Some of the wineries in the Valley hold international awards for their wine- making the cowichan valley home to some of the best wineries in B.C.

Sip + Savour

What originally made the Cowichan Valley a prolific agricultural region now defines the terroir of an increasingly acclaimed wine region. Since the first commercial vineyard was planted here in the 1970s, the region has exploded with a plethora of vintners who craft their wines with traditional vinifera grapes such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Ortega, along with other varietals. Other potables you may discover here include berry, port style and sparkling wines and exquisite balsamic vinegar. There’s even a winery that blends varietals with its own lavender. Mmm…

The Cowichan Valley is also home to a number of excellent craft breweries and distilleries, one of which is also Canada’s first estate cidery. Just north of Duncan is Canada’s only tea farm. How do you experience all of this during a single trip to the Cowichan Valley? Well, if you download this map (and pace yourself), you can visit the lion’s share of these operations in a self-guided tour or, if you prefer, via coach in a guided tour. In all, and depending on the time of your visit, you’ll be able to drop in and experience no less than 20 establishments, many of which offer tours and have their own bistros, gift shops and tasting rooms.

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Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant
2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Emandare Vineyard
6798 Norcross Rd, Duncan, BC

Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

9573 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC

Deol Estate Winery
6645 Somenos Road, Duncan, BC
Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Family-owned and sustainably-farmed, the winery and surrounding vineyards are sought after for sampling the award-winning portfolio of wines, and also for events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures. New to 2017 is the Grouse House accommodation. Open daily to offer you a taste year ‘round – contact us for seasonal hours.
2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan, BC
Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Our full service hotel features recently renovated guestrooms, complimentary WiFi and a fitness centre. On-site you will find the popular The Old Fork restaurant as well as the welcoming River Rock Bar + Grill, no need to leave the property for a great meal. With over 4,500 square feet of events space and an experienced events team, the Ramada Duncan is first choice for meeting planners in the Cowichan Valley.
140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

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Bridgemans Bistro

Bridgemans Bistro

Bridgemans Bistro, located at the Mill Bay Marina, features a thoughtfully crafted, West Coast inspired menu full of locally sourced ingredients and house made items. Open 7 days a week serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Food and drink specials throughout the week. Seasonal events include vintner’s nights, scotch tastings, live music, craft beer nights & more. Ask about the United Eaters & Drinkers of Mill Bay. Come for the food, stay for the view!
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC
Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

A delicious destination—nestled in an apple orchard; explore our cidery, distillery, gastropub, and store. Open for daily tours, farm to table meals, cider & spirit tastings in the lounge, yurt stays, and one-of-a-kind shopping at the farmhouse. Family & pet friendly. Seasonal events include pizza nights, mystery cask series, live music & more.
1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill
3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC
Chemainus Murals,  Artisan Shops & Galleries

Chemainus Murals, Artisan Shops & Galleries

Take in the 44+ giant murals, various statues and beautiful wood carvings scattered through this picturesque town. See the thread of artistry in everything from food to apparel. Surrounded by parks, ocean and beautiful scenic vistas, this small town is a wonderful mid-island stop to stay for the day or even your base for a mid-island tour. With summer events every weekend and a multitude of festivals and concerts, you are sure to be entertained.
Villa Eyrie Resort

Villa Eyrie Resort

The Villa Eyrie Resort is a relaxing mountainside retreat unlike any other destination found in Canada and quite possibly in the world. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful majestic nature that surrounds Vancouver Island at this remote hideaway tucked high above the wild Coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Finlayson Arm inlet. Indulge in some of the most delectable culinary creations at the Summit Restaurant while enjoying 180 degrees of expansive views and pamper yourself at the Tuscan Spa! With magnificent views from nearly every room combined with Canada’s cleanest air, west coast inspired cuisine and relaxing spa treatments, make the Villa Eyrie Resort your home away from home.
600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC
Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café is a true Cowichan treasure, a peaceful pastoral destination, and a “quintessential Cowichan Valley eating experience”. We offer a full menu of farmhouse food from our farm to your table. Local wine, beer, specially coffee, and teas. Taste the freshness and the quality. Feed the farm animals and enjoy the farm setting. Leave feeling renewed and nourished. Wood fired oven pizza night every Sunday. Fresh organic produce and artisan sauerkraut and pickles available. Certificate of Excellence and winner of EcoStar Awards for Experiential Tourism.
3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC

Cheers Cowichan Tours
Averill Creek Vineyard

Averill Creek Vineyard

Premium quality, estate-grown wines, a relaxing garden patio and spectacular ocean and valley views make Averill Creek Vineyard an essential stop on every wine tour. Drop in for complementary wine tastings or pre-order a gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy outdoors with your favourite bottle of Averill Creek wine.
6552 North Rd, Duncan, BC

Divino Estate Winery

The Cobble Hill vineyard was established in 1996, built from years of experience in the Okanagan Valley. Divino started in Oliver in 1982 with their vineyard that was planted with Vinifera in the late 1960's. We're celebrating 50 years of the first planted grape and 35 years of the winery!
1500 Freeman Road, Cobble Hill, BC
Yellow Point Cranberries

Yellow Point Cranberries

Follow the Yellow Point Road to our 43 acre family run cranberry farm. Visit our farm kitchen, take a tour, enjoy our tasting room and sample some of the 30 different cranberry products that we produce on site in our commercial kitchen.
4532 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, BC

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Rocky Creek Winery
1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

The Oak & Carriage Neighbourhood Pub
3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Black Swan
2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Red Arrow Brewing Company
5255 Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Deerholme Farm
4830 Stelfox Road, Duncan, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Village Chippery
2740 Dundas Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Glenterra Vineyards
3897 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

Encore Limousine Service
895 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store
6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Valley Cider Company

7661 Mays Rd, Duncan, BC

Enrico Winery
 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Marvellous Cakes
6455 Woodgrove Place, Duncan, BC

Domaine Jasmin Vineyard & Winery
444 Lakeview Rd, Thetis Island, BC

First Leaf Vineyard & Winery Consulting

Fox & Hounds
11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards
4235 Vineyard Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Riot Brewing Co.

101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Cobblestone Inn
3566 Holland Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
True Grain

True Grain
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Dayliner Club Car Cafe
10445 Chemainus Road, Saltair, BC

Ampersand Distilling Company
4077 Lanchaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines
840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Damali Lavender & Winery

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Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

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