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What originally made the Cowichan Valley a prolific agricultural region now defines the terroir of an increasingly acclaimed wine region.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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Vancouver Island Expeditions

Vancouver Island Expeditions

A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a breathtaking hike or a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that will inspire stories that last a lifetime!
Dayliner Club Car Cafe

Dayliner Club Car Cafe

A Delightful Little Bistro featuring local and seasonal plus artisan food products. French doors open to beautiful decks and garden. A must stop for brunch, lunch, baking, local wines and beer. Find us in Sunny Saltair, 3 minutes north of Chemainus.
10445 Chemainus Road, Saltair, BC
Emandare Vineyard

Emandare Vineyard

Simply put, Emandare Vineyard is our home and we are privileged to work along side nature to capture a glimpse of this place in every bottle through sustainable farming and old world, low intervention natural wine making methods with 100% estate grown grapes
6798 Norcross Rd, Duncan, BC
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
Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

This award-winning Suite Style Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, close to the many wineries, the Chemainus Murals, exciting biking and hiking trails, beautiful golf courses, gourmet restaurants and the Chemainus Festival Theatre.
9573 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC
Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Acclaimed, hand-crafted wines and farm-to-table dining experiences overlooking the vineyard. Visit our tasting room and restaurant, follow a self-guided tour, play a round of Japanese Park Golf on our nine-hole course, relax with a glass or share a bottle with friends on the patio. Thirty minutes north of downtown Victoria.
2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC
Merridale Cidery, Distillery & Bistro

Merridale Cidery, Distillery & Bistro

A delicious destination—nestled in an apple orchard; explore our cidery, distillery, bistro, 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
Canadian Craft Tours

Canadian Craft Tours

Daily Winery, Craft Brewery & Distillery tours leaving from Victoria, Vancouver & Nanaimo. Pickup and drop off also available in Mill bay daily. Visit some of the Cowichan Valley's most scenic vistas and wineries. Public and private tours daily. See the difference your all inclusive tour makes. Why drive when you can join an energetic group. Hotel pickup/drop off included.
Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Vancouver Island & Cowichan Valley's destination Taphouse & Grill + Weddings & Events. 26 Pacific Northwest craft beers on tap, local ciders and wine. House made menu items, wood fired pizza & kid’s menu for all to enjoy. Open 7 days, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Check our website and Facebook for menu and info.
3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC
Island Time Tours

Island Time Tours

We are the local experts in tours & transportation here on Vancouver Island. Renowned for our high level of customer service and absolutely unique offerings. We design tours for the individual traveler or any sized group. Sightseeing, Wine, Culinary & Custom tours in the Cowichan Valley. A year-round tour operator.
Village Chippery

Village Chippery

With our delicious Fish ‘n’ Chips, over 20 burger choices, wraps and more it is sure to please every appetite. Just save room for dessert! At the Village Chippery you can relax on the unique chairs featuring the work of local artists while enjoying great food and drink. Dine-In or Take-Away. Minutes from the Kinsol Trestle and steps from the Shawnigan Lake Museum. Daily from 11. Licensed.
2740 Dundas Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Cheers Cowichan Tours

Cheers Cowichan Tours

Let Cheers do the driving for a memorable day in the heart of Cowichan's delicious food and wine scene. Cowichan's only resident tour company providing guided tours to wineries, breweries and attractions. Transport for weddings, private events and festivals. Pickups at hotels, marinas, residences. Group or private tours, operating daily, year round.
True Grain

True Grain

Enjoy Life! You will never forget a visit to breathtaking Cowichan Bay. Perched over the ocean at the centre of the village sits one of the nations best bakeries. Handcrafted organic bread and pastries can be enjoyed as you relax with a coffee and take in the relaxed vibe of our oceanside community.
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC
Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

Experience our family's 30 year journey to preserve a pristine site, create a vineyard alongside its old-growth forest and glen, and grow grapes naturally and sustainably. Every sip of our unique 100% estate-grown wine and ancient method balsamic vinegar expresses our land, our climate and the passion of three generations.
4235 Vineyard Rd, Cobble Hill, 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

Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

Ampersand Distilling Company

4077 Lanchaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Valley Cider Company

7661 Mays Rd, Duncan, BC

Villa Eyrie Resort

600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC

Cobblestone Inn

3566 Holland Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Domaine Jasmin Vineyard & Winery

444 Lakeview Rd, Thetis Island, BC

Fox & Hounds

11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

Red Arrow Brewing Company

5255 Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Rocky Creek Winery

1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

The Oak & Carriage Neighbourhood Pub

3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Damali Lavender & Winery

3500 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Encore Limousine Service

895 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Enrico Winery

 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Deerholme Farm

4830 Stelfox Road, Duncan, BC

Black Swan

2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

First Leaf

Glenterra Vineyards

3897 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Riot Brewing Co.

101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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