The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival is a tasting and touring event showcasing the best of Vancouver Island wine from 12 local wineries. Join us in Cowichan to enjoy wine tastings, great entertainment and delicious cuisine!

Party at the Pavilion

Start the weekend right with our tasting launch event on August 23rd, 6 pm to 8 pm* at Shawnigan Lake School (1975 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lake) featuring all participating wineries, live music and light refreshments. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $35 and include the tasting glass that will be your ticket to access the wineries all weekend. *A trade tasting will take place from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Winery Tour Weekend

Spend the weekend self-touring Cowichan’s fabulous wineries. You’ll receive a map and a festival passport. Visit our wineries on August 24th and 25th and collect stamps to fill the passport. Collect all of the stamps and you can enter the draw for our grand prize!

Purchase your glass for $15 at a participating winery for access to all festival venues and free tastings. You can also purchase a ticket online and redeem it at the first winery you visit to receive your glass. Your glass is your ticket!


winery events on August 24 and 25

Averill Creek

Visit Averill Creek for complimentary tasting of 3 wines, a mystery wine release and the option to upgrade to an exclusive reserve wine tasting for $5.

Wine freezies and charcuterie pizza boxes will be available to purchase to enjoy alongside live music on the patio. Enjoy a food truck lunch from the Sawmill Taphouse (Saturday) and Mexican Food Mafia (Sunday).

averillcreek.ca

Blue Grouse

Join us at Blue Grouse for food, entertainment and complimentary wine tastings.

bluegrouse.ca

Cherry Point

For the ninth consecutive year, we will be serving our complimentary paella and sangria on Saturday, August 24th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, August 25th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

cherrypointestatewines.com

Damali

Join us for complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.

damali.ca

Deol

Join us for complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.

deolestatewinery.com

Emandare

Join us for complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.

emandarevineyard.com

Enrico

Join us for complimentary wine tastings and a Mexican Fiesta! A Mexican food truck with be parked at the winery all weekend. Enjoy a Mexican party with piñatas, games, prizes and more. A fun family outing!

enricowinery.com

Rocky Creek

Experience complimentary wine tastings and the opportunity to upgrade to taste our premium wines. We will be hosting cooking demonstrations twice a day and offering rare, exclusive vineyard tours by the owners. Explore a variety of vendors in the vineyard and live music.

rockycreekwinery.ca

Unsworth

Experience complimentary wine tastings all weekend. On Saturday, enjoy a glass of wine and pizza from our new pizza oven while enjoying live music.

On Sunday we will host an Intimate Long Table Dinner in the winery with winemaker Dan Wright. Farm’s Gate Foods & Catering will be serving a 5-course dinner paired with specially selected Unsworth wines. This will be a very special evening, starting with a tour and tasting before heading into the winery for dinner. Price is $125 and seating is limited! Contact us to reserve your spot.

unsworthvineyards.com

Venturi-Schulze

We will be offering complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday. Come by to cool off with Cowichan Bay Udder Guys ice cream with fresh berries available on the picnic patio. Fresh picked organic vegetables and herbs will be available for purchase (with some of our favour family recipes) to pair with your wines and delicious balsamic vinegar.

We will be offering complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday. Come by to cool off with Cowichan Bay Udder Guys ice cream with fresh berries available on the picnic patio. Fresh picked organic vegetables and herbs will be available for purchase (with some of our favour family recipes) to pair with your wines and delicious balsamic vinegar.

venturischulze.com

Zanatta

Complimentary wine tastings will be available on Saturday and Sunday and sparker flights featuring all four of our sparkling wines will be available to purchase.

On Sunday, we will be hosting La Famiglia Dinner by Chef Fatima Da Silva of Vinoteca on the vineyard. Contact us to reserve your spot!

zanatta.ca

Divino

Join us for complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.

divinowine.ca

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