Victoria Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours

Craft Breweries & BrewPubs The Victoria & area has a number of Craft breweries, brew pubs, wineries and even craft distilleries (subject to local liquor board approval). We were VERY surprised by the number we have found! There is a lot of interest in what is called "Beverage Tourism". This is perfect for those taking a kid-free vacation or weekend.

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.

Vineyards & Wineries 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.

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Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard. They use the freshest, local (even organic, in some cases) ingredients for an appreciable local flavour.

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Here some featured local listings, but are SO FAR from the full list. See feature stories, linked at the top of the page or use the Search form at right.

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view listing for Tofino Brewing Co. Beverage TourismTofino Brewing Co. 

We built our brewery on a few basic ideas: brewing great beer and being a positive addition to our town by operating in a sustainable and locally focused manner.

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view listing for Island Spirits DistilleryBeverage TourismIsland Spirits Distillery

We have a history of experimental distillation spanning many decades. We got together to pool knowledge and experience about seven years ago. This fuelled some innovative new processes and some friendly rivalry.

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view listing for Fat Cat Brewery (formerly Wolf Brewing Co.)Beverage TourismFat Cat Brewery (formerly Wolf Brewing Co.)

In the heart of Vancouver Island, we are passionate about craft beer and about producing the best quality beer possible, sold in bottles, growlers and kegs.

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view listing for Carbrea Vineyard Beverage TourismCarbrea Vineyard

Carbrea's four acre vineyard benefits from sunshine from sunrise to sunset on this beautiful south facing property. Small lots of hand crafted wines are produced in Carbrea's micro-winery.

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view listing for Ambersand Distilling Co.Beverage TourismAmbersand Distilling Co.

Though trained as engineers, father-son duo Stephen and Jeremy Schacht have used their knowledge of science and traditional distilling techniques to create a hand crafted distillery where they can make hand crafted spirits.

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