January 22, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Courtenay, Wineries & Vineyards
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When I have friends visiting Vancouver Island, it's great to take them up the oceanside route on Hwy 19A to breath in the fresh sea air and quiet beach exploring on the way to Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery, which has a quiet location with great vistas of the Beaufort mountain range. We usually arrive in time to enjoy one of the vineyard picnic baskets or bring our own.
We partake in the complimentary offering of red and white wine selections and unusual blackberry / black current port in the wine tasting room and learn quite a bit about wine making from the Vintners: Susan and Jeff Vandermolen.
Afterwards, we take time to sit on the patio deck or side yard chairs listening to music while sipping their flavourful wines, chatting with other guests & enjoying the restful setting.