Wineries & Vineyards
Grapes on a vine (Andrea Johnson photo)
Vineyards have been popping up throughout the Cowichan Valley ever since Vigneti Zanatta Winery broke ground in 1986 and bottled its first vintages four years later.
Its vineyard in Glenora, an idyllic rural community 10 minutes southwest of Duncan, is now one of ten local operations specializing in cold-climate wines – some of them good enough to win major Canadian and international honours.
Pick up information at the Visitor Centre or simply follow the plentiful "Wine Tour" road signs. Averill Creek Vineyard (high on the sun-drenched slopes of Mount Prevost) and Cherry Point Vineyards (near the ocean south of Cowichan Bay) have elegant, Napa-style tasting rooms. Lower-profile operations include Silverside Farm & Winery (raspberry port and fruit wines), Venturi-Schulze Vineyards (prize-winning Pinot Noir and balsamic vinegar) and Godfrey-Brownell Vineyards (where jazz trios play on summer weekend afternoons).
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6552 North Rd
Duncan, British Columbia
Averill Creek is a family run 16 ha (40 ac) estate winery on Vancouver Island. Our focus is on growing small lot plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Marechal Foch & Merlot to produce premium quality wines that are expressive of the vineyard's unique terroir.
Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, the winery's tasting room & patio overlook the Cowichan Valley, with Cowichan Bay & the Sannich Peninsula visible in the distance. We welcome visitors to bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio while taking in the views. Wines are available by the bottle or by the glass.
6645 Somenos Road
Duncan, British Columbia
Deol Estate Winery is a family owned & operated vineyard in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. Our winery runs solely on one belief; to use our own estate grown grapes from our from our 18 acres vineyard to proudce quality wines.
3897 Cobble Hill Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Estate grown, organically farmed wines. Indoor & outdoor seating at Thistles Cafe overlooking the vineyard, serving fresh, flavourful lunch & dinners inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. As a member of the British Columbia Wine Institute, we are held to a high standard. The BC VQA designation is your assurance that the wine you're purchasing is 100% from BC & has met rigorous quality regulations.
1854 Myhrest Rd
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
Pure 100% Vancouver Island wines. Meet the owners. Sustainable, eco-friendly small family estate winery. Award winning wines such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, traditional sparklings & unsurpassed wild blackberry w/chocolate. Enjoy a glass overlooking beautiful gardens in our outdoor European WiFi wine cafe. Weather permitting. Bring a picnic if you wish or purchase small snack. Great Wines! Great People! Great Experiences
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