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What originally made the Cowichan Valley a prolific agricultural region now defines the terroir of an increasingly acclaimed wine region.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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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale is BC’s oldest estate cidery and first craft distillery. A delicious destination nestled in an apple orchard. Come sip orchard-to-glass ciders, savour farm-to-table cuisine, discover what makes farm-crafted products different, or simply amble through our faerie orchard walk. Open 7 days a week. Family and pet friendly. Seasonal events include pizza nights, live music, long table dinners, & more.
1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, 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
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
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
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
Westholme Tea Farm

Westholme Tea Farm

At Westholme Tea Farm, we curate experiences. We take pride in cultivating our farm-grown leaves, blending the finest organic teas, and hand-crafting ceramics to accompany the flavours. Our tearoom, gallery and teashop are yours to enjoy at Canada’s only tea farm.
8350 Richards Trail, Duncan, BC
Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

Stay at our award-winning suite style hotel with complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Indoor salt water mineral pool & hot tub. Chemainus is a quaint eclectic town, located one hour north of Victoria, 35 minutes south of Nanaimo, 10 minutes from Duncan. There’s something for everyone, both business and leisure travelers.
9573 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC
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
Riot Brewing Co.

Riot Brewing Co.

Riot Brewing Co. is a full production BC craft brewery located in beautiful Chemainus, BC. Come for a tour, learn about beer and have one (or two) with us.
101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar

Good drinks. Good food. Good times. This down to earth restaurant and bar gives you a taste of everything you could ever want.
375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Pacific Northwest craft beers, forno oven pizzas. Authentic farm-to-table tapas and appetizers in an incredible atmosphere.
3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

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. Sightseeing, Wine, Culinary & Custom tours in the Cowichan Valley. A year-round tour operator.

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.

Emandare Vineyard

Located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island BC, Emandare Vineyard sits on a unique south sloping hillside in the rain shadow of Mount Prevost overlooking Somenos Lake. These elements combined with our passion for stewarding this piece of land alongside nature gives us the ability to naturally craft terroir-driven wines with old world, low intervention techniques.
6798 Norcross Rd, Duncan, BC

Vancouver Island Expeditions

Experience the West Coast. Whether you enjoy kayaking, food, hiking, history, cultural experiences — or all of the above — we ensure you see and experience the best parts of Vancouver Island.

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store in Maple Bay.
6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Haltwhistle Cheese Co.

Fine cheeses, hand crafted in the Cowichan Valley. We produce both cows’ and goats’ milk cheeses, with an emphasis on raw milk varieties.
5060 McLay Road, Duncan, BC

Stillhead Distillery Inc.

International award winning spirits, crafted in the Cowichan Valley. Visit the distillery for free tours and tastings, and see how our internationally acclaimed spirits are made.
5301, Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Shanti Chai & Co.

Offering truly authentic, delicious and indulgent Chai. Online retail and wholesale.

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

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Unsworth Vineyard and Restaurant offers award winning wines and a flavourful dining experience inspired by the abundance of Cowichan Valley farms. Visit us year round.
2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Small Block Brewing Co.

We maintain a cozy atmosphere where you can have a taster, a pint or take home a growler.
203- 5301 ChasterRd, Duncan, BC

Marvellous Cakes

At Marvellous Cakes, Sarah creates the most stunning array of custom cakes, classic french macarons, cupcakes, pastries and birthday cakes that Duncan has to offer. Serving not only the Cowichan Valley but all of Vancouver Island.
6455 Woodgrove Place, Duncan, BC

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.
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Rocky Creek Winery

Rocky Creek is an estate cowichan valley winery that has great wine tasting experience with award winning wines.
1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

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

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

Glenterra Vineyards

NATURAL WINEMAKING • 15 YEARS OF ORGANIC GRAPE GROWING. No enzymes at crush, wild fermentation, no animal based fining, minimal sulphites.
3897 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

The Social

Best PRICES in town! Great meals, pints/glasses of wine and a comfortable meeting place for friends. Welcome!
3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Encore Limousine Service

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

Cheers Cowichan Tours

We are your authoritative guide to all Cowichan region destinations and many others here on Vancouver Island. Cheers Cowichan is the ONLY tour company located in Cowichan and run by local experts.

Valley Cider Company

Handcrafted farm-to-bottle cider. The apple has been on a journey from the Heavenly Mountains for thousands of years, with such delicious success. Come to the Valley and experience it for yourself.
7661 Mays Rd, Duncan, BC

Damali Lavender & Winery

Lose yourself in the heart of Cowichan wine country at this haven of relaxation and inspiration. Whether it’s a stroll through the lavender fields, the gardens, the labyrinth or the vineyard, or a browse in the gift shop, a wine tasting or glass of wine in the picnic area there is something for everyone to enjoy
3500 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Deerholme Farm

Deerholme Farm has delighted food lovers since its inception in 2005. In that time we’ve created original dishes for local food dinners, cooking classes and many regional events. We feature local food from the Cowichan Valley and offer Farm-to-Table cuisine.
4830 Stelfox Road, Duncan, BC

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

Enrico Winery

Discover our quality artisan wines which reveal the unique characteristic taste and flavour of wines made from grapes grown in Cowichan Valley with our fabulous friendly and fun customer service.
 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Fox & Hounds

We are family owned and operated and take enormous pride in serving delicious made in house dishes for our customers.
11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

Ampersand Distilling Company

Ampersand Distilling Company is a family founded craft distillery located on a five acre organic farm in the Cowichan Valley.
4077 Lanchaster Rd, Duncan, BC

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

Black Swan

Come and enjoy a variety of popular pub dishes - both lunch and dinner. Whether it's finger food or a hearty meal, we have it! Order online or dine in - your choice.
2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Red Arrow Brewing Company

We create beer with a personality that has meaning to where we are and what we believe in. Utilizing the finest and often local ingredients we brew in small batches. Our beers are crafted to be intriguing, untamed and free.
5255 Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

A warm welcome awaits you at the award-winning Cherry Point Estate Winery, Vancouver Island. Located close to Highway 19 and a short drive from Victoria and Nanaimo and part of the Vancouver Island Wine Route, Cherry Point offer visitors guided tours, wine tasting and dining.
840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Deol Estate Winery

A family owned and operated winery, situated in the heart of Cowichan Valley just an hour North of Victoria, British Columbia.
6645 Somenos Road, Duncan, BC

First Leaf Vineyard & Winery Consulting

Tilman Hainle, First Leaf Principal, has been involved in the estate winery industry in Canada from its beginnings, He has pioneered products, concepts and practices that are now standard throughout the industry.
True Grain

True Grain

True Grain Bread is an Old World inspired European bakery where the craft of the Miller and Baker are honed and cherished. Our passion is creating fresh, local, organic handcrafted bread.
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

Nestled in the Glenora region of the Cowichan Valley, just minutes from Duncan, BC, Vigneti Zanatta is proud to be Vancouver Island's first estate winery.
5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

Originally known for our extraordinary food, our executive chef and the kitchen team came up with an incredible food menu that is suitable for casual breakfast, hungover brunch, business lunch, everyday dining, special celebrations, and even catering service & functions.
6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

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.

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