Savour Cowichan Festival is a celebration of this area’s spectacular cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink.

Raise your glass to celebrate the best of the region at this year’s Savour Cowichan Festival. Over the ten day span, a lavish marquee event will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay, while various local artisan food and beverage producers host a myriad of other community based and epicurean events.

Funds raised during the marquee events will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

Want to participate? Contact festival organizers at savour@tourismcowichan.com

Discover Cowichan Event Series

Taste of Cowichan – Cheers Cowichan Tours

September 29 – October 8 | Cowichan Valley

Picking you up at your hotel or residence, your local wine guide will bring you to visit three of our favourite vineyards to taste and mingle. We will also enjoy a delicious lunch entree included in this wonderful Savour Cowichan Special $145/per person.

For more information:
Cheers Cowichan Tours
250-710-7391
info@cheerscowichan.com 
cheerscowichan.com

 

Pinot Noir Vertical Tasting Seminar at Averill Creek

October 7, Duncan

Taste through the years with a vertical look at 6 flagship Pinot Noirs ranging in vintage from the earliest days of our winery until today. Join Averill Creek owner, Andy Johnston to learn the difference between each growing year and the influence of bottle age. Seating is limited. Tickets are available through Averill Creek Vineyard.

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

Greatest Hits Tasting Seminar at Averill Creek

October 1, Duncan

Join winery owner Andy Johnston to taste a selection of our very best wines from over the years. A rare opportunity to sample library vintages from Andy’s personal cellar. Seating is limited. Tickets are available through Averill Creek Vineyard. Sunday Oct. 1st, 1pm, $25

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

Photography Exhibit at Averill Creek

September 29 – October 8, Duncan

Drop by Averill Creek Vineyard to view a display of stunning nature photography featuring the works of local artists Terry Trapnell and Cim MacDonald. Friday Sept 29th to Sunday Oct 8th, Free

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

Vines & Wines – Walking Tour of the Vineyard at Averill Creek

October 1, Duncan

Stroll through the vines and learn about cool climate viticulture. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Averill Creek Vineyard with Vineyard Manager Terry Trapnell followed by a wine tasting. Be advised that our vineyard is on the mountain slope and terrain may be rough. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear hiking footwear. Sunday Oct. 1st, 11am, Free (date may be subject to change due to harvest)

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

 

Behind the Scenes at Averill Creek – Winery Tour

October 7, Duncan

See the winery in action! Harvest time is an excellent opportunity to learn the details of how our wines are made. Enjoy a guided tour of the Averill Creek winery facility followed by a wine tasting. Tickets available through Averill Creek Vineyard. Saturday Oct 7, 11am, $10 per person.

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

Open Door at Averill Creek Vineyard

September 29 – October 8, Duncan

Our tasting room and wine shop are open daily from 11am to 5pm. Drop in to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and daily Savour specials. Our garden patio is open during business hours and available for picnicing when the weather is favourable. Bring along your own picnic lunch or pre-order a gourmet picnic from local fine dining restaurant, Hudson’s on First, to enjoy outdoors with your favourite Averill Creek wine.

For more information:
250-709-9986
6552 North Road
averillcreek.ca

A Taste of Canada Tea…Westholme Tea Farm Style

October 6, Westholme

Your most authentic tea experience begins here at Canada’s tea farm. Several styles of our farm
grown terroir teas will be served both hot and cold. A rare tea experience enjoyed in the place
where it was grown is something not to be missed. 10am–5pm

For more information:
250-748-3811
8350 Richards Trail
westholmetea.com

Salute to Summer at Unsworth Vineyards

September 29-30 & October 1, Mill Bay

Unsworth Tasting room will be celebrating harvest with a salute to summer!  We will be serving tacos in the tasting room from 12:00-3:00.  There will be Ceviche Fish Tacos, Spice Marinated Chicken Tacos and Kale & Mushroom Tacos for $5 each.  We will be pairing glasses of wine with each for $8 with a $1 of each glass bought between 12:00-3:00 being donated to the Canucks Autism Network.  Enjoy some great tacos and a glass of wine on our patio and take in a round of Japanese Park Golf.

For more information:
250-929-2992
2915 Cameron-Taggart Rd
unsworthvineyards.com

Tea + Sweet Pairings at Westholme Tea Farm

Sept 29, October 2 + 7, Westholme

Enjoy exquisite organic loose teas paired with delectable tea infused sweets served in our
eclectic barn tearoom and nature inspired patio. Pairings available all day a la carte 10am–5pm.

For more information:
250-748-3811
8350 Richards Trail
westholmetea.com

Tea Garden Tour Experience at Westholme Tea Farm

October 1, 3, 5, 8 | Westholme

Enjoy a walk through Canada’s only commercial tea growing farm. The garden terraces will be
where we share the story of tea traditions, tea harvest and our tea making journey.
History meets innovation in this one of a kind 30-45 minute tour experience. $10/person

For more information:
250-748-3811
8350 Richards Trail
westholmetea.com

Thanksgiving at Merridale Cidery & Distillery

October 8 Cobble Hill

Let us do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving weekend! Reserve a table for your family or close friends in the new Merridale Gastropub, and give thanks for fabulous food, delicious ciders and scrumptious spirits! Visit online for details and to make a reservation.

For more information:
250-743-4293
merridale.ca

 

Fall Brunch Series – Merridale Cidery and Distillery

October 7 & 8 Cobble Hill

Join us for the start of our fall brunch series, featuring farm-to-table meals and delicious drinks, like our Merri Mimosa and Cowichan Caesar cocktails. Visit online for additional details and to make a reservation.

For more information:
250-743-4293
merridale.ca

 

Maple Bay Painters 2017 Art Show

September 29 & 30, Duncan

Join us for the Maple Bay Painters’ fall show of its members’ newest work on Friday, Sept. 29 from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 am to 5 pm. A reception to Meet the Artists will be held on Friday night from 6 – 8 pm. Show-goers can mingle with artists, question their art and methods, see works in progress, and perhaps even try their own hand at creative expression.

St. Peter’s Church Hall – 5800 Church Road, Duncan.
For more information:
250-597-1912
Facebook Page

 

1st annual Savour Dinner at the Farm – Farm Table Inn

October 7, Cowichan Lake

This will be a beautiful gourmet dinner made with love from Chef George Gates. Each course will be made with local food and paired with local wines, beers and spirits. Only 26 tickets will be available!The Menu: First course – Trio of the Sea, Second course – Trio of the Garden, Interlude, Third Course – Trio of the Abattoir, Fourth Course – Trio of the Confectionery. Cocktails at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm. Tickets $125 plus gratuity and taxes ( food and liquor tax) Tickets are available now but get them soon as they are limited! Only26 tickets available! Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or call us to book. Chef George Gates and his partner Evelyn Koops will also be offering a sampler taster of their menu at the Barge On In event. Shuttle service will be available for an extra fee- please inquire at time of booking. Or ask about staying in one of our beautiful B and B rooms–the Maple has a queen sized bed or the Cedar Room has two twin beds.

For more information:
250-932-3205
farmtableinn.ca

 

Kiln’n It Pottery Exhibition

September 23 @ 7pm Ladysmith

The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Antique Addict, Roberts Street Pizza and Maya Norte Mexican restaurant team up to bring art lovers of all ages the first time ever, eight day “Kiln’n It” exhibition. Meet the potters, add to your collection, enjoy the art and great food!

Gala opening event on September 23. Exhibition open daily from 11am – 4pm until September 30.
For more information:
250-245-1252

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For ticket changes and information:

Savour Cowichan Festival
Phone: 250-216-4239
savour@tourismcowichan.com

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