Wine and Wonders Tour
Tour of the Two Major Attractions in the Cowichan Valley
CHERRY POINT VINEYARD
Chemainus Tours “Wine & Wonders Tours” includes Cherry Point Vineyard, the original Farmgate Winery on Vancouver Island and Chemainus, known as the “Little Town That Did©”, famous for the larger than life murals painted on the buildings throughout the town.
Chemainus Tours will pick you up in one of our beautiful appointed air conditioned charter buses, at your Hotel or place of residence at 10 AM for a drive over the spectacular Malahat Pass. Enroute we will stop at Goldstream Provincial Park, known for it’s old-growth trees and the tens of thousands of salmon that migrate up the Goldstream River each fall to spawn.
Your Chemainus Tours “Wine & Wonders Tours”, will also stop at the Split Rock Viewpoint where your guide will point out interesting landmarks. You are provided with the most scenic view of Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands. Great opportunity for photos.
Then it’s on through the Cowichan Valley, past grazing cattle and sheep to Cherry Point Vineyard. Cherry Point is the original Farmgate Winery on Vancouver Island. Yours hosts will take you on an extensive tour through the vineyard, explaining the different methods utilized for growing great grapes and also entertaining you with stories of past successes and failures. You will also be treated to a tasting of several of their different products, after which you will have the opportunity to purchase wine or other merchandise from the gift shop.
Then it’s off to Chemainus, known as “The Little Town That Did©,” this community came back from the brink of economic disaster when the local sawmill threatened to close in the early 1980’s. The community banded together and adorned the outside walls of the town with larger than life depictions of its history and heritage. Your guide will provide you with a guided tour of the murals and other historic sites. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy lunch and the many quaint and varied shops that have made Chemainus, a must stop on the Vancouver Island sightseeing circuit.
|Region: Southern Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada||Enrollment: Minimum 10 people|
|Duration: One day||Activity Level: Easy – A little walking required|
|Price: $95 CAD plus GST||Age: No age restrictions|
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||Returns: Back at your Hotel or residence in Victoria by 5 pm.|
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