2011 Festival Participants also see
1. Yellow Point Cranberries
7 days a week
11am to 5pm
4532 Yellowpoint Road, Ladysmith
The Cranberry Café will be open with a limited menu of
cranberry baked goods, drinks, soup and cranberry pesto
pizza. Enjoy complimentary sampling of cranberry wine
and sampling of over 25 farm-made cranberry products
from heirloom cranberry salsa to cranberry streusel cake
to cranberry tapenade. Choose a self-guided tour or a
guided tour at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm
including harvest, cleaning and sorting, and packaging
2. Stone Soup Inn
Saturday 5pm to 10pm
6755 Cowichan Lake Road, Cowichan Lake
Experience a five course locavore dinner with optional local wine
pairing. The menu may change daily based on the availability of
seasonal local ingredients. Everything is made from scratch and is
simply prepared, with a focus on timing, restraint and the wines and
ciders of the area.
On Sat., Sept. 17th at 6:30 pm join special guest Canadian wine expert
John Schreiner for an evening of five courses of fine Valley
ingredients with paired Cowichan wines and insightful explanation.
3. Averill Creek Vineyard
Saturday & Sunday
11am to 5pm
6552 North Road, Duncan
Complimentary tours of the winery. Wine tastings - $5
for 5 tickets, 1 ticket per 1 oz pour. Visit their artizan market with Untamed Feast, Fat Chili Farm,
Vancouver Island Salt Company, Café Caravaggio and
Cowichan Pasta Company. Culinary fare provided by Art to
Eat Catering. Live music on the patio with Dave Hart
with guest vocalist Meena, Sat. only.
On Sat., Sept. 17th, a five course Winemaker’s Dinner
hosted by Deerholme Farm and renowned Chef Bill Jones
featuring Averill Creek wines and Cowichan foods with
Spanish flavours. Tickets: $125.
4. Deol Family Estate
7 days a week
11am to 5pm
6645 Somenos Road, Duncan
The Deol family presents Traditional Indian Cuisine like
Popuras and Somosas to accompany your wine tasting. All
Deol wines are produced from 100% estate grown grapes.
5. 22 Oaks Winery
Sunday 11am to 5pm
1-6380 Lakes Road, Duncan
Enjoy complimentary tastings of their wines and shopping the wares of
local artisans including the Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth,
Garland’s Smokehouse and others in their wonderful picnic area
overlooking Quamichan Lake. The perfect place to enjoy a bottle of
wine with friends. They are very happy to announce the release of
their 2009 Foch. Taste this limited, 100% Cowichan wine.
6. Providence Farm
Saturday & Sunday
11am to 5pm
Thursday & Friday are working days on the farm,
public is welcome.
1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan
The property on which Providence Farm sits today was settled in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Ann. For 100 years, a school operated on the property and today, it is home to Providence Farm, a charitable organization that uses horticultural therapy to help adults in the Cowichan Valley with mental health issues, brain injuries and development challenges. Providence Farm invites visitors to come visit on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th.
On Saturday, visitors are invited to self-tour themselves or join Farm founder, Jack Hutton, for a guided tour at 1:00 pm. The Farm’s nursery is also open on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
On Sunday the Farm, in partnership with the Cowichan Green Community is hosting “Share the Harvest: A Family Celebration of Local Food and Fun”. A pancake breakfast will kick Sunday off at 9:00 am and family activities will carry on throughout the day until 4:00 pm. Thursday, September 15th and Friday, September 16th are working days at the Farm, but the public is welcome to self-tour.
7. Riverwalk Café at the
& Conference Centre
Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am - 3pm
Saturday for Dinner 4:30pm - 8pm
200 Cowichan Way, Duncan
An ideal destination for Authentic Contemporary Native
Cuisine. Their chef has created a delicious menu using
traditional ingredients such as salmon, venison,
buffalo, and halibut. Each dish is prepared individually
and served with a complimentary basket of freshly baked
native breads. Guests can enjoy their meals in the
relaxing atmosphere on their patio along the beautiful
Cowichan River with local wines.
8. Glenora Farm - Glenora
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am to 8pm
3631 Glenora Road, Duncan
Glenora Corners Store & Cafe offers a special festival
menu and live music at the outdoor cafe. Glenora Farm is
a place where care givers and people with developmental
disabilities live, learn and work together, sharing in a
culturally rich and productive environment.
9. Zanatta Winery &
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm
5039 Marshall Road, Duncan
Tastings in the courtyard as well as Champagne tastings
on the veranda with flights of Champagne. Vinoteca
restaurant & wine bar offers a special festival menu
with optional pairings.
10. Godfrey Brownell
Special Festival Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
4911 Marshall Road, Duncan
Tasting and tapas all day each day. On Sat. from 1 pm - 4 pm Maureen Washington performs and on Sun. from 1 pm - 4 pm enjoy Orkestra Slivovica, an exuberant Balkan-Gypsy Band.
On Sat., Sept. 17th, from 5pm to 9pm the traditional dinner dance with a performance by Orkestra Slivovica complete with a dinner buffet and a sparkling wine. Tickets: $50.
11. Rocky Creek Winery
Monday 11am - 4pm
1854 Myhrest Road, Cowichan Bay
Tastings el fresco at the wine café with wines by the glass and flights of wine with snacks to purchase. Sparkling Bar - Taste some final new releases alone or pair them with our WOW Wild Blackberry for a Mure Royale. Enjoy the oyster bar and the view.
On Sat., Sept. 17th and Sun., Sept. 18th at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm 3:00 pm Cooking Demos with The Fabulous Duo of Mark (Winemaker) and Brian (Stonefield Farms) will entertain you with some great ideas. Samples will be given for the front rows. Stonefield Farm will be onsite with cooking demo ingredients. Walk in amongst the grapes for “Vendors in the Vineyard” to see regional offerings or go on a Winemaker tour see the equipment and stump the Winemaker for a free keychain.
On Sun., Sept. 17th savour items from Farm's Gate Food & Catering and on Sun., Sept. 18th meet Winefeast 2011 author Troy Townsin for a book signing.
12. Masthead Restaurant
7 days a week 5pm to 10pm
1705 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay
On Thurs., Sept. 15th, at 4:30 pm an exclusive event
with a Riedel Glass Tasting of Alderlea Vineyards’ wines
at the Masthead Restaurant. All guests will take home a
complimentary set of four Riedel Crystal Tasting
Glasses. Guests will then stroll to the Arthur Vickers
Gallery for a reception with hors d’oeurvres, bubbly and
intimate conversation with the artist. The evening will
conclude with a four course Taste of Cowichan dinner by
Chef Martin Harrison with local wine pairing. Tickets:
13. terrain regional
7 days a week 8am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday until 10pm
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay
Sit back and relax, enjoy
delicious food and wines, while watching for sea lions,
seals, humpback whales and orcas, or be soothed by a
beautiful west coast sunset. They are proud to provide a
casual, fine dining experience, bringing the splendours
of the Cowichan Valley to your table. All of their meals
are prepared with only local seafood, meats, vegetables
and cheeses, served with a great selection of local
On Sun., Sept. 18th, at 7 pm, terrain regional kitchen
and the oceanfront suites in Cowichan Bay present the
Festival Wrap Up Party. Live music ~ Scott McGill &
Groove Social. Tickets: $25.
14. Cherry Point Estate
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
840 Cherry Point Road, Cobble Hill
Visit the tasting room or the Bistro Restaurant and
enjoy their unique vineyard views, fresh local
ingredients, innovative West Coast inspired cuisine,
great Island wine and unmatched service.
On Fri., Sept. 16th, the Friends of Cherry Point Dinner
will feature a special wine release. Only 90 tickets are
available for sale at $65. Annually sold out event.
15. Enrico Winery
7 days a week
11am to 5pm
3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay
Home to award winning wines and friendly people. Join them in their Cantina for a wine tasting and stroll through their picturesque vineyards of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega, Cabernet Foch and Cabernet Libra. Relax and sip wine in their picnic area by the trout pond. They would love to meet you and show you around. Enrico’s mission is to please you with premium quality wines.
On Sun., Sept. 18, from Noon - 3 pm, Enrico Winery will introduce the wonderful marriage of Classic cars with classic wine. Century Toppers Rod & Custom Car Club of Victoria B.C. was established in the spring of 1957 by a group of 16-17 year old car enthusiasts. Model A's, '40 Fords, '40 Mercs, '40 Chev's, etc. were a dime a dozen. Nearly every kid had or had access to an old car to tinker with. What better way to spend your Sunday? Along with the musical talents of Dave Hart!
16. Organic Fair Inc.
7 days a week
10am to 5pm
1935 Doran Road, Cobble Hill
Come to their beautiful organic farm and enjoy a fresh
from the farm gourmet country lunch from 12 pm till 5 pm
Sat. & Sun. Experience a delicious organic chocolate
tasting, quench your thirst with a farm grown soda and
finish with the best organic ice cream in our signature
handmade waffle cone. Lunch Menu available.
17. Merridale Ciderworks
Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 3pm
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill
During the festival Merridale Cider is offering Cider Tastings by donation, self-guided tours cellar and orchard tours, free deli & bakery samples and lunch in the Bistro (reservations recommended).
Free events: “Art in Progress” - 12-3 pm Sat., Sept. 17th & Sun, Sept. 18th - a collective gathering of local artists in the apple orchard, and a true feast for the eyes as you watch artwork in progress-Chantey Deal, Susan Witham, Dave Airs, Carol Anne Shaw, Devon Gillett, Andrew Kent, Elizabeth Wellborn, and Pipi Tustian, our resident artist. All work available in the store. “Meet the Author” – 12-3 pm Sat., Sept. 17th -Troy Townsin.
Reservations required: Sun., Sept. 18th, 3 pm - Distilling Seminar, Barrel tastings and soon to be released carbonated fruit vodka with Rick Pipes; 4 pm - “The Audition” – A ballet comedy performance by the pond with dinner theatre packages; and, 5 pm - Pizza Night Performance with Eric Harper live on the deck of the Ciderhouse -indulge in gourmet pizza and drink as we wrap up the festive weekend.
18. Unsworth Vineyards
Friday to Sunday 11am - 6pm
2915 Cameron-Taggart Road, Mill Bay
Picnic lunches available during open hours, with
Unsworth wines and delicacies from Amusé Restaurant.
Jessica Kerr, a local weaver, will have her art on
display. The picnic lunches are available throughout the
festival: charcuterie boards - Amusé cured meats,
mustards, chutneys and local cheese that pair with
Unsworth wine, choice of white or red.
On Sat., Sept. 17th, 12 pm - 4 pm, Unsworth together
with Amusé Restaurant present a wine and food pairing.
Music Entertainment by Oliver Swain. Tickets: Amusé
Restaurant & Bakery and Unsworth Vineyards. Tickets:
19. O.U.R. Ecovillage
7 days a week
10am to 4pm
1565 Baldy Mountain Road, Shawnigan Lake
Who owns the food chain?! Let’s talk food security in
the Cowichan - come to the 2011 Insight into GMOs
Symposium at O.U.R. Ecovillage, with keynote speaker Dr.
D. Huber. Yummy local treats, edible landscaping, local
producer kiosks, exquisite natural buildings, and their
annual local food feast FUNdraiser sit-down dinner. Drop
in during the festival, or reserve early for the dinner
20. GBS Glassblowing
Sunday 10am to 5pm
678 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake
Watch an old world artisan at his craft during glass
blowing demonstration. Browse their fine range of gifts