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.

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard

Stillhead Distillery Inc.

Tesla Tours

TwoFiveO Tour Company

Affinity Ciderhouse

Ampersand Distilling Co.

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

Cherry Point Estate Wines

Damali Lavender & Winery

Deerholme Farm

Divino Estate Winery

Island Time Tours

L.A. Limousines Luxury Wine Tours

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Red Arrow Brewing Company

Small Block Brewing Co.

Valley Cider Co

Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

Westholme Tea Company

Enrico Winery

Mill Bay Marina

Outer Shores Expeditions

Rocky Creek Winery

Sealegs Kayaking Adventures

Vancouver Island Expeditions

Canadian Craft Tours

Riot Brewing Co.

Warmland Tours

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