Cowichan Valley Vineyards and Cideries

Grape vines at the Zanatta Winery and Vineyards, Glenora, Cowichan Valley
Grape vines at the Zanatta Winery and Vineyards, Glenora, Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has gained world recognition for its many wineries. The soil conditions and micro climate in this area are perfect for the growing and harvesting of grapes that turn into some of the world’s finest wines. The owners of each of these wineries are not just winemakers; they are all very passionate about wine and everything that goes into maintaining a world class vineyard. With the many wineries and activities available you will want to spend at least an entire weekend in Cowichan Valley; and even that will not be enough to take in all the sights and tastes of the Valley.

There are many wineries available for your touring pleasure each featuring their own fine wines. The most visited wineries in Cowichan Valley are: Averill Creek Vineyard, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Cherry Point Vineyard, Echo Valley Vineyard, Glenterra Vineyards, Godfrey-Brownell Vineyards, Merridale Estate Cidery, Rocky Creek Winery, Venturi-Schulze Vineyards and Zanatta Winery. No matter which winery you visit you are sure to see some of the most breathtaking scenery you have ever seen in your life. Several of the wineries have restaurants or small stores where you can have lunch or a picnic while you sit and view the beautiful grounds.

If you are looking for the perfect place for your wedding, family reunion, or just a weekend getaway, you are sure to find the perfect spot in Cowichan Valley. Several of the wineries offer wedding and party packages. Merridale Estate Cidery even has a spa for your relaxing pleasure which offers many spectacular spa packages.

La Pommeraie Bistro at the Merridale Estate Cidery
La Pommeraie Bistro at the Merridale Estate Cidery