Victoria Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Victoria & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
A new winery on one of the Gulf Islands, near Victoria. With splendid natural landscape setting and a restaurant and lodging facilities.
Today our orchard has over 1,000 trees across two acres, with 25 different varieties of apples. Join us for a drink of our rich blended sweet cider, based on old-fashioned East Coast recipes.
We're dedicated to crafting excellent, small batch wines, and environmental sustainability in the vineyard. Awarded 76 national and international medals for its wines, including 2 awards from the world's largest wine competition in London, England.
Campbell River's favorite neighborhood pub snce 1978. Its inviting old English style design has been a popular location for many to relax after a long day, enjoy the company of friends on the weekend or celebrate a variety of occasions.
A family owned and operated winery, situated in the heart of Cowichan Valley just an hour North of Victoria, British Columbia. We have been growing vines since 1984, and have brought our experience and passion for grapes along with us!
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