling Lane Winery
Starling Lane is a partnership of three families founded on the  belief that quality wines begin with a commitment to producing high  quality grapes from small vineyards. Be sure to try the  multiple-award-winning Ortega or Marechal Foch. Production volume is  small, with Starling Lane limited production to 1000 cases annually.

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Sea Cider revives the artisan cider tradition, with  certified-organic, farm-grown apples pressed in the traditional rack and  cloth method, then fermented slowly with champagne yeasts and aged to  perfection. Robust to delicate, still to sparkling, each Sea Cider label  promises a balance of flavours and aromas.

Victoria Spirits
Handmade in small batches in a gleaming copper pot, Victoria Gin is  Canada’s first premium gin. The distillery also produces other spirits  including Hemp Vodka, Oaken Gin, Craigdarroch Whisky and a variety of  Eau de Vies. Also produced are “Twisted & Bitter”, a range of fine  bitters with flavours such as Rosemary Grapefruit and Black Pepper.

Cowichan Valley

Enrico Winery
Enrico completed their first grape harvest in 2009, and is equipped  with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment to produce wines from 15  acres of estate production grapes.

Averill Creek Vineyard
A family-run vineyard with 30 acres of vines planted from 118 to 240  meters above sea level. Now producing their 9th vintage of single  vineyard wines, Averill Creek serves tastings and wine flights on their  adjacent garden patio, where you’re free to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Vignetti Zanatta
Nestled in the Glenora region, 25 acres of vines produce fruit for  Zanatta’s wines, inspired by the family’s Italian heritage.

Blue Grouse Estate Winery
On what was once the preferred habitat of the blue grouse, 31 acres  of Cowichan’s sunniest slopes produces German varietals in small  batches.

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards
Enjoy a variety of sustainably-produced, estate-grown wines from this  Cobble Hill Vineyard which also produces a balsamic vinegar, verjus and  wine-inspired jellies.

Cherry Point Estate Winery
Cherry Point’s award-winning wines are made simply, using state of  the art technology, and allowing the grapes to make the wines, without  interfering with nature as much as possible.

Glenterra Vineyards
Glenterra Vineyards maintains 6 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards to produce award-winning wines in small batches.

Silverside Farm & Winery
Silverside Farm produces its own blueberries which are incorporated  into the variety of berry wines and fortified, port-style dessert wines,  jams, jellies and syrups made right on the farm.

Merridale Estate Cidery
Merridale produces apple ciders from first-press apples, in traditional techniques from England, France and Germany.

Sommilier's Choice

A full day tour discovering food, wine and spirits, exquisitely paired with fine-dining lunch or dinner.

Cowichan Valley Signature Tour

A six-hour tour with three tastings and break for a restaurant lunch, or four tastings with a picnic lunch.

Saanich Peninsula Discovery

The perfect afternoon excursion, with three tasting opportunities and return travel.

Wine Tours & Luxury Transportation

Regent Limousine Wine Tours feature comfortable transportation in luxurious sedans, SUVs, and Mini Buses. The Vancouver countryside vineyards are boast eclectic  stories and devoted proprietors. come, visit Vancouver Island, relax and enjoy the tour.