Constructed with Gravity in Mind
The Averill Creek winery is a 150-ton capacity winery built into the side of Mt. Prevost.
Designed by Vasco Pavlov, it incorporates three buildings stacked together, allowing
wine to flow down from one stage to the next without the need for pumps. This gravity flow method allows for gentle handling of delicate varietals, which helps to retain their subtle characteristics. Wines arrive in the barrel room never having been pumped.
The design of the winery also includes a tasting room, dining room, and a commercial
kitchen. The garden patio adjacent to the winery has spectacular views of the Cowichan
Valley, and is perfect for picnics. During regular hours wine is available to enjoy on the
patio by the bottle or the glass. The kitchen, dining room, and patio are also available to
rent for events.