Copes Islander Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
Courtenay BC / Comox Valley B&B and Vacation Rental Accommodation
Comox, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Wine making is a recent industry on Vancouver Island. Vintners had been slow to recognise the existence of areas on Vancouver Island where the climate is highly suitable for grape growing. Since it's recent inception, wine making has been quickly proliferating on Vancouver Island, and excellent wines have resulted from a growing number of small wineries. Initially, wine making ventures were centred in Southern Vancouver Island on the Saanich Penisula, the Cowichan Valley and southern Gulf Islands. More recently, the Comox Valley, in central Vancouver Island has become the newest center of Vancouver Island wine production.
Some of the Vancouver Island region's newest wineries are located here in the Comox Valley. From the Comox Valley, the trail of wineries continues one hour's drive south on the Inland Island Highway at Nanaimo. Continuing south for another 45 minutes or so, the Cowichan Valley cradles the greatest concentration of wineries. Further south, the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, and on the Gulf Islands are home to a growing number of wineries. Below are listed some of the wineries to be encountered along the route south from the Comox Valley to Victoria at the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Rocky Creek Winery
Thetis Island Vineyards
Averill Creek Vineyard
Godfrey Brownell Vineyards
Echo Valley Vineyards
Blue Grouse Vineyards
Cherry Point Vineyard
Vignetti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards
Divino Estate Winery
Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Vineyards
Gary Oaks Winery
Saturna Island Winery and Vineyard
Morning Bay Vineyard
Chalet Estate Winery
Marley Farm Winery
Church & State Wines
For more on Vancouver Island wines and wineries, visit the Wine Islands website at http://www.wineislands.ca/ - an excellent resource offering extensive information on Vancouver Island wineries.
Wines of British Columbia
British Columbia vintners are now producing forty five varities of grapes and the wines that result are earning increasing worldwide recognition at competitions.
Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
Chenin Blanc Ehrenfelser
Fruit Wines Gamay Noir
Lemberger Madeline Angevine
Proprietory Wines Riesling
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