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Preview of Cowichan Wineries

In Alphabetical Order – Not All Cowichan Wineries are Listed

averill creek vineyard

Averill Creek Winery

Established in 2001 Averill Creek is in north Duncan, high upon the side of Mount Prevost with sweeping vistas of the Cowichan Valley and looks out onto the Strait of Juan De Fuca.

Those on the MyGo Cheers Tour Bus love to take photos with the amazing view in the background. Selfies anyone?

Set outdoors with beautiful landscaping, Averill Creek Winery is a great first stop.

Averill Creek offers a five wine tasting, a mix of red and whites. The wines are brought to your table in 5 separate decanters from which you choose which wine you would like first. It’s a “play as you go” kind of thing. A description of each wine is provided for all the wines you will be tasting.

Averill Creek used to allow picnics on site. This is no longer allowed. They do provide their own snacks like Apple Cheese Fondue, Mussels Escabeche, and more.

A perfect start to the wine tour day.

Tasting Price: $10 pp plus tax, Gratuity Optional

Time 45 mins – 1 hour

blue grouse winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard

Absolutely one of the busiest wineries on Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Winery has an amazing view of the Cowichan Valley and the Blue Grouse Vineyard. Stunning is the best word to describe Blue Grouse. When talking to prospective tour clients, most request a visit to Blue Grouse.

With friendly, knowledgeable staff who pride themselves on excellent service, Blue Grouse is classy, sustainable conscious, opulent, and well….. you best let us make a reservation for you as soon as possible or you may be disappointed that there is no space.

Your server will serve 5 tastings with a combination of red and white wines. If it is knowledge of wines you are looking for, your server will discuss in detail the creation of each wine and answer any and all questions.

Blue Grouse has the capacity to serve indoors and outdoors. Weather will not stop Blue Grouse from sharing their wonderful wines. They are open all year with perhaps a brief vacation time for everyone in January.

Guests are welcome to bring in food. Charcuterie plates and other snacks are served.

A quote from Blue Grouse website:

“As stewards of the land, our aim is to leave a better place than the one we found.” 

Tasting Price $12.00 when not on a tour

$10 when on a MyGo Tour

Taxes and 18% Gratuity added to your bill

Your bill is to be paid by one person (except additional purchases)

Groups of 12 or more…tastings take place on the Mezzanine with a beautiful view. This Mezzanine tasting is a stand up. Less than 12 are assigned tables    Time: Usually 1 hour

cherry point winery

Cherry Point Estate Wines

One can’t help but be enchanted with Xaviera and Maria Clara, owners of Cherry Point Estate Wines. Talk about passion!

Cherry Point is located in Cobble Hill just south of Duncan.

A Cherry Point wine tasting is a stand up tasting located at their beautiful counter in their tasting room. The tasting includes red, white, and dessert wines. Extremely creative and friendly, the owners love to share their knowledge of their wines, the soil, their creativity, and the love they have for the earth. Any questions? They are more than willing to answer.

During the warmer weather Cherry Point has a bistro that serves west coast delicacies.

A must do stop on any wine tour

This is a stand up tasting.

Time 45 min – 1 hour

cobble hill winery logo

Cobble Hill Winery (formerly Damali)

Located in Cobble Hill, they cultivate the cool climate grape varietals we adore with precision and finesse to produce exceptional wines for your glass. Each sip is a celebration of innovation, adventure, and the serendipitous journey that brought our vision to life.

Tricia the new propietor, looks forward to sharing their wines and their picturesque farm, stating, “I really do love hosting people.

Check out their labyrinth … smell the lavender … drink the wine …  Perfect!

Pricing: $15 per person. The $15 is refunded if you purchase 2 bottles of wine PP

Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Enrico winnery

Enrico Winery

Located in Mill Bay, Enrico winery is known as “the fun winery”. Outdoor picnic tables and indoor barrel tables all add to the ambience of this beautiful winery. With easy going and wonderfully attentive, smiling servers, they even have live music on weekends. Amazing!

While there is plenty of fun to be had, one should not overlook the seriousness of Enrico Winery and their staff who create award winning wines. Over 30 awards and counting!

Have a walk in their vineyard; walk out on the dock overlooking the pond; pose in the gazebo. There are so many photo opportunities here.

In operation since 2010, Enrico’s serves a 6 pour of various wines including red and white and sparkling. Knowledgable staff will speak to you in layman’s terms explaining about the grapes they harvest and the wines they make.

Along with the regular wines, order their version of Sangria. Another favourite is the Mango Slushie. Yup, a mango Slushie.

Want to have some extra fun at Enrico?  Get your tour guide to set you up with a surprise. Not giving it away.

We usually visit Enrico’s as a final stop on the tour. Tour guests are usually ready to sing their way home after visiting Enrico’s.

Pricing: $13 plus tax, gratuity optional.

Time 1 – 1.5 hours, sometimes longer

 

rocky creek winery

Rocky Creek Winery

Located in Cowichan Bay, just south of Duncan and very close to Blue Grouse Winery is Rocky Creek. Founded in 2004 it produces wines in a sustainable manner on 9 acres.

Established in a serene country setting with a pond, many people are surprised to find Rocky Creek has won over 110 medals for their wines. Many of those are for their wild blackberry wine harvested locally by hand.

In a world of chemicals Rocky Creek is minimizing their carbon footprint by reusing, reducing or recycling waste materials and selecting material that is less harmful to the environment.

MyGo Cheers Tours recommends a maximum of 12 people to taste at Rocky Creek. This is a stand up tasting with friendly owners and staff imparting their knowledge for you. You can feel totally comfortable asking any question about their wines, their land, or their facility.

Pricing: $10 for wine tasting includes taxes. Gratuities are optional.  Maximum of 12 people. One person pays for all tastings.

Another option is to purchase bottles of wine and head for the garden area to enjoy. Pay for the bottles of wine but no tasting fees.

unsworth vineyards

Unsworth Vineyards

Located in Mill Bay, Unsworth is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Merridale Cidery.

Unsworth is a beautiful facility, wonderfully designed, always friendly and inviting. Sitting outside on the terrace with a waterfall pond in the background is the perfect setting for taking time out for a 5 wine tasting.

Brought to your table individually, each wine will be presented to you with knowledge and expertise informing you of  the Unsworth brand, one vine, one bottle, one blend at a time.

You might want to visit the Unsworth Restaurant only 30 steps away (no counting). A perfect place for lunch. The delicous meals served are well known throughout the Cowichan Valley and Victoria.

MyGo Cheers makes all reservations for lunch and wine tastings, ensuring your wine tasting tour goes off without a hitch.

Tasting Price: $12.00 when not on a tour; $10 when on a MyGo tour

Taxes and 18% Gratuity added to your bill

Your bill is to be paid by one person (except additional purchases).

Valley Cider wine tasting tour

Valley Cider

Located just north of Duncan near the Cowichan Exhibition, Valley Cider is the new kid on the block.

Valley ciders are fermented and handcrafted in individual batches and aged for a minimum of one year. They use apples from their own orchards, from a BC family farm, and are some foraged locally.

Their botanicals and fruits are organic and sourced locally where possible, including many from the forests and pastures of their own farm.

Bruce, the owner, has named some of his ciders ” Soda Love Potion” (be careful who you put the spell on), “Attack of the Fuzzy Peach”, and “Bloo”. You simply have to taste these ciders. Bruce usually leads the tasting as he is a wealth of knowledge, passionate about his craft, and loves to share his passion with all who will listen.

This is a stand up tasting and will last as long as you keep asking Bruce questions!

The MyGo Cheers bus is usually full of boxed Valley Cider after the visit.

Price: Free Tasting!

 

zanatta winery

Zanatta Winery

Located just west of Duncan near Glenora Hall is the cutest, oldest winery on Vancouver Island. This is where it all started.

The wine tasting portion of the Vineyard is located in the old farmhouse. It’s certainly a pleasure to sit out on the farmhouse porch and enjoy a 5 wine tasting.

This is mostly an outdoor wine tasting venue but the porch is covered providing either shade for those hot days or protection from a rainy day.

On those perfect days you can sit out on their terrace looking out to the rolling hills in the distance.

Zanatta is home to wedding events and more. Feel free to walk in their orchard or maybe bump into one of the cats and say hi. Zanatta is a dog free zone. No dogs please because the kitties are scared to death of them.

An excellent wine tasting stop for those who want to slow down, avoid the fancy wineries and just sit back, chat and enjoy the quiet.

Pricing: Waiting for 2024 pricing.

 

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MyGo Cheers Cowichan Tours and Transportation is a tour/group transportation company based in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  MyGo Cheers provides tours of local wineries, brew pubs, and general group transportation.

MyGo Cheers Tours offers full-day tours for wine tours and brew tours each of which visits multiple wineries or pubs in the area. The tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced drivers who know their way around the Cowichan Valley.

MyGo Cheers Tours provide transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. The company offers only  private group tours for groups of up to 59 people, as well as custom tours for special occasions, or corporate events. We no longer provide wedding shuttle services.

MyGo Cheers Tours has been in operation since 2019 and continues to grow every year even through the pandemic.

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