News & Events

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.

Cowichan Valley Artisan Easter Launch!

Venturi-Schulze is now a member of the Cowichan Valley Artisans and we invite you to visit us all this long Easter weekend April 22nd, 23rd 24th and 25th. ALL studios will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Come and visit the galleries/studios and see where and how...

Wine Shop Hours

We are now open Wednesday to Sunday plus Holiday Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm for drop-in tastings and sales and any time for sales (phone ahead to 250-743-5630)..

Brandenburg No.3 Named Best Local Wine

While we do not enter wine competitions, we were honoured that our Brandenburg No.3 was voted Best Local Wine by "real people" in the 2011 Eat! Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards. We blushed when we read the commentary: "Venturi Schulze: Courageous, confident, eccentric, uncompromising, distinctive. That sums up the owners, and the wines. Giordano, Marilyn and their daughter Michelle are hands on to the nth degree. Industry stalwarts, they've been...

Michelle pruning
2010 Winter Hours and Activities

While our wine shop is not open for drop-in tastings until spring, we welcome those wanting to come by to purchase any time by appointment. If at all possible, phone a day or two ahead, as we are unable to answer the phone when we are outside pruning.

If you would like to arrange a private group tasting over the winter, we can accommodate this for the cost of the wines you would like opened. We can welcome you in our "big room" with a cozy fire and you can spend an hour or...

December Hours

We welcome you for wine, vinegar and verjus tastings from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 19th. Open other days by chance or with an advance phone call to 250-743-5630 for sales and vinegar and verjus tastings. Take advantage of case lot holiday specials on vinegar and verjus!

Jay Friedman
Jay Friedman's Visit

There is much to see and do in the Cowichan Valley, as Jan Friedman discovered. "As the afternoon came to a close, I had time for one last stop. While there are many wineries in the region, I needed to visit Venturi Schulze Vineyards, producers of the balsamic vinegar I so covet. All of the wines are grown, produced, and bottled on the premises without use of any pesticides or herbicides. While the tasting room is modest, the...

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