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Redwood City...
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Wine tasting

How far are the winerys from downtown Victoria, I will be renting a car.

Thanks :)

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Wine tasting

Here you go....

hellobc.com/victoria/…wineries-vineyards.aspx

Don't go expecting much! :-)

The wines are poor at best and are lousy value.

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Wine tasting

http://www.islandnet.com/~victourism/mall/aavanisle/cowichan-valley-vineyards.htm

Have a look at the above link. The Cobble Hill area is only about 20 minutes from Victoria.

Vancouver-by-the-Sea
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3. Re: Wine tasting

Quite disagree with the previous respondent-I prefer wines from the nearby Cowichan Valley and some of the Whites made there are delicious especially the Madeleine Angevine & Ortega.

I do agree that they are overpriced but so is everything in BC.

If you're at all interested Merridale Cidery is well worth a stop.

http://www.wineislands.ca/

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Wine tasting

The Merridale Cidery is great!

Redwood City...
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5. Re: Wine tasting

Thank you everyone for the helpful replies. Well if I don't like the wines I do hear that you have great tasting cheese up there. :))

Vancouver, Canada
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6. Re: Wine tasting

Cheese we can do! And we do some pretty decent wines on the Naramata Bench and In Oliver. Not so much on Vancouver Island...

Look for Tiger Blue cheese from Poplar Grove...

Do you have everything else sorted out for your visit to Victoria?

David

Edited: 11:38 pm, December 12, 2012
vancouver
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for Vancouver
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7. Re: Wine tasting

Ya the Okanagan ( Naramata, Oliver etc..) is our primary wine region where our best ones come from

Redwood City...
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8. Re: Wine tasting

Right now David I'm in my early stage of my trip planning for Vancouver and Vancouver Island for spring of next year. I always like to get a jump start early on my plans. My wife and I do love seafood so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know also.

Thanks :)

Vancouver, Canada
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for Vancouver
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9. Re: Wine tasting

When you're ready, I'd post a new question about food on the appropriate local forums for where you will be eating.

Victoria, Canada
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for Victoria, Port Angeles
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10. Re: Wine tasting

Check the winery maps; the closest wineries are only 15 minutes away.

The wines of the Cowichan Valley, about an hour and a quarter away, are better. In particular: Venturi-Schulze Vineyards, Zanatta Winery & Vinoteca Restaurant, Cherry Point Estate Wines & Bistro, Merridale, and Godfrey Brownell Vineyards at http://gbvineyards.com/blog/ , are worth visiting. Some of these have excellent restaurants onsite.

I recommend Cherry Point's Agria, but unfortunately as far as i know, you can only get it now in their Bête Noire which is a cross varietal, cross-vintage blend of their Pinot Noir 2007, Agria 2009 and Castell 2009.

Note that any prices you see will include all taxes.