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2011 Festival Participants 
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1. Yellow Point Cranberries
7 days a week 11am to 5pm
4532 Yellowpoint Road, Ladysmith
250.245.5283 • www.yellowpointcranberries.com
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 demos.

2. Stone Soup Inn
Thursday to Saturday 5pm to 10pm
6755 Cowichan Lake Road, Cowichan Lake
250.749.3848 • www.stonesoupinn.ca
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
250.709.9986 • www.averillcreek.ca
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 Winery
7 days a week 11am to 5pm
6645 Somenos Road, Duncan
250.746.3967 • www.deolestatewinery.com
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
Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm
1-6380 Lakes Road, Duncan
250.709.0787 • www.22oakswinery.ca
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
250.746.4204 • www.providence.bc.ca

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 Quw’utsun’ Cultural & Conference Centre
Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am - 3pm
Saturday for Dinner 4:30pm - 8pm
200 Cowichan Way, Duncan
250.746.8119 • www.quwutsun.ca
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 Corners Store
& Cafe
Wednesday to Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am to 8pm
3631 Glenora Road, Duncan
250.746.5313 • www.glenorafarm.com
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 & Vinoteca on
the Vineyard
Special Festival Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm
5039 Marshall Road, Duncan
250.748.2338 • www.zanatta.ca
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 Vineyards
Special Festival Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
4911 Marshall Road, Duncan
250.715.0504 • www.gbvineyards.com
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
Wednesday to Monday 11am - 4pm
1854 Myhrest Road, Cowichan Bay
250.748.5622 • www.rockycreekwinery.ca
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
250.748.3714 • www.themastheadrestaurant.com
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: $225.

13. terrain regional kitchen
7 days a week 8am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday until 10pm
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay
250.597.0050 • www.terrainregionalkitchen.com

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 wines.
   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 Wines
Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
840 Cherry Point Road, Cobble Hill
250.743.1272 • www.cherrypointvineyards.com
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
250.733.2356 • www.enricowinery.com
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
250.733.2035 • www.organicfair.com
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
250.743.4293 • http://www.merridalecider.com
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
250.929.2292 • www.unsworthvineyards.com
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: $30.

19. O.U.R. Ecovillage
7 days a week 10am to 4pm
1565 Baldy Mountain Road, Shawnigan Lake
250.743.3067 • www.ourecovillage.org
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 and symposium.

20. GBS Glassblowing
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
678 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake
250.743.5666 • www.glassblow.ca
Watch an old world artisan at his craft during glass blowing demonstration. Browse their fine range of gifts items.