Upcoming Events

Averill Creek Vineyard organizes and attends a number of wine events throughout the year -
from Pinot Noir parties, educational workshops, to wine club member only events.
We hope you can join us.

 
 
 
 
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2019 BC Pinot Noir Celebration, Save The Date!

Sip, swirl and discover the nuances of BC's top Pinot Noirs this summer! Join Averill Creek Vineyard, along with 34 other top Pinot Noir producers, this August 17th for the BC Pinot Noir Celebration with five of Western Canada’s top chefs for an unforgettable evening of wine and food.

Along with a sparkling reception and Pinot Noir salon-tasting, the event offers informative breakout sessions, special key note speakers, live music, local artists, and enjoy an exquisite cocktail-style dinner with culinary creations by Western Canada's top Chefs.

Saturday, August 17th, 2019  
Stay tuned for ticket prices and more event details

 
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Spring Open House at Averill Creek Vineyard

SAVE THE DATE | Join us for our Spring Open House on Sunday, May 5th! This is a once-a-year opportunity to sample all of our products including brand-new releases and the premium "Somenos Series" wines.

- Complimentary wine tastings
- Free winery tours with Averill Creek owner Andy Johnston
- Live music on the patio
- Delicious local cuisine
- Select wines by the glass $5
- Premium wine tastings with winemaker Brent Rowland
- Final day to save 15% on Spring Cellar Club cases

 
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2019 Tofino Food & Wine Festival

Tofino Food and Wine Festival is a weekend of food and wine events on the west coast. Its signature event, Grazing in the Gardens, is a showcase of local culinary talent and British Columbia wines, craft ciders and beers, set in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens. Grazing is a chance to mingle with the locals, meet Vancouver Island chefs, island purveyors, regional winemakers and more, complemented with edible treats and libations. Lush rainforest setting surroundings provides for a grassroots ambiance with pleasant surprises throughout the winding garden paths. It is truly a memorable event, and a wonderful way to experience the west coast.

Find our winemaker, Brent Rowland, pouring Averill Creek wines at this year’s Grazing in the Gardens event on Saturday, June 8th.

 

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Cowichan Valley Wedding Fair

Catch us this Sunday, February 18th, at the Cowichan Valley Wedding Show at the Ramada Duncan.

We will be pouring samples, so stop by our table to talk about our top wedding wine picks, discounted pricing, customized bottles and event options. We'd love to help make your wedding day a memorable one!

There's more! A winery experience tour & tasting package for 15 people at Averill Creek is up for grabs as a door prize. See you there!

 
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Savour Cowichan, Cowichan Valley BC

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

 
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Victoria Wine Festival, Victoria BC

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population. In September the Victoria International Wine Festival will takes place showcasing some of the best international wines. This festival is directed at building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, and demonstrating new wines and acknowledging beloved wine standards to veteran consumers.

September 22 & 23, 2017 at The Parkside Hotel and Spa (810 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC)  

$75 per person

 
 

Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration

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

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.