The climate we enjoy here on Vancouver Island (and the other wine islands in British Columbia) is perfect not only for our residents and visitors, but growing grapes as well. Which of course leads to the production of some very unique and tasty wines.

Local vintners and food purveyors come together for a week-long celebration of the fruits of their labors during the Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival taking place this year starting Saturday, September 7th through Sunday, September 15th, 2013.

Wine and Culinary Festival 2013

Here is just a sampling of the festivities you won’t want to miss:

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 7th & 8th:  Wine Touring, Farm to Table Picnics and more

Saturday, Sept. 7th – Grape Stomp! at Cowichan Exhibition

Sunday, Sept. 8th – Chef’s Collaborative: The Cowichan Long Table ICC Dinner:  “Freedom to Farm”

Monday, Sept. 9th – Tea & Sweet Pairing

Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 10-13 – 2 Night Wine & Culinary Festival Package

Wednesday, Sept. 11th – Meet Your Maker (winemaker chats)

Thursday, Sept. 12th – Chemainus Tastings

Friday, Sept. 13th – Amuse & Unsworth – Dinner Theater Under the Stars!

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 14th & 15th:  Damali Lavender & Winery –  ‘Wine & Lavenderfest’, and more

Truly, this is just a small taste of what is in store throughout the week.  Visit the Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival website for all of the events, times, prices – keeping in mind that several events are free.

We still have availability for various dates during the 2013 Wine and Culinary Festival, so call us now and book your stay at Prancing Horse Retreat here on beautiful Vancouver Island!




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