Legendary Canadian foodie James Barber once referred to Cowichan as “Canada’s Provence,” and if you come here with an appetite, you’ll discover why.
Indeed, Cowichan is home to an extraordinary number of wineries, cideries, lavender farms, cheese makers, bakeries, fishmongers, organic growers and other artisanal producers of food and drink. Cowichan is also home to several excellent craft breweries and distilleries, one of which is also B.C.’s first estate cidery. Yes, we cater to teetotalers too – just north of Duncan, you’ll discover Canada’s only tea farm. Not only do we grow world-class food and drink, we prepare and serve it with panache too. Fine dining restaurants abound, and many of the wineries, cideries and distilleries have their own bistros and tasting rooms.