Spend the entire month of August exploring 13 of Cowichan’s incredible wineries!

THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased tickets. Now’s your chance to find your new favourite wine by tasting the award-winning wines that have made Cowichan famous, and meet wonderful local producers on a self-guided tour of the Cowichan Valley wine region.


So…How Does This Work?

  1. Download or print your digital ticket from Eventbrite and take it to any of the participating wineries to start your festival.
  2. Your proof of purchase will be exchanged for a keepsake tasting glass and your “Passport”.
  3. Use your tasting glass to enjoy 3 tastings at each winery, and collect a stamp on your passport from each winery.
  4. Your passport is your map to each winery.
  5. When your passport is full of stamps, submit it at your last tasting for a chance to win a case of 13 Cowichan wines!
  6. Remember to bring your glass to every winery!

Know Before You Go

Travelling in BC may be a little different this year. When you plan your wine tours and your summer vacations, get the information you need to plan your trip safely and responsibly.
Please check with each winery ahead of your arrival for the latest information about reservations and safety precautions. Some wineries require reservations for all tastings. See the list of participating wineries below and
If you have additional questions that are not answered here, feel free to contact us.


Transportation Options

Enjoying responsibly ensures that everyone enjoys their experience and arrives home safely. There are a number of options for group transportation of 2 or more people.

MyGo Tours, Tesla Tours, Island Time Tours, and Cheers Cowichan all offer custom winery packages for full or half day, as well as hourly (where applicable). Book your travel with them and enjoy your tour worry free!


how do we have a festival during covid-19?

While we aren’t able to have a launch party this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate wine in Cowichan!

Wineries have been preparing to receive guests in a safe and healthy environment. You will find protocols to maintain physical distancing, provide sanitized tastings, and ensure safety of our guests and employees.


PARTICIPATING WINERIES

Unsworth Vineyards – 915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1, Mill Bay – (250) 929-2292

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

Unsworth Vineyards tasting room is open Mondays and Tuesdays, from 12pm-4pm, and Wednesday – Sunday from 11am-5pm. Reservations will NOT be taken unless you are a group and only groups up to 6 people are allowed at this time.
For questions regarding larger groups, please email: info@unsworthvineyards.com

The popular on-site restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm-8pm. For reservations, please call: 250-929-2292 or Book Online

Divino Estate Winery – 1500 Freeman Rd, Cobble Hill – (250) 743-2311

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

To close out the Wine Festival, Divino Winery is extending their hours for the rest of the month! 

Their updated hours are:

August 24th – 28th: 3pm – 8pm

August 29th – 31st: 1pm – 8pm

Walk-ins are accepted if space permits but reservations are highly recommended to ensure speed of service. You may also request a reservation outside of the hours. Please call 250-743-2311 or email info@divinowine.ca

Remember to bring your tasting glass with you to each visit and get your passports stamped to be entered to win a box of wine at the end of the festival. 

Enrico Winery – 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay – (250) 733-2356

HOURS & BOOKINGS

The tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday from 12pm-6pm. Walk-ins are welcome, and reservations are not required. Grab a coveted spot on the patio overlooking the vineyard to enjoy your tasting! Call: 250-733-2356 for more information

Emandare Vineyard – 6798 Norcross Rd, Duncan – (250) 597-4075

HOURS & BOOKINGS

Emandare Vineyard is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended to ensure you are not waiting and can enjoy a full tasting at your leisure. You can also preorder a Grazing Platter made from local Cowichan farms and shops for $25.

Book Online – the $5 fee will not be charged for Wine Festival ticket holders. Call: 250-597-4075

Deol Estate Winery – 6645 Somenos Rd, Duncan – (250) 746-3967

HOURS & BOOKINGS

Deol Estate Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am-5pm. Walk-ins are welcome but groups larger than 6 people MUST call in or email to book: 250-746-3967 or email: info@deolestatewinery.com

Averill Creek Vineyard – 6552 N Rd, Duncan – (250) 709-9986

HOURS & BOOKINGS

Averill Creek Vineyard is open Sunday to Thursday, from 11am-5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-6pm. Reservations are required for Wine Festival guests by calling: 250-709-9986

Upgrade your tasting by adding on a flight of their popular vintage wines or grabbing some food pairings from the Ciccio’s Cucina food truck that is on-site Fridays and Saturdays. You can also bring your own picnic Monday-Thursday to enjoy on the patio.

Glenterra Vineyards – 3897 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill – (250) 743-2330

HOURS & BOOKINGS

Glenterra Vineyards is open Friday through Monday from 12pm-5pm. The on-site cafe, Thistles Café, is also open Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.

Walk-ins are ok, but reservations are recommended during the festival. For the vineyard, guests can Book Online. For the Cafe, please call: 250-510-1677

Rocky Creek Winery – 1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay – (250) 748-5622

HOURS & BOOKINGS

Rocky Creek Winery is open 7 days a week from 11am-4pm. Guests MUST make a reservation – no walk-ins are accepted! Call: 250-748-5622 or Book Online

They also have a Pinot Gris taste-off going on right now! Pick a “winner” between two locally-made Pinot Gris’ and take home your favourite with a Pinot Pack.

Damali Lavender & Winery – 3500 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill – (250) 743-4100

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

Damali Winery is open from Thursday through Sunday from 11am-4pm on a first come first serve basis. Enjoy a stroll through the lavender fields while you sip your wine for an added unique experience!

No reservations required. If you need to contact the winery for any reason, or if you are more than 6 people in a group, you can reach them at: 250-743-4100

Venturi Schulze Vineyards – 4235 Vineyard Rd, Cobble Hill – (250) 743-5630

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

Venturi Schulze is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm by reservation only! Wine Festival ticket holders can book online HERE. Make sure you select the “Wine Festival” booking option to bypass the tasting fee. Call: 250-743-5630

Cherry Point Estate Winery – 840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill – (250) 743-1272

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

Cherry Point Estate Wines is open 7 days a week, from 10am-5pm. The on-site bistro, La Terraza Bistro, overlooking the vineyard, is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:30-3pm.

Reservations are strongly recommended for both the vineyard and the restaurant. Please call: 250-743-1272 or email: info@cherrypointestatewines.com

Blue Grouse Estate Winery – 2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan – (250) 743-3834

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

The tasting room is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am-5pm. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are highly recommended to ensure you can grab a coveted spot on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Book Online or Call: 250-743-4834

Vigneti Zanatta Winery – 5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan – (250) 748-2338

HOURS AND BOOKINGS

Vigneti Zanatta, Vancouver Island’s first estate winery, is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 11am-4:30pm. You can also order a charcuterie to enjoy with your wine on the verandah!

Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended and you can preorder your charcuterie board as well. Please call: 250-748-2338 or email info@zanatta.ca

While You’re here…..

Cowichan has so many wonderful things to see and do while you’re in town for the Wine Festival. Come for the wine, but stay for the adventure. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to spend some time here and get off the beaten path for a few hours…or a few days. From exploring the shores of Cowichan or Mill Bay, to the award-winning restaurants in Duncan or scrumptious bakeries in Ladysmith, to the incredible hiking, biking, kayaking, and so much more!

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