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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch at a local restaurant
  • Wine tastings are included
  • An easy and safe way to visit several wineries in a single day
Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley
From US$108.91
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On this day tour to the Cowichan Valley you will get exclusive access to top wineries, where you can taste some of the wines and fresh produce for which this region is famous. Learn about wine making in the valley while having fun with your friends or special someone. This is a great way for everyone in your party to sample some delicious local wines, as you don’t need to worry about who will be designated driver.
What to Expect
A visit to the Cowichan Valley isn’t complete without going on a food and wine tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Only 45 minutes from the bustle of Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley truly is a little piece of the beautiful Island countryside. Your 8-hour tour includes tastings at five different venues, plus lunch and tasty snacks along the way. 
Start the day with a wine tasting to get your tastebuds ready for the day. Afterwards, nourish yourself with a locally sourced lunch in the countryside at an amazing local restaurant. After lunch, you'll continue tasting the afternoon away throughout the valley's numerous vineyards and learn firsthand why Cowichan's burgeoning wine industry has earned a well-deserved reputation for award-winning wines. From land to hand, find out how your favorite wines are made and why specific grapes thrive on Vancouver Island.
Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent tour!

Went on this tour with my son and we both enjoyed it immensely. As a local I was impressed with the accuracy of what we were told, and learned a few new things, too. Nice, flexible choice of wineries, fabulous lunch, and a bonus ice...More

Thank Rockhoun
BrendanM1732, Exploration Expert at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words. It's awesome when you can be a tourist in your own home town as well! All of those research days help me form close relationships with the owners and employees ;) Someone has to do them!

Reviewed 18 September 2018
We LOVE hanging our with Leif!

Had a wonderful day (custom tour) with Leif! No visit to the Vancouver area is complete without a lovely tour with this knowledgeable, patient, and flexible tour guide. Get ready, because he knows a lot about Canadian beer, wine, culture, and great little places to...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Wine/Brewery tour

Fantastic tour, Brendan knows a lot about the island, the wineries and the breweries. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our selves. Would recommend it to any one. Ask about the tea plantation tour

Thank Andrew F
BrendanM1732, Exploration Expert at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for the kind words, that was such a great day! I'm always more than happy to find time for the tea farm. I love showing off the variety of amazing places in this area!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
We are seriously impressed!!

Leif's 8 day guided itinerary introduced us to Vancouver and Salt Spring Islands and provided the perfect balance of natural attractions, farm gate visits and good company. Congratulations!More

Thank Fran M
Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much. I really enjoyed spending the week with you and Ken. We had great weather and all around good luck. I hope the rest of your trip went as well as our portion did and I look forward to visiting you in...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Wonderful, delicous, unforgettable tour around a fantastic winery and craft beer & cider farms

We went on the full-day wine, beer and cider tour with Brendan and had an absolutely fantastic time. The wine, beer and cider were amazing, lunch was delicious, and thanks to our guide we learned a huge amount about wine-making and brewing process, as well...More

Thank vancity_tourer
Brendan M, Exploration Expert at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

I'm glad you had such an amazing time! You got a true taste of the fantastic variety this island has to offer. Westholme Tea Farm is such a unique experience, I'm happy we got to share it together. ✌️

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Becca L
21 July 2018|
Response from LeifBogwald | Property representative |
We have our favourites, however, it depends on the day. We always try to make sure it's the best experience possible and not all wineries are able to open every day for us.
Lauren B
18 July 2018|
Response from LeifBogwald | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely!
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