Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Vancouver Island BC is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and that's not the only reason to visit! Besides having some of the best scenery in Canada, it has incredible food scene, and great wineries.
MY FAVORITE PLACES:
Wondering where to do a wine tasting and eat on Vancouver Island ? Well you're in luck, because the restaurant and wine scene on Vancouver Island is amazing! Recently I had the chance to check out some amazing places.
SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE is located on Whiffen spit on the scenic west coast of Vancouver Island. The food was all locally sourced and the menu changes daily with a Wine pairing to follow each course.
10 ACRES is in the heart of downtown Victoria, right by the inner harbor. Whatever they don't grow on their own 10 acre farm, they locally source out for like minded farmers. The one thing I loved about 10 acre is they compost everything back to the farm to enrich the soil.
VILLA EYRIE RESORT is a beautiful resort on the Malahat over looking the inlet. Not only is the view unreal the food and wine is to die for.
UNSWORTH VINEYARDS is one of my favorite wineries on Vancouver island, located in the Cowichan valley. The pizza was probably some of the best pizza I have ever had, and I highly recommended just driving up to taste the sparkling Rosé. YOU WILL BE ADDICTED.
FIRE AND WATER RESTAURANT is located in downtown Victoria and it provides a relaxing atmosphere to savor authentic seafood made from fresh local ingredients.
LOCALS RESTAURANT is located in beautiful Comox Valley, Locals restaurant uses all local ingredients to make there delicious meals.
VISTA 18 WEST COAST GRILL is located on the 18th floor of Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites in the heart of downtown Victoria. With an extraordinary menu/wine list and breathtaking views of the Victoria's Inner Harbour, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, and downtown Victoria. Defiantly a must see if visiting Victoria.
WILD RENFREW has a homey feel to it, and it is located in Port Renfrew at the heart of Snuggery Cove. A must-see when visiting Port Renfrew.
FACT: Wineries in the Cowichan Valley are generally shielded from Pacific Ocean storms by nearby mountains and have a long growing season with low frost risk.
FACT: Winemaking on Vancouver Island began in the early 1920’s with wines produced from loganberries by the Growers’ Wine Company.
FACT: Vineyards on Vancouver Island are centered on the Cowichan Valley. There are also producers close to Nanaimo, the Saanich Peninsula and Victoria.
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