Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration
June 24$25 - $125
To celebrate and promote Pinot Noir as one of the iconic grapes of our region, the Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration brings together all Cowichan Valley wineries that grow and craft wines from Pinot Noir. We invite you to taste, explore and appreciate the uniqueness of our Island wines amid a beautiful setting at Averill Creek Vineyard. Participate in one event or all three throughout the day.
Meet the Makers
Noon to 4pm, Saturday June 24th
An outdoor tasting event, garden-party style on the terrace at Averill Creek featuring wines produced from Pinot Noir. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with winery owners, winemakers, viticulturists and sommeliers while sampling a range of products from 10 different wineries.
Esteemed wine writer John Schreiner will be present at this event for a book signing of his latest release “Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries”
Tickets $25, includes a Pinot Noir wine glass to take home.
Cowichan Pinot 101
Saturday June 24th, 11am to noon
A seminar including a formal, seated, blind tasting of different examples of Pinot Noir from various producers in Cowichan Valley. Moderated by a panel of experts, the tasting will be followed by an educational discussion about growing conditions, winemaking techniques and other factors that may influence any differences or similarities in wine styles.
Tickets $25. Seating is limited.
Long Table Dinner with Chef Bill Jones
Saturday June 24th, 6 to 9pm
Dine alfresco on the garden terrace during the evening at Averill Creek Vineyard. Enjoy a gourmet five-course dinner prepared by local chef and author Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm.
Tickets $125. Includes wine pairings from Averill Creek. Gratuities extra. Seating is limited.
Please contact Averill Creek Vineyard to purchase tickets to all events.
250-709-9986 or purchase online.
Averill Creek Vineyard
Blue Grouse Estate Winery
Cherry Point Estate Wines
Rocky Creek Winery
Venturi Schulze Vineyards
Vigneti Zanatta Winery