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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!

30th April – Opening Day of the Season!

We’re more than ready to crack this new vintage for you! We’ll be releasing our Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris (barrel aged), Ortega, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir Rose. We hope you’ll drop in over the weekend and say hello, meet some of our new staff and stay awhile. Consider buying a case of your favorites and […]

June 21st YYJ Eats 2016

We had such fun at this event last year! It’s at Market Square 560 Johnson St, and a great downtown local’s event put on by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  There are gourmet food samples, local Saanich Peninsula wines, craft beer, ciders and specialty cocktails from our local spirit makers. Tickets are $50 and include […]

Wine Islands Conference April 8/9

If you are interested in our island wine industry and I’m guessing you are if you are reading this blog there are organizations that you don’t want to miss exploring!  We are just home from the Wine Islands Growers Association Conference this year held at the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay.  The first day was spent tasting tank samples of island red […]

April 17th – Local Libations of the Saanich Peninsula: A Tasting Event

The Peninsula Libation Trail is thrilled to bring you a FREE sampling event that brings together the best beer, wine spirits and cider of the Saanich Peninsula!

Join Category 12 Brewing, Tod Creek Craft Cider, De Vine Vineyards – Winery & Distillery, Victoria Distillers and Muse Winery and Symphony Vineyards at Sea Cider for a fun-filled […]

Winery – new vintage and new label!

Here’s the full line up of the new vintage! The new label really stands out and we are liking that (thanks Sherry!). Our 2015 Ortega, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris (barrel aged) and Pinot Noir Rosé will be available April 30th at the winery

Winery – Happy Easter! Enjoy the holiday

Hoping everyone had a great winter! As we’d hoped we did have a long winter’s nap: we spent some time wandering in Asia but mainly enjoyed time with family and friends and enjoying the quiet of Saanich. Since early February we’ve been finishing and bottling 1200 cases and we have nearly finished pruning our 4.5 […]

Winery – try your hand at grapevine wreaths

Join us at the winery on this blustery winter day and try our newly released reds. Our 2014 Pinot Noir and 2014 Foch goes on sale today – such a great year for island reds! We also have a big selection of our 100% Saanich grown wines, jams and chutney on hand all delightfully gift […]

Winery – 2014 Pinot Noir and 2014 Foch Release

We are really happy with our 100% Saanich grown reds!  Mother nature gave us some wonderful ripe fruit in 2014 – it’s not every year we feel we can make a good red burgundy so we think this deserves attention!  Both wines are $18.17 a bottle pretax and if you buy a case that’s only $16.72 a bottle pretax – we think that is […]

Vineyard – a world away

November closes – we’ve been off grid (sort of). Worlds away we find they are pruning vines in Santorini – basket weaving the vines vs our VSP method. The grapes hang in the basket covered by foliage over the summer and the pumice derived soils release moisture into the basket (the vines are dry farmed). […]