Love Vancouver Island vino? Take a wine tour!
Vancouver Island's mild west coast climate and cool ocean breezes makes it the perfect location to produce some of Canada's top wines.
Vancouver Island wineries offer a fantastic selection of local vinos; from spicy and fruity pinot noir to crisp and fresh pinot gris - as well as ciders, fruit wines and mead - you're bound to find something to suit your taste.
So unleash your inner sommelier and consider taking a wine tour while you're visiting Victoria. With close to 30 wineries, cider houses and meaderies on the island, you'll have plenty of places to choose from!
Vancouver Island Wines of Canada - A comprehensive list of almost all of the wineries on the island. Includes pictures, a description of the winery and its product as well as the winery's address.
Winery Map of the Cowichan Valley - Take a self-guided tour of the Cowichan Valley wineries with this map.
Vancouver Island Wineries and Wine Tours - A great resource with links to winery websites and self-guided tour maps.
Wine Island Vinters Association - For everything you need to know about island wines!
Vancouver Island Guided Wine Tours - A list of a few tour operators that give guided wine tours on Vancouver Island.
Tour and Tasting Tips - Asparagus on the nose? Does it have legs? A fuzzy aftertaste? Decipher the jargon and learn how to taste with this great guide from HelloBC.com.
Meaderies of Canada - While you're out sipping wine, stop by a meadery for something a little different - made from honey, mead is the world's oldest-known alcoholic beverage!