Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival
Cowichan Wines presents the 9th Annual Cowichan Wine and Culinary FestivalSeptember 7 to 15, 2013
Cowichan’s Annual Wine and Culinary Festival is a weeklong celebration of what our beautiful region on Vancouver Island has to offer. The festival is presented to you by volunteers from local wineries and food establishments and sponsors who recognize the importance of supporting the region upon where they live. Explore the breathtaking landscape as the winding country roads take you on a journey to discover award winning wines, ciders, spirits and food. The Festival takes you to the cellar doors and to the farms where the food and drink are created. Enjoy a true authentic experience that is rich in taste and variety--something for everyone.
Here are a few events to wet your palate. Start off the festival with the MNP Grape Stomp! on September 7 at the Cowichan Exhibition. Enter a team and prepare to stomp away for good old-fashioned grape harvest adventure. Enjoy the Island Chefs Collaborative Long table “Freedom to Farm” swarea on September 8 featuring local wines and local foods paired together beautifully on white linen tablecloths at Dragonfly Farm. “Meet Your Maker” on September 11 and mingle with the winery and culinary participants in the historic setting of Providence Farm while munching away on stone-oven roasted pizza.
During the week there are many activities happening around the area from the participants ranging from the “Champagne of Teas” to many winemakers dinner with world-class chefs, seminars, live entertainment, unique farm fresh delights and true “farm to table” experiences. Many winery locations have also invited artists to their orchards and vineyards. Savour the experience of life in this agriculturally rich area of Vancouver Island named Cowichan "warmland".
All the festival information is posted on www.wines.cowichan.net and updated with new events regularly. Check out the website for a full list of events, places to stay and a detailed map to guide you along the way. Come Visit!