Wineries & Wine Tours
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. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region, we are dedicated to producing premium quality wines that showcase our vineyard's unique cool climate terroir.
Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, the winery's tasting room & patio overlook the Cowichan Valley, with Cowichan Bay & the Saanich 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.
2182 Lakeside Road
Duncan, British Columbia
As one of Vancouver Island's oldest estate vineyards and a long time family-owned winery, Blue Grouse produces exceptional Cowichan Valley wines which express their place of origin.
Blue Grouse produces a dozen cool climate varieties including Ortega, Siegerrebe, Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Black Muscat, a Blue Grouse exclusive.
Visitors are invited to share a taste of Vancouver Island's most remarkable wines while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Valley. In summer time, feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy it under the South-facing arbor.
3897 Cobble Hill Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Estate grown, organically farmed & naturally made wines. Indoor & outdoor seating at Thistles Cafe overlooking the vineyard, serving fresh, flavourful lunches 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.