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WINE TOUR PACKAGES

 

 

Experience Cowichan Wine Country!


 

You don’t have to go to Europe or California for a first class wine & culinary vacation, we have it all right here in Cowichan. Why battle with flights, highways and crowds, why not experience Cowichan Wine Country on Vancouver Island and save your peace of mind….and a small fortune!                                                                                        

 

Packages Include:

Ø 2 nights accommodation

Ø 2 breakfasts

Ø 2 days of wine touring with your own private tour guide featuring fantastic scenery on a drive through beautiful countryside along meandering backroads with stops to visit, taste and tour 10 wine and culinary locations.

Ø 2 delightfully different agri lunch experiences

Ø 1 Cowichan dinner featuring local cuisine

 

Basic Outline

ü Check in at 4pm first evening at your arranged accommodation.

ü Enjoy leisurely breakfasts each morning

ü Board transportation each morning 10:30am and return to hotel by 4:30pm

ü Dinner on the evening of the first tour day

 

 

$499 (+ GST) per person 

Sample Itinerary

Available for 2 - 6 people

Contact  Alison Philp to confirm your dates prior to booking

 

 

 

Testimonials:

"I just wanted to re-iterate what a lovely time my mum and I had on your wine and culinary tour (September 10 -12, 2013) . I had hoped to find a fully organized trip that was more than just an afternoon or a day, and the expedition you provided fit the bill perfectly. All of the locations we visited were very welcoming, but your acquaintance with the producers meant we got an extra level of attention and more of a “behind the scenes” look at things. There was an interesting mix of things to see and taste, and of course everyone was free to sample as much as they pleased without having to worry about getting around safely! We travelled in comfort and never felt rushed to head off to the next destination. Mum described the tour as laid-back and also wanted you to know that she particularly enjoyed sampling the unusual wines at your own “estate”. You obviously know the region like the back of your hand, so we had the bonus of going along some really scenic country roads between stops. Our two winery lunches were delightful, and again your connections meant we were given great tables as well as great food from the chefs. Also the evening event, Meet Your Maker, was made more special by the interaction you facilitated with several of the Cowichan winemakers. I’ve been telling my co-workers what a good trip it was and even showed some of them the guest package you provided. Good luck with any future tours you put together. You’re probably filling a considerable niche with all the “foodies” out there, and the growing interest in how and where the things we consume are produced should assure you lots of interest from near and far." Janet Thornton, Vancouver, BC

 

"The two day packaged tour (April 5 - 7, 2013) was wonderful.  We learned a lot about the local wine and food culture in the Cowichan Valley.  The restaurant choices were excellent, the hotel was great.  The winery staff all welcomed us warmly and were clearly very proud of their products.  We came home with lots of wine to try at home.  We truly enjoyed the weekend. You can count on us to spread the word to friends and family."  Jody Aylard, Victoria, BC

 

"Lois and I had a wonderful time on the 2 day package (April 5 - 7, 2013) . Doug (Encore Limousine) was great, very informative and helpful. The hotel was wonderful. The wines were varied and there was something for every one. Lois and I were not familiar with the Cowichan Valley wines but we are now fans and have been telling our friends and family all about them. We would definitely be interested in doing another wine tourist weekend to try the wineries we missed.  Thank you"   Lynn Ostle, Victoria, BC