Island Icons Pinot Noir
In celebration of Pinot Noir - one of the iconic grapes of our growing 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
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 10different 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”.
Noon to 4pm, Saturday June 24th
Tickets $45, includes a Pinot Noir specific wine glass to take home.
Cowichan Pinot 101
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.
Saturday June 24th, 11am to noon
Tickets $25. Seating is limited.
Long Table Dinner with Chef Bill Jones
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.
Saturday June 24th, 6 to 9pm
Tickets $125. Includes wine pairings. Seating is limited.
Participating Cowichan Wineries:
Averill Creek Vineyard
Blue Grouse Estate Winery
Cherry Point Estate Wines
Rocky Creek Winery
Venturi Schulze Vineyards
Vigneti Zanatta Winery