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.
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.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Oct 5-7, 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
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
BC Pinot Noir Celebration, Kaleden BC
On August 19, 2017, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration returns with 34 top Pinot Noir producers coming together, including Averill Creek Vineyard, with five of Western Canada’s top chefs for an unforgettable evening of wine and food at Kaleden’s famed Linden Gardens.
More than 300 guests will sip, swirl and discover the nuances of BC’s Pinot Noirs. Along with a sparkling reception and Pinot Noir salon-tasting, the event offers informative breakout sessions, special key note speaker (Richard Hemming, MW), and live music with local artists Jack and Jill.
Enjoy an exquisite cocktail-style dinner with culinary creations by Western Canada's top Chefs Cameron Smith & Dana Ewart (Joy Road Catering), Alex Sielmann (Frog City Café), Matt Batey (The Nash) & Mike Bernardo (Vij's Restaurant).
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$175 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.
The Tofino Wine & Food Festival
The 15th Annual Grazing in the Gardens event welcomes a community of food and drink. The afternoon includes canapes by local chefs and island purveyors, paired with BC wines and island microbrews, carefully tucked away throughout 12 acres of the rainforest, in the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Live music with long time friends of the festival, Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub and DJ Mr McCue. Discover the local food scene on the west coast, and support the local and like-minded community of foodies.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
*This event is now sold out