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Winery: new release “Fireman’s Red”

Did you know that Saanich Firemen contribute from their salaries to their Charitable Foundation every month? Not only are they often first on the scene to manage fire, drug overdose, mental health and other medical crisis but these amazing men and women put money into their foundation to financially assist community projects.

We are very pleased […]

Dec. Sat 3rd/Sun 4th Holiday Cheer

Join us Saturday December 3rd and 4th from noon until 5 p.m. :  cozy up to a warm glass of our spiced Foch and enjoy browsing our tables filled with local craft.  Complimentary tastings of our newly released 2015 Foch and 2015 Pinot Noir.  These wines are perfect pairings for a chilly winter evening and […]

Sept 3rd – 5th Island to Island Artisan Show & Sale

Mark your calendars for this Labour Day weekend as a bit of Galiano Island creativity will be coming to Marley Farm, 1830 Mt Newton X Rd in Saanichton.  Musician Brad Prevederous and artist Janice Prevedoros have invited some of Galiano’s finest and truly unique artists to join them for a showcase of recent works inspired […]

Vineyard – yes August was hot!

August was a very warm month! In Saanich, August’s GDD were higher than in any of the previous 10 years; in Cowichan and Comox, only Aug 2014 was warmer.  Rainfall was very low in Saanich, about average in Cowichan and Comox – drier than Aug 2015 in all 3 areas.   All 3 areas had a cool beginning […]

July 16th Aromatics & Glass

Would you like to learn more of the do’s and don’ts of aromatic wines? Join us 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.! We’ll discuss tasting etiquette, serving temperatures, island wine aromatics and glassware (in the latter two we cover both the good and the bad).   $20 per person ($15 for case club members). 40 people maximum. Email us […]

July 9th & 10th Strawberries and Wine Tour

Saturday and Sunday is Strawberries and Wine Tour on the Saanich Peninsula! http://www.flavourtrails.com/index.php/strawberries-and-wine/ Join us Saturday at Peninsula Wine Fest in North Saanich where all the Saanich wineries will be featuring their wines or enjoy the afternoon on our patios enjoying the vineyard views with a Symphony strawberry cocktail ($3) or a glass of our […]

July 9th – Peninsula Wine Fest 1 – 4 p.m.

Peninsula Wine Fest is set on the beautiful grounds of St. Stephen’s Church in Saanichton.  There will be 8 Peninsula wineries and cideries in attendance, complimentary appies, wine tasting discussions, musical entertainment, a vintage car show, tours of the heritage church & historical cemetery and a silent auction.   Early bird tickets before May 15th are $35 and $40 thereafter and include a souvenir tasting glass.  […]

July 1st Canada Day

Happy Birthday Canada!  We’re celebrating with the release of our Millot this Friday.  Our Saanich grown Millot is a delicious medium bodied red with some lovely raspberry and blackberry notes which balances nicely with the light contribution of toast, vanilla and spice from older American oak barrels.  It is light in style, similar to a Beaujolais, and is a […]

June 19th Father’s Day

Thanks to great dads the world over! Join us this Sunday on Father’s Day. Complimentary tastings for dad all day (11 – 5 p.m.) and $1 from each bottle of wine purchased will go to BC Cancer Foundation (prostrate cancer research). This photo shows Lamont learning from his dad how to hoe weeds in the […]

May 23rd – Happy Hours on the Queen’s Birthday!

Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday from 11 – 5 with a cuppa & cake $3 or enjoy $4 glasses on the patio. Drop in with friends and find a spot to chat, relax and enjoy the views.