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May 4th/5th – our first weekend of the season

Our Ortega, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris (both styles!) is back on the shelves and we’ve lots of it!  We are also releasing our 2017 Pinot Noir on our opening weekend.   Our Pinot is a very versatile  wine – great with salmon, local chicken, pork and anything with a focus on grilled mushrooms!   Open 11 – 5 p.m. Interested in a […]

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 […]

June 24th & 25th Strawberry Buzz Festival

The first of the June berries are coming off the fields sun-kissed and sweet!  Join us for another great Flavor Trail peninsula wide event created by the folks from CRFair.  June 24th & 25th enjoy the afternoons on our patios enjoying the vineyard views with a Symphony Saanich strawberry cocktail ($4) and a free sampling […]

July 15th – 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 several 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 […]

May 22nd – Happy Hours on the Queen’s Birthday!

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

Vineyard – bud counts and tucking

We finished our 4.5 acres of bud removal today dropping the bud count to about 15 buds per vine. As you can see we also started tucking the Ortega into the next set of trellis wires – soon it will be hard to keep up!