Cowichan Valley Wine Tours
We provide the best private group wine tours in the Cowichan Valley. We make winery tours fun, educational and create these tours in a way that allows you freedom.
You choose how long you want to spend at any particular winery. It’s that simple. No rushing, no hurry up its time to go to the next winery.
If your desire is to visit 2 or 3 wineries, sit and relax and just soak up the atmosphere (and hopefully some sun), we can do that.
If you want to do an all day tour visiting as many wineries as possible, that’s great! We can do that too. It’s FREESTYLE go-at-your-own-pace wine tasting. You chose the wineries of your choice or let us choose based on your input. Over 12 wineries to choose from.
Here’s a list of some of the wineries we visit ( not all on the same day.) It’s best to chose 3-4 wineries to have your tours and or tastings on any given day. Winery touring and wine tasting is not a race. Take time to experience the ambinece of every winery. Some wineries are very boutique, others are opulent and expansive.
Enjoy our luxury forward facing passenger bus alongside our friendly, professional driver. Sorry, the bus is not wheelchair accessible.
List of Cowichan Wineries
- Averill Creek Winery, Duncan
- Blue Grouse Vineyards, Duncan (snacks)
- Cherry Point Vineyards, Cobble Hill (bistro)
- Deol Estate Winery, Duncan
- Merridale Cidery, Cobble Hill (restaurant)
- Rocky Creek Winery, Duncan (chocolate:))
- Enrico Winery, Mill Bay (snack)
- Unsworth Winery, Cobble Hill (restaurant)
- Damali Winery, Mill Bay
- Venturi Schulze Vineyards, Cobble Hill
- Emandare Winery, Duncan
- Zanatta Winery, Glenora (restaurant)
See our Pricing Below. We charge by the busload not per person.
We are open for business.
Our Covid 19 protocols are as follows: As of April 1 through April 19 2021 Maximum 6 passengers for wine tours. Price reduced from $150 per hour to $75 per hour per busload. All tours are private with passengers who are in your own bubble. Wineries are providing outdoor facilities for wine tasting. Sanitizing happens after every exit from the vehicle. Hand sanitizer available on bus and recommended before getting on the bus. Masks for the driver and the passengers are mandatory. Our bus is large enough for social distancing.
Wine Tour Pricing
- $150 per hour/per bus load (not per person).
- Miniumum 3 hours. (4 hours on Saturdays) Bus price is the same every day of the week. No additional fees for weekends.
- Book for 5 hours and receive the 6th hour free
- Included in the tour price:
- Up to 14 Passengers
- Our choice or your choice of wineries
- Bottled water
- NEW for 2021 : Smaller passenger vehicle seating 4 passengers. Rates $75 per hour
- Lunch is not included in the tour price.
We can make recommendations and reservations for lunch if desired. We can create a picnic basket lunch for you too. You are wlecome to bring your own food.
- Wine tasting fees (if applicable). Some wineries charge a nominal tasting fee. Others are free. Average tasting fee is $5-8
Why do we not include tasting fees? Answer: Some people enjoy a wine tour without drinking wine. Or they might not want to partake of a wine tasting at every stop. So why should they have included tasting fees in the package?
- Gratuity. If you receive great service from your driver, gratuities are appreciated.
Example of per person pricing based on $150 an hour bus charge:
Touring Seven Days a Week
$150 x 4 hours = $600 + GST $30.00 = $630 Total Cost. That works out to $45.00 PER PERSON!
If you have less than 14 passengers then divide the price by the number of passengers to get your per person price.