For many the beauty of summer involves quiet walks along a beach, spending the day window shopping, taking a bike ride down a wooded path or having picnics in the park with family and friends. There is so much activity happening around Vancouver Island this summer—you can fill your calendar with all sorts of fun things! If you are up for adventure, you can try bungee jumping in Nanaimo or rock climbing at Strathcona Provincial Park. For something more low key you can check out a guided horseback ride in the Comox Valley or take in a special event such as the Lavender Fest at Damali Lavender & Winery on July 26, 2014.
This special place located in Cobble Hill, BC offers visitors beautiful gardens, a vineyard, labyrinth, gift shop and wine tasting. All Damali wines are actually made from fruit grown locally within the Cowichan region—the signature wines are those made with a blend of lavender and fruit, which are unique and very flavorful. To celebrate the bounty of lavender grown on the property, the winery hosts a one-day event to highlight this fantastic product. There will be a host of activities going on from 10am-4pm that the whole family will enjoy:
- Lavender harvesting
- Farm tours
- Wand making
- U-pick lavender
- Lavender 101
- Guided labyrinth walks
- Essential oil and distillation demonstrations
- Wine garden
- Live Music
- A plated lunch with a bunch of tasty goodies
- Coffee and the famous lavender lemonade
The Prancing Horse Retreat on Malahat Mountain is only a 10-minute scenic drive away and the perfect compliment to a day at the winery. Spend your day tasting wine and exploring all the lavender goodies and then come home to a breathtaking bed and breakfast with magnificent suites that offer views of the Olympic Mountains—it is a place you will not want to leave! Call us at (250) 743-9378 to make your reservation plans today.