Party at the Pavilion

Start the weekend right with our tasting launch event on August 24th, 6 pm to 9 pm at Shawnigan Lake School (1975 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lake) featuring all 11 participating wineries and live music by the Smiley Band. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $35 and include the tasting glass that will be your ticket to access the wineries all weekend. Online tickets sales for Party at the Pavilion are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 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 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!

Cowichan Winefest grapes

Click on a winery to see its WineFest events

Saturday & Sunday

  • Picnic – BBQ skewers and salads
  • Outdoor games
  • Live music
  • Release of 2017 Sauvignette and 2017 Gewurztraminer

2915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1, Mill Bay, BC

www.unsworthvineyards.com

 

Saturday & Sunday

  • Open for tastings
  • Complimentary Spanish paella and sangría

840 Cherry Point Road, Cobble Hill, BC

www.cherrypointestatewines.com

Friday & Saturday

  • Open for tastings. Closed Sunday.

6798 Norcross Road. Duncan, BC

www.emandarevineyard.com

Saturday & Sunday

  • Wine by the glass for $5
  • Complimentary tasting of 3 wines
  • Upgrade to taste premium wines for $5
  • Release of 2015 Somenos Series Pinot Noir – Gold Medal Winner at the National Wine Awards of Canada
  • Wood-fired pizza by Vancouver Island Pizza

Saturday

  • Live music on the patio by Lust Life jazz band

Sunday

  • Live music on the patio by Maureen Washington and Karel Roessingh
  • Sweet Sundays: Enjoy dessert wine & sweet treat pairings for $13.50

6552 North Road, Duncan, BC

www.averillcreek.ca

Saturday & Sunday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Fresh shucked oysters from Wandering Mollusk paired perfectly with Blue Grouse wines
  • Cure charcuterie & cheese bar with assorted meat and cheese boards, samples and items for purchase to take home.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Music with DJ Benny the Jet spinning tunes on the crush pad

2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC

www.bluegrouse.ca

Saturday & Sunday

  • Open for tastings

Saturday

  • Live music

3500 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC

www.damali.ca

Saturday & Sunday

  • Open for tastings

6645 Somenos Rd, Duncan, BC,

www.deolestatewinery.com

Saturday

  • Vendor Bender

Sunday

  • 2nd annual Rib Fest
  • Mr Photo Booth, 1 – 4pm – Instant prints & photo downloads of your crazy wine-loving group!

3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, BC

www.enricowinery.com

Saturday & Sunday

  • Wood turner from Discover Nature’s Furniture will be on site to demonstrate his artisan work and showcase his wares
  • Famous cooking demonstrations by the winemaker using Rocky Creek wines for sampling.  Cookbook available for sale
  • Local cheese, charcuterie and candied salmon plates to purchase
  • Live music by the duo of Scott McGill
  • Lawn games

1854 Myrhest Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

www.rockycreekwinery.ca

Saturday & Sunday

  • Open for wine and estate-grown balsamic vinegar tastings
  • Option to purchase additional flights of wine and wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy on the picnic patio
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Ice cream floats made with premium bottle-fermented sparkling wine and fresh fruit for $7

4235 Vineyard Road, Cobble Hill, BC

www.venturischulze.com

Saturday & Sunday

  • Open for tastings
  • Champagne method demonstrations and sparkling wine tasting with the winemaker

Sunday

  • Dinner with “La Famiglia” – Join the Zanatta family at 6 p.m. for an Italian-style dinner on the veranda prepared by chef Fatima Da Silva. Reservations required. Please contact our restaurant, Vinoteca, for reservations. Email vinoteca@shaw.ca Phone: 250 709-2279

5039 Marshall Road, Duncan, BC

www.zanatta.ca