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Courtenay BC / Comox Valley B&B and Vacation Rental Accommodation
Comox, Vancouver Island,  British Columbia, Canada

Wines of Vancouver Island

Wine making is a recent industry on Vancouver Island. Vintners had been slow to recognise the existence of areas on the Island where the climate is highly suitable for grape growing. Since it's recent inception, wine making has been quickly proliferating on Vancouver Island, and excellent wines have resulted from a growing number of small wineries.

Wine, wines, winery tours, wineries, vintners, vinyards

Self-guided winery tours of Vancouver Island are a new feature to add to the many holiday activities that Vancouver Island has to offer.

Vancouver Island Wineries

From the Comox Valley, the trail of wineries can be picked up one hour's drive south on the Inland Island Highway at Nanaimo. Continuing south for another half hour or so, the Cowichan Valley cradles the greatest concentration of wineries. Further south, the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, and Salt Spring and Saturna in the Gulf Islands. Below are listed some of the wineries to be encountered along the route south from the Comox Valley to Victoria at the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Chateau Wollf 

2534 Maxey Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V6 
Phone: 250-753-9669

Cowichan Valley

Godfrey Brownell Vineyards

4911 Marshall Road
Duncan BC

Blue Grouse Vineyards

4365 Blue Grouse Road
Duncan, BC 
V9L 6M3 Canada 
Phone: (250) 743-3834

Cherry Point Vineyard

840 Cherry Point Road, RR# 3 
Cobble Hill, B.C. Canada V0R 1L0 
Tel: (250) 743-1272 

Vignetti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan
B.C. V9L 6S3
Telephone: (250) 748-2338
Restaurant (250) 709-2279
email:  Vigneti Zanetta

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

4235 Trans Canada Hwy., RR1 
Cobble Hill, BC 
V0R 1L0 Canada 
Telephone 250-743-5630

Saturna Island

Saturna Island Winery and Vineyard

P.O. Box 54, 8 Quarry Road
Saturna Island, B.C. V0N 2Y0 
Tel:  (250) 539-5139 or (250) 539-3521 
Toll Free:   1-877-918-3388 

Saanich Peninsula

Chalet Estate Winery

11195 Chalet Road
North Saanich BC
V8L 5M1

Wines of British Columbia

British Columbia vintners are now producing forty five varities of grapes and the wines that result are earning increasing worldwide recognition at competitions.

Listed below are the various grapes grown in British Columbia. ( source: ).

 Auxerrois  Bacchus 
 Cabernet Franc  Cabernet Sauvignon 
 Chancellor  Chardonnay 
 Chasselas  Chelois 
 Chenin Blanc  Ehrenfelser 
 Fruit Wines  Gamay Noir 
 Gewûrztraminer  Kerner 

 Lemberger  Madeline Angevine 
 Madeline Sylvaner  Maréchal Foch 
 Merlot  Müller-Thurgau 
 Muscat  Okanagan Riesling 
 Optima  Oraniesteiner 
 Ortega  Pinot Blanc 
 Pinot Gris  Pinot Meunier 
 Pinot Noir  Pinot Pinotage 

 Proprietory Wines  Riesling 
 Rotberger  Rougeon 
 Sauvignon Blanc  SchÖburger 
 St. Laurent  Sémillon 
 Siegerrebe  Sovereign Opal 
 Sparking Wine  Syrah 
 Traminer  Trebbiano 
 Verdelet  Vidal Blanc 

For more on BC wines and wineries, visit Wines of Canada -an excellent resource offering extensive information on wines in British Columbia and the rest of Canada.
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