Signature Wine & Cheese Tours

Cowichan Valley, Saanich Peninsula & The Gulf Islands

Did you know that southern Vancouver Island is the second-largest wine region in British Columbia?  We invite you to relax and explore the three distinct and stunning regions of the Cowichan Valley, Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands.  All of your senses will be awakened and pleasantly surprised with the veritable plethora of culinary tastes, superb wines and brilliant natural vistas.

Cowichan Valley Crush – 8 hours & 5 wineries from: $39* per person
(or 5 hours and 3 wineries from $26* per person.) 
We begin in the Provincial capital of Victoria where you will be greeted by your chauffeur and guide as your board the luxurious limousine bus.  From here we will travel north from sea level to over 1156 feet at the top of the Malahat summit.  Here we will stop to enjoy the expansive views overlooking the Salish Sea, Finnlayson Arm, & the Saanich Inlet.

Cowichan means “Land Warmed by the Sun” as it was named by the First Nations. null

The region has similar growing conditions as the northern regions of Germany & France. The warm summers, temperate mild winters and gravel filled soil suit some recognizable grape varietals like Pinot Gris, Pint Noir, Ortega, Marechal Foch as well as some fabulous blackberry dessert wines.

Although we can tailor our tours to suit your desires, our Signature Tour  visits the wineries of Averill Creek, Rocky Creek, Cherry Point Estate Vineyards, Merridale Cider Works & Unsworth Vineyards.
*Note this pricing is simply an example based on 20 people in our Krystal Koach and does not include tasting fees, but they can easily be paid for by your tour guide and added.  Tasting fees vary from winery to winery and they are often waived if wine is purchased. 

Palate of the Peninsula – 4 hours and 4 wineries (from $22* p.p.)
We begin in the Provincial capital of Victoria where you will be greeted by your chauffeur and guide as your board the luxurious limousine bus.  Then you will be escorted null
north on the Saanich Peninsula, until our first stop of Starling Lane, then Church & State, followed by the northern most and quaint stop at Muse winery followed by some more fun at Sea Cidery Ciderhouse.
*Note this pricing is simply an example based on 20 people in our Krystal Koach and does not include tasting fees, but they can easily be paid for by your tour guide and added.  Tasting fees vary from winery to winery and they are often waived if wine is purchased.

Sipping the Salish Sea – A Gulf Island Adventure!
(from $65* p.p. including 6 Island ferry cruises  )  What could be more enjoyable than combining a spectacular cruise through some of most beautiful islands in the world with amazing wine, artisan cheeses and chacuterie?  Not much…

This adventure is an all day affair commencing once again in downtown Victoria and traveling 30 minutes north to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal where your luxurious coach will drive on to the ferry and take you to 3 of the most beautiful islands in the world.

We will visit Saltspring and Mistaken Identity Vineyards on Saltspring, then over to Pender Island where we can enjoy the wines of Morning Bay.  Our next ferry takes us to the furthest Island on our journey, Satuurna, where you can sample the famous wines of Saturna Vineyard.  Then it’s Island hopping all the way back to Victoria where you will return with fond memories and thoughts of when you can do it all again.

*null Note this pricing  does include all ferry charges for both vehicle and passengers, but is subject to change and is simply an example based on 20 people in our Krystal Koach and does not include tasting fees.  Tasting fees can easily be paid for by your tour guide and added.  Tasting fees vary from winery to winery and they are often waived if wine is purchased.