- 33 Ratings
Cowichan Valley Guided Wine Tour from Nanaimo
Uncover the delicious vintages of Cowichan Valley on a guided tour to popular wineries. Learn about the wine-making process as you sip delightful samples and mingle with experts.
What You Will Do
- Make your way through scenic Cowichan Valley on a guided winery tour with a professional leading the way
- Have fun exploring local wineries with an expert: Get an inside look at how wine is made
- Sip on several unique samples at each stop to taste the different grapes found throughout the valley
- Get whisked away in comfortable and spacious transportation: Arrive at each winery in style
- Guided wine tour
- Round-trip transportation
- Samples at all venues
- Bottled water
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for orientation.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 15 days in advance.
- 33 Ratings
At the beginning of the day, our tour van wasn’t at the meeting point at the designated time. Representatives from the company were good about phoning us to let us know he was on his way. Our driver was a friendly young man. He was effective in his position and perhaps he was just letting our group converse amongst ourselves, but perhaps more of a balance that includes more direction or information about the stops would have been nice. At each of the three wineries, there was a decent amount of tastings and a nice variety of wines. However, for the price ($140+) that we laid, we all expected something better than what was offered for lunch at the Enrico winery. It was lacklustre to say the least. It seemed like premade food that had been heated up...and barely heated up at that. The food was fairly tasteless and minimal. Things felt a little rushed there as well. Granted there were a couple other larger groups there at the same time we were, but it didn’t really serve to make us want to return. The services from Canadian Craft were good, however, I would perhaps discuss menu options with the wineries and have them up to par with the rest of the experience.
Jason was great! friendly & fun!!!
The reason I chose this rating was the poor quality lunch. I thought it was going to be a sit down meal brought to your table not "your lunch is ready, come and get it". The driver was nice and his driving was good. I think the company could provide a cooler with ice so cold water could be available. Also the step out of the van was awkward, a small step stool would be a good addition. It is the little things that go a long way. I have been on a wine tour before so maybe I am just comparing two different companies.
A few suggestions for our driver , first off to introduce himself to the group , and maybe to get the group to introduce themselves and a little about where they are from etc . Would have been nice to know peoples names off the bat . Next to be able to have a bit more free time to wander the winery , I found the unsworth video boring and would have preferred to walk the grounds as they were stunning.
Did not like the stop at Rocky Creek, not a good atmosphere and very skimpy with the amount of wine they gave us to taste.
It was a fun day and a great driver. The lunch could have been a little nicer....but the wineries were great, all quite different and that was interesting.