News & Events

Pinot 2006 Reserve and a Baby on the Way

2011 was quite a season. We finished harvest on November 10th, a full month later than usual! With the wine shop cozy and warm, some fabulous wines and a new line of culinary products to share, we invite you to join us during our extended hours Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until December 23rd
 
To tempt you to venture out into the rain to visit us, we are adding our big 2006 Pinot Noir Reserve to the lineup of wines for tasting....

Fall in the vineyard
Fall Hours

We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 11, 12 and 13 and starting November 16, we will be open Wednesday to Sunday for drop-in tastings and sales. You can do all your holiday shopping with a selection of mouth-watering Venturi-Schulze products for both drinkers and non-drinkers, including gift baskets featuring a selection of wines and/or balsamic vinegar, verjus and delicious 2011 season jellies!

Pinot Noir
Harvest!

So far, so good! Gorgeous Siegerrebe and spectacular Pinot Noir are in the bag! Thanks to Giordano and Michelle, along with Fang and Josie, our Jack Russell terriers, the pesky rabbit that spent its nights chewing holes in the bird netting has been driven off and the hole in the rabbit fence (darn muskrats) has been fixed.

Bird Netting Going Up!

The starlings and robins have arrived, attracted by the ripening grapes, so the netting must go up. We will be busy in the vineyard Tuesday to Thursday, but will reopen the tasting room for drop in tastings and sales on Friday September 2 for the long weekend. See you then!

Grand Opening Sunday August 28th, 2011

Join us on Sunday August 28th between 10 am and 4:30 pm as we celebrate the official Grand Opening of the new store. Chef Steve Elskens and Christle Pope will be here serving up delicious cuisine from their mobile kitchen "Farm's Gate Food" and we will have...

Farm's Gate Foods
Join Us Sunday August 7th, 2011

On Sunday, August 7th we welcome Belgian chef Steve Elskens and partner Christle Pope with their mobile kitchen Farm’s Gate Foods & Catering. Steve and Christle are long-time VS supporters with many years of experience in the restaurant business, Steve most recently with Amusé Bistro. Farm’s Gate Foods &...

New Wine Shop
July 20 2011 Newsletter

wine shopAt last! Our wine shop is almost finished and we proudly invite you to visit, see the amazing craftsmanship of local artisans Joseph Gelinas and Sandra Carr in our JC Scott Eco-designed space and, of course, taste the...

Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival Sunday May 15, 2011

Don't let the forecast put you off - they have tents at the Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival tomorrow! Visit us outside Cowichan Bay Seafood and sample the verjus and balsamic vinegar, then head over to the winery for a wine tasting.

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