Peninsula Wine Fest + Strawberries & Wine Tour 2016

2016 Peninsula Wine Fest + Strawberries & Wine Tour, July 9-10, 2016, offers a weekend full of opportunities to taste and explore Saanich Peninsula’s award winning wines, ciders and spirits in sweet pairing with our delicious local strawberries.  (Download a printable Brochure and Map here!!)

Tour, sip, savour and take home the pleasure!

Peninsula Wine Fest – Saturday July 9, 2016 only

St. Stephen’s Church, 7921 St. Stephen Road, Saanichton

Ticketed Event: Includes a wine tasting demonstration, 8 wineries/cideries/distilleries sampling over 20 products, appetizers, live music, and a unique etched wine glass as a take-home souvenir.  Tickets available online for $40 (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/peninsula-wine-fest-2016-tickets-22209762999) or $45 at door (if available).

Free community event: Vintage car show, tours of the heritage church and historical cemetery, and a silent auction.  Young and old welcome!!

Strawberries & Wine Tour – All weekend July 9-10, 2016.

A free, self-guided Peninsula rural ramble by bike or by car to wineries, cideries, distilleries, and restaurants that will feature cocktails, wine pairings, culinary delights and preserves celebrating our sweet local strawberries!  Stop along the way at local farms and Farmers Markets to stock up on fresh strawberries and other seasonal fruits, vegetables and meats!  

Summer never tasted so good!

Participating venues:

de Vine Vineyard and Distillery:  Experience the de Vine Kiss, a Strawberry Vodka inspired by local organic strawberries. Sip and savour cocktail tastings, sangria infused with summer flavours, or something from the food truck!

Muse Winery & Bistro:  Feast on Chef Judi’s Spring Salad with local strawberries, Salt Spring Island goat cheese and balsamic vinegrette or indulge in a classic Island Strawberry Shortcake . . . Then taste the award winning wines of Muse!

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse:  Enjoy the orchard views from the gorgeous Ciderhouse deck and celebrate with a complimentary strawberry-inspired cider cocktail when you mention Strawberries and Wine 2016!

Symphony Vineyard:  Sip a Symphony strawberry cocktail or a glass of Rosé on the patios overlooking the vineyard. Savour butter scones from Patisserie Daniel and a selections of strawberry jams and marmalades made on the farm.

Food stops:

Breadstuffs Bakery & Deli:  A “from scratch” bakery in the heart of Brentwood Bay using locally grown wheat and fruit.  Enjoy pancakes w/ strawberries & cream, strawberry-blackberry pie, or homemade divine strawberry jams!

Mosi Bakery Café:  Experience Mosi’s own Strawberry Gelato made with local strawberries!

Roost Farm Centre Café and Bakery:  Savour the gorgeous Strawberry Ganache Tarts, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie, Strawberry Balsamic Pie, Strawberry & Peanut Butter Square, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Zanzibar Café:  Celebrate with a Strawberry Sangria featuring Symphony Vineyard’s Rosé in Brentwood Bay’s local bistro.

Farms & Markets:

North Saanich Farmers Market

Peninsula Country Market

Dan’s Farm

Galey Farms

Guite’s Farm

Gobind Farms

Haliburton Community Organic Farm

Marsh Farm

Mitchell Bros. Farm

Oldfield Orchard and Bakery

Suntrio Farms