Celebrating food, beverages, art and harvest the Savour Cowichan Festival runs over ten days from Sept 29th – Oct 8th. From tea tastings at Canada’s first tea farm, to lavish farm-to-table dinners, to experiencing the best of BC wine (at Averill Creek Vineyard!), or two nights of tasting on a barge in Mill Bay, Savour Cowichan serves up a flavour for everyone.
Savour Events at Averill Creek Vineyard
Open Door at Averill Creek Vineyard
Our tasting room and wine shop are open daily from 11am to 5pm. Drop in to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and daily Savour Specials. Our garden patio is open during business hours and available for picnics when the weather is favourable. Bring along your own picnic lunch or pre-order a gourmet picnic from local fine dining restaurant, Hudson’s on First, to enjoy outdoors with your favourite Averill Creek wine.
Friday Sept 29th to Sunday Oct 8th
Behind the Scenes at Averill Creek – Winery Tour
See the winery in action! Harvest time is an excellent opportunity to learn the details of how our wines are made. Enjoy a guided tour of the Averill Creek winery facility followed by a wine tasting.
Saturday Oct 7, 11am, $10 per person
Vines & Wines – Walking Tour of the Vineyard
Stroll through the vines and learn about cool climate viticulture. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Averill Creek Vineyard with Vineyard Manager Terry Trapnell followed by a wine tasting. Be advised that our vineyard is on the mountain slope and terrain may be rough. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear hiking footwear.
Sunday Oct. 1st, 11am, Free (date may be subject to change due to harvest)
Nature Photography Exhibit
Drop by Averill Creek Vineyard to view a display of stunning nature photography featuring the works of local artists Terry Trapnell and Cim MacDonald.
Friday Sept 29th to Sunday Oct 8th, Free
At the Tasting Bar – Somenos Series Premium Tasting Flight
Visit the Averill Creek tasting room duringSavour Cowichan and upgrade your wine tasting to include our premium collection Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Foch Cab.
Friday Sept 29th to Sunday Oct 8th, $7
Greatest Hits Tasting Seminar
Join winery owner Andy Johnston to taste a selection of our very best wines from over the years. A rare opportunity to sample library vintages from Andy's personal cellar. Seating is limited.
Sunday Oct. 1st, 1pm, $25
Pinot Noir Vertical Tasting Seminar
Taste through the years with a vertical look at 6 flagship Pinot Noirs ranging in vintage from the earliest days of our winery until today. Join Averill Creek owner, Andy Johnston to learn the difference between each growing year and the influence of bottle age. Seating is limited.
Saturday Oct. 7th, 1pm, $25