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Church and State Wines

1445 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M1J5, 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 good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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“wine tasting” (21 reviews)
“great winery” (3 reviews)
“small winery” (3 reviews)
1445 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M1J5, Canada
+1 250-652-2671
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank themac2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Loves2wine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Travellingfamily12
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Great space, good wines, small selection of food for lunch that was very tasty. Right down the road from the well known Butchart Gardens so a great place to stop.

Thank Denver_ColoradoSusan
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Great site! Dine around- food was amazing. Upper end wine was great! Great service- beautiful venue!

Thank Sonja K
Candece J, Manager at Church and State Wines, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Hello! Thank-you for your visit (and the review!). We're glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 19, 2016

I've gone here for Father's Day twice now and we love it. It's such a grand spot and the dining room and balcony are gorgeous. I wish the restaurant was full-service for dinner, though. Only available for lunch and for special events. I would definitely...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We attended a November wedding at Church and State. It is a beautiful location for a wedding and I strongly recommend it. The wine is good but not great. The food was simply delicious. This is a clean, beautiful location with a spectacularly friendly and...More

Thank Vince C
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife is the wine drinker and she enjoyed the tastings of white wine they she chose. The bar area is very nice and very welcoming. They also have a bistro to eat at if you come during the operating hours.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Wife and I went to do a wine tasting. They have a fantastic tasting room. You have to pay $8 to taste 4 wines which was not bad since they gave good pours. The wine is pretty good though I wanted to taste the Boudreaux...More

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