Did you know that there are more than 20 wineries in the Vancouver Island region? I didn’t. Not until I stumbled across a wine tour while looking for limo services in Victoria.
I haven’t tried many Vancouver Island wines yet. Cherry Point Vineyards is in Cobble Hill, just up the street from our venue. I have popped by there for a quick tasting in the past and left with a bitter taste in my mouth. Apparently, they have won awards as a newer vineyard in the region, so maybe I should give them a second chance.
If you have a free afternoon, you may want to do a wine tour while you are in town. There are plenty of reputable vineyards right in the Cowichan Valley that offer tastings and food:
- Alderlea Vineyards
- Cherry Point Vineyards
- Glenterra Vineyards
- Silverside Farm & Winery
- Blue Grouse Vineyards
- Merridale Ciderworks
You can find a downloadable map (above) and more info about the Vancouver Island Wine Regions at the Wine Islands Vinters Association.