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Church and State Wines

1445 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-2671
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As Vancouver Island’s largest and most prolific winery, Church & State Wines Brentwood is a must-see for every visitor to the Victoria region. Pouring award-winning wines daily from both our Vancouver Island Estate and Okanagan Estate vineyards, Church & State is a unique experience just 15 minutes from Downtown. Join us for lunch from May to December in our bistro, featuring a fresh menu made from the finest local ingredients. Executive Chef Desiree Perrin creates unique dishes with the best of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, each perfectly paired with Church & State’s award winning wines. Reservations for groups of 8 or more are required.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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1445 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-2671
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by just to check out the wines but stayed for lunch. It was fabulous! The soup of the day was seafood chowder and it was so good! The salad and baked brie were also delicious. The winery is beautiful and the staff was...More

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds and the building are lovely. It seems like a very nice, welcoming place...until you get inside. The staff seems bored and as if helping you is a big issue for them. They are not all that knowledgeable about the wines, and they do...More

Thank fly2muchDAL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an entire day sampling wines from various wineries, beers from breweries and a distillery and cider house. This was the only stop where the employees were completely uninterested in teaching or helping. Here was little interaction with us---they simply poured the wine choices...More

Thank Calimomma3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a tasting . The staff is marvellous , and so knowledgeable . We love their wines . This time we really came to meet a friend for lunch on the veranda . It is so pleasant overlooking the vineyard . We had...More

Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick tasting and fell in love with this place. Beautiful view and the kids loved the fact they could drink juice. Would definitely go back!

Thank JessicaLB40
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We visited the winery the day before the wedding we were to attend & tasted & purchased their wines. Our tasting experience was very informed, the wedding was so beautiful & our food at the reception was excellent. The only negative thing I have to...More

Thank Cori C
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Do not do not go to this establishment!!!!! We did tastings at 5 other wineries the week before and were very pleased with the wine experts that provided excellent information regarding the wines we tasted. The pours we generous and we were never waiting for...More

2  Thank Neil M
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

$8 tasting fee which you need to buy two bottles to waive. Not sure why they have this practice as much smaller wineries have no fees, or much smaller ones. The wines aren't anything special tbh. I'm surprised they have a winery on Vancouver Island...More

1  Thank Loves2wine
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after we left Butchart Gardens. The outside is beautiful as you drive past the grape vines. Inside is just as nice where you can taste their wines at a large wooden bar, plenty of seating. We walked in at 4:30 for...More

Thank scottfromerie
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We had enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day Brunch (our 5th large family event at the Vineyard) and decided to take the afternoon off and celebrate our son's birthday at the vineyard. The website indicated it was open and so we made the trip out. On...More

1  Thank Travellingfamily12
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