Vancouver Island Wine Country

BC wine tasting, great food, amazing scenery

Whether you’re a wine aficionado or simply love the countryside and vineyards, you’ll love this guided tour.  With this in mind, we’ll take you to spectacular Vancouver Island Wine Country.  Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or port of entry in Victoria, BC. Then,  take you on a drive along scenic country roads to vineyards and distilleries.

This tour is in the Island’s Saanich peninsula, not far from Victoria and close to Butchart Gardens

Stop at a few award winning vineyards and afterwards, enjoy great food and wine pairing by the seaside.  Enjoy fabulous sightseeing, wine tasting, and food at a local favorite spot in Cordova Bay.  Your guide will share interesting facts about this wine region near Victoria, BC.   The Saanich area offers wonderful locally made wine from grapes grown in their vineyards.  Notably, the region boast excellent  gin and vodka distilleries that you may wish to visit.

As well, our guided wine tour along the Saanich peninsula, can be combined with a visit to world famous Butchart Gardens.  Enjoy a stroll through the lovely grounds of huge trees and spectacular flower gardens, followed by lunch and wine tasting . Noteworthy, is

The first Vancouver Island wineries that begun around 1920 with wines produced from loganberries

Noteworthy is a Provincial Government project that assessed 100 varieties of grapes.  As a result, they identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for the seaside environment. You’ll enjoy the drive along the fertile peninsula of Vancouver Island. It is a wonderful land of farms and gardens. Especially nice, are the lovely local vineyards and their warm hospitality.  Moreover, the vineyards we choose to visit are unique with welcoming patrons that love to share their stories while you are wine tasting.

To sum up,  we like to suggest lunch or dinner at a local favorite restaurant by the seaside, that has a variety of wines to pair with your meal. However, you may choose to have lunch in a vineyard bistro.

Duration: 4 - 8 hours

Availability: May - September

EV Tours

We had a marvellous day touring the picturesque Saanich country side when we booked a half-day wine tour with EV Tours
April, Vancouver, BC