• Location: Victoria, Canada
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Discover Vancouver Island’s wine region of Cowichan Valley on this 6-hour guided tour. Traveling in a small group limited to just 10 people, get to know three family-owned wineries and taste anywhere from five to nine wines at each place. Meet the owners and winemakers along the way, and stop at a local seaside village cheese shop. Not only will you savor wine, you’ll also get to enjoy drives through a temperate rain forest, mountain vistas, and farmland. Hotel transport included.

Highlights

  • 6-hour winery tour of Cowichan Valley from Victoria
  • Visit three local wineries that do not use pesticides in their products
  • Enjoy five to seven tastings at each winery
  • Explore quaint shops in a seaside village
  • Round-trip hotel transport available
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people

What You Can Expect

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour in Vancouver Island

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Located just 40 minutes outside of Victoria, Cowichan Valley is Vancouver Island’s thriving wine region. This 6-hour tour takes you to three family-owned wineries and through scenic landscapes. While wine is the focus, the day also features, cheese, charcuterie, balsamic vinegar, and jams along the way.

After pickup from your downtown Victoria hotel (reservation needed), hit the road by late morning. The Cowichan Valley wine region uses no pesticides or insecticides. At each winery that you will visit, grapes are grown on the same lands where the vintage owners live and work.
 
Savor anywhere from five to seven, sometimes even nine, wines for you to try--at each winery. Purchase along the way as you like. (Wine cannot be shipped to the US, only Canada. US guests may buy as much as they like with little duty due.)

You’ll have the opportunity to stop at a nearby seaside village and check out the charming stores. The village shop serves local delights, such as cheese and charcuterie. Don’t miss the delicious offerings at the organic bakery.

Please note: This tour is available Wednesdays through Sundays all year except in January. You must be at least 19 years old to participate. If you wish to book the tour as a private one for your family, there are no age restrictions to join, but you must be at least 19 years old to taste wine.

Customer Reviews

Tia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We loved this tour! Our guide was informative, funny and engaging. Unfortunately I have forgotten her name, but she is the owner of the company. The tour was everything described in the listing and more. The people at the wineries were attentive and educational.

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a great tour to 3 Cowichan Valley wineries. David, our tour operator, carefully selected the wineries to visit, each one unique. From the moment he picked us up at our hotel, we had an entertaining experience, stopping at memorable spots for the incredible views. Each winery that we visited was unique. The first was a small family winery that prides itself on making wines because they like the particular winery. The second was a larger winery with good wines and at that one, David prepared us a picnic lunch which we enjoyed on picnic tables next to the vines. The final winery was medium sized with unusual varieties of grapes. We highly recommend this trip.

Katie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I've been on several wine tours in Napa and Sonoma. They all had nothing on this tour. I enjoyed the small group we had 5 total, which meant we weren't waiting around for drifters to get on to the next place and actually got to hit 4 wineries and stop for some scenic views. The lunch provided was delicious and our tour guide Don was an amazing guide. He even dropped us off right in front of our Air BnB apartment versus the selected hotel point. Would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Victoria that wants to get out of town for the day.

Beverly B

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

We had a good trip, visited 3 wineries and a lavender farm. We liked the diversity of the wineries and our tour guide actually the owner of the company was our guide. She provided a light lunch and wine for us. Being picked up at our hotel was also a big plus. Having her as our guide was a bonus because she had so many stories to tell. She has definitely built a bond with the wineries as the interaction with her and the winery hosts was very noticeable. We are from California and it was great to taste and learn about the wine region in British Columbia. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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