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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley
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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley
The Cowichan Valley region is rich with fertile land and a mild climate perfect for producing wine, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and much more. Join this 8-hour informative and interactive tour and taste your way through the valley. Visit some top wineries and local producers while driving throughout the scenic countryside. Your tour includes a curated itinerary complete with back of house access and generous samples at each stop, transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, tasting fees at all five locations, lunch, and a commemorative group tour photo. Tour group size ranges anywhere from 3 to 11 guests.

Please Note: Tour requires a minimum of 2 people per booking
What to Expect
A visit to the Cowichan Valley isn’t complete without going on a food and wine tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Only 45 minutes from the bustle of Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley truly is a little piece of the beautiful Island countryside. Your 8-hour tour includes tastings at five different venues, plus lunch and tasty snacks along the way. 

Start the day with a wine tasting to get your tastebuds ready for the day. Afterwards, nourish yourself with a locally sourced lunch in the countryside at an amazing local restaurant. After lunch, you'll continue tasting the afternoon away throughout the valley's numerous vineyards and learn firsthand why Cowichan's burgeoning wine industry has earned a well-deserved reputation for award-winning wines. From land to hand, find out how your favorite wines are made and why specific grapes thrive on Vancouver Island.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
We are seriously impressed!!

Leif's 8 day guided itinerary introduced us to Vancouver and Salt Spring Islands and provided the perfect balance of natural attractions, farm gate visits and good company. Congratulations!

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful, delicous, unforgettable tour around a fantastic winery and craft beer & cider farms

We went on the full-day wine, beer and cider tour with Brendan and had an absolutely fantastic time. The wine, beer and cider were amazing, lunch was delicious, and thanks to our guide we learned a huge amount about wine-making and brewing process, as well...More

Thank vancity_tourer
Brendan M, Exploration Expert at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm glad you had such an amazing time! You got a true taste of the fantastic variety this island has to offer. Westholme Tea Farm is such a unique experience, I'm happy we got to share it together. ✌️

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to learn about Nanaimo Craft Beverages!

Leif made the trip between craft beer, distilleries and chocolate shop fun and interesting. The upscale van we travelled in is comfortable and has huge windows for viewing enroute. We learned a lot about the equipment and skill involved in crafting beer, vodka and gin...More

Thank I8328QZcherylb
Reviewed June 10, 2018
Incredible Day on Gabriola!

We had an amazing day exploring the local culture and natural beauty of Gabriola Island! Our tour guides Leif and Brendan were super friendly, knowledgeable, and an absolute joy to spend the day with! We got to visit a variety of local artists including a...More

Thank Kenzie S
Brendan M, Exploration Expert at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Kenzie, we loved having you on the tour! Its hard not to enjoy yourself on Gabriola. I'm glad you had a great day exploring with us.

Reviewed May 21, 2018
What a Fun Day!

We toured 3 wineries and a cider producer. Lunch at Merridale Cidery was lovely. The wineries were so different from each other, but each offered a unique tasting experience.

Thank Sheila H
Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

Thanks Sheila! Glad you enjoyed the tour and how we craft the tours so you get a bit of everything. From small 6-acre estate wineries to wineries that are pumping out 10,000 cases a year, you get to see it all!

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