- 130 Ratings
Cowichan Valley Wine Tour From Victoria
Savor delicious wines on a tour of the Cowichan Valley, the oldest grape-growing region on Vancouver Island. Get an inside look at the wine-making process as you wander through local vineyards.
What You Will Do
- Indulge yourself with a sampling of Vancouver's best wines whose tastes range from poignant to subtle
- Learn all about the wine-making process on an informative tour through green vineyards
- Take in Cowichan Valley's abundant forests and pristine waters as you leave the hassle of transportation up to someone else
- Behind-the-scenes tour
- Local tour guide
- Roundtrip transportation from Victoria to Vancouver
- Samples at all venues
- Discounts on wines at certain venues
- Bottled water
Orientation begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please be early to avoid missing out. Please wear close-toed shoes for safety on the behind the scenes tour. Vineyard tours are subject to weather restrictions. Must be 19 years of age or older.
85% refund for cancellations made within 15 days or more in advance of your tour; 50% refund for cancellations made within 14 days of your; tour credit for cancellations within 7 days of your tour; no refunds or credits for cancellations within 72 hours of tour.
- 130 Ratings
The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable! The bus was a bit cramped but we had a full tour. I wish we had got to tour the wineries when we were there.
The food was inadequate for lunch - especially when you've been feeding people liquor all day.
Our guide, Emily, had had some vehicle issues and the tour ended up started about 45 minutes behind schedule. She was apologetic, polite, and witty. She treated all of us with respect and we enjoyed her company. Since i was in the back of the van the entire time, i did miss any educational info she might have had provided re: the area we were traveling but overall our experience was excellent.
The wineries were perfect, the only problem was our tour guide because he paid more attention to the other three people on the tour than the rest of us, it looked like he only came with the ladies haha for was not a big problem but my mother got really upset about it so maybe you could just take care of that.
The guide was outstanding. Anworth winery was superb. Enricos was a horrible dump with the cheapest snacks and slowest service. Horrible. Never again.blue grouse was beautiful venue with horrible presenter who could not had us sooner out of the door. Will not purchase again. Will not recommend. Was ashamed having my friends as guests for this trip.
Our tour guide was awesome! Really enjoyed the ease of getting around and the ride was enjoyable.
Good things - or guide/driver was really pleasant to talk to nod ensured that we got everywhere safely and to time. There were only six of us on the tour and it felt very laid back throughout which was just what we wanted. Things to possibly improve - it felt a bit as though our guide was only there to drive us from place to place and he didn't really have a great deal of knowledge to share about the vineyards or the wine produced there. It might have been nice to have had a more formal talk about wine tasting and to actually tour a vineyard. Overall still enjoyed it as it was a lovely sunny and relaxing day with a very nice lunch and pleasant company.
It would have been nice to have been able to go to 1 or 2 more wineries- we drove right by Damali. Guide was self-deprecating, and undersold their wine knowledge. Think they were trying to be honest about how little they knew, but I think they could have just stood in confidence about what they did know and say they were continually learning. Lunch was disappointing and cheap, plastic cheese- yuck. We did have fun though overall. Just some areas for improvement.
Lovely day in the valley. We got to have some input as to which wineries we visited (Unsworth, Enrico, and Cherry Point--all great). Eric was a great guide--he was very friendly. The atmosphere was nice, and we never felt rushed. We took the Cowichan Tour last year, and we loved it so much that we decided to take it again this year.
Well organized. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Tour guide was on time, informative and helpful.
I did NOt appreciate being asked to sign the liability waiver. That's fine for any accident I may cause but you should have insurance for participants liability if there is a car accident or other accident caused by your service. Driver guide was fine but after tastings I would say BC wines are not ready for prime time.
Overall, my group was satisfied with the wine tour in of itself. There were a couple of "miscommunications" with the Company Craft Tours, however. The driver was unaware of a couple of last minute passengers , there was no water offered to us, no one knew what our food options would be for the provided lunch and some of us were under the impression that we would be dropped back off at our hotel with our purchases instead of the initial meeting place and that didn't happen either....
Cam was great! He explained everything in detail, he was accommodating, we had a great time at all of the wineries and we really appreciated the bonus stop at Merridale on the way home! Excellent day, I won't hesitate to book with Canadian craft tours again in the future.