Office 250.246.5055 | Cell 250.252.0888 jim@chemainustours.com

Wine & Cheese Tour

In The Cowichan Valley

Chemainus Tours Wine & Cheese Tour

Chemainus Tours Logo Victoria Duncan Chemainus Nanaimo

Four Stops That Will Melt Your Heart! The awards being won by the vintners and cider makers of Cowichan are too many to list.

Here is your opportunity hop aboard one of Chemainus Tours beautiful bus charters and see where the fruit is grown, learn how it is transformed, meet the vintners and taste their products. A stop at the local cheese makers is a natural match. A scenic relaxing & tasty tour in the country.

Region: Cowichan Valley, Southern Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada Enrollment: Minimum 10 – Maximum 24
Duration: One day Activity Level: Easy A little walking required
Price:  $120 CAD plus GST Age: Recommendation: 19+
Tour Dates:

  • By request
  • or by group booking (10 – 20 people) year round
What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun screen
  • Camera
Includes:

  • Transportation, Driver & Guide
  • Tours and Tasting
  • Lunch
Does Not Include:

  • Gratuities
Departs: Times to be arranged, approx. first pick up 9 am. Returns: Approx. arrivals between 4:30 – 5:30

Package Details

Chemainus Tours Wine & Cheese Tour Merridale Cider
Chemainus Tours Wine & Cheese Tour Vigneta Zanata Vineyard
Chemainus Tours Wine & Cheese Tour Hilary’s Fine Cheeses
Chemainus Tours Wine & Cheese Tour Blue Grouse Vineyard

The first stop of the day is the picnic area at Merridale Cider where they pop the cork of their champagne cider for your enjoyment. Learn how to taste, and what to look for in cider before you begin your journey into cider making. Tastings in the beautiful house include all of their ciders, including the newly released winter apple (absolutely delicious) When you finish the tour you will be a cider connoisseur.

Then it’s on to Vigneta Zanata Vineyard where the wine is aged in French oak and you can enjoy scenic valley views. Barrel fermenting and minimal filtration produce their full bodied complex wines, which you will enjoy samples of in the cozy tasting room. This will be followed by a buffet lunch on the vineyard patio.

Save a little room though because next we are off to Hilary’s Fine Cheeses to sample their locally produced cheeses. Hilary & Patty Abbott are the only cheese makers in the Cowichan Valley and they produce some delicious cheese.

Next we’re off to the Blue Grouse Vineyard, a family ‘estate winery’ where ‘infinite small steps are taken with precision and pride, dedicated to creating excellence in a bottle’. Where you will enjoy an in depth guided tour involving a look at grape growing and wine making at a “farm” winery ending up in the tasting room to sample the current Cherry Point wines.

The final stop of the day is Cherry Point Vineyard, where you will enjoy an in depth guided tour involving a look at grape growing and wine making at a “farm” winery ending up in the tasting room to sample the current Cherry Point wines.

Finally, let’s raise a glass to a great day! Cheers!

Chemainus Tours

Office 250.246.5055 | Cell 250.252.0888 jim@chemainustours.com
9448 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, B.C.