Cowichan Valley Wine Region

The Cowichan Valley is the heart of a growing Vancouver Island wine region. Sometimes called “Canada’s Provence” or “Napa of the North” , the region has Canada’s only Maritime Mediterranean climate zone and has the highest mean temperature in all of Canada. In fact, “Cowichan” means “land warmed by the sun” in the First Nations Coast Salish language. The combination of warm weather, just enough rain, and the right kind of soil offer a great environment for cool-climate grape varieties.

The wine industry is only part of the Cowichan agri-tourism picture. The region is also home to a natural organic bakery, artisan cheeses, Canada’s only water-buffalo dairy, lavender farms, alpacas and emus, herb farms, big-leaf maple syrup producers and several heritage farms, and a growing Slow Food movement.

The 7th annual Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival showcasing island wineries, local farms, music and art, is being held on September 26 to October 5, 2014.

Why not stay the weekend and enjoy all the special events around the region?

The closest Cowichan Valley wineries to our Cobble Hill Bed & Breakfast are:

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Enhancing the wine experience are a wide variety of fresh local products, available for sale at farmers markets in Duncan and South Cowichan, as well as several others in the area, or directly at the farms. You will also find many local products featured in our world-class restaurants.

Spend a weekend wandering our country roads, sipping a glass on a sunny patio, or picking up some award winning wine, cheese or other farm fresh products to take home with you as a reminder of your visit to the Cowichan Valley and an incentive to return!

Recommended Cowichan Valley Restaurants
The Cowichan Valley is home to several of Vancouver Island’s award-winning restaurants, all of which are no more than a 15 minutes drive away from our Cobble Hill Bed & Breakfast.