COWICHAN VALLEY VINEYARDS & WINE
"FOR THE LOVE OF WINE"
LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Easy Activity
TOUR DESCRIPTION: The Cowichan Valley is known as
the warm land, providing ideal conditions for grape
growing Island style! The scenic drive to the Cowichan
Valley is one hour south of Nanaimo, during the drive
you will see some of Vancouver Island's beautiful landscapes:
farm land, rolling hills and mountains, and smaller
communities, your on board tour guide will interpret
the drive to the valley, giving you an experience of
life on the Island.
Once we tun off the main hi way we will drive down
quaint country roads, surrounded by farmland and vineyards,
during this tour you will visit two different vineyards. Cherry
Point Vineyard is owned by the Cowichan First
Nation Tribes, which is influenced around the vineyard
newly renovated West Coast style tasting room and labels.
Award winning wines include: Pinot Gris, Sigerrebe,
Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Agria/Pinot Noir, and the
fabulous Blackberry Port. You will enjoy your smoked
salmon, cream cheese, crackers and Nanaimo Bar on the
Our second Vineyard Zanatta Winery is one
of the oldest wineries on Vancouver Island in operation
since 1992. Italian influenced which is evident in
the charming 1903 farmhouse, which is a tasting room,
wine store and restaurant. Some of their fine wines
include Pinot Grigio, Ortega, Damasco, Pinot Nero and
the Bubbly (Glenora Fantasia Brut). OFF to Vineyard
number three, which will be your choice, we have a
list and you pick! After tasting and touring enjoy
a relaxing ride back to Nanaimo.
* We can arrange any special event for you this
day, for birthday's, staff parties, anniversaries,
stop at a local restaurant for dinner, or even better
at the vineyard for dinner? Tie in a special event:
Live artists, JAZZ festival, WINE festival. endless
oppourtunities.ask Paula for a list of special events
* These are the two most popular vineyards we tour
to. We do arrange other tours that include different
vineyards, please feel free to create your own tour!
With the vineyards of your choice, For large groups
there is a souvenir tasting glass for you.
** Sannich Peninsula and GULF Island Wine Tours
also available ask for details
TOUR DURATION: 6 hour's average
We can accommodate groups of all sizes.
OPERATIONAL: Year round.
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes
with good tread, camera, warm clothing, dress for the