Why Local Matters To Us

Where can you buy our products? Use the search function below to find what you are looking for. We are extremely proud of our region and enjoy spreading the work about the things that make it so special. Explore the businesses below to discover some of the best places to eat, drink, chat and sleep in the Cowichan Valley and beyond, plus some of our favourite food products. There are great B&B's, resorts and restaurants serving our wines within easy biking and driving distance of wonderful hiking trails and outdoor adventures, plus you can take home some truly fine locally grown food products along with Venturi-Schulze wines, verjus and balsamic vinegar. Search the List view to find Venturi-Schulze products across the continent.

  • Atlas Café

    Atlas Café at 250 Sixth Street, Courtenay describes itself as "the home of perfectly overstuffed breakfasts, bustling lunches and inspired dinners. It's where friends and family share laughs, colleagues share ideas, and the entire community gathers to share our passion for great food. For a restaurant with consistent quality food, service and fun in the Comox Valley, Atlas is the place to go." Phone (250) 338-9838.

  • Aura

    Aura at the Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, was awarded Top New Restaurant 2008 by Where Magazine. They like to play with their food by making it fun, unique, even interactive. Like serving smoked salmon in a Martini glass. Or minestrone in a French coffee press.

    Modern, Pacific Rim inspired cuisine is created by award winning chefs. Their bar specializes in local and regional artisan wines, classic and contemporary cocktails made with premium spirits and locally grown ingredients. Phone (250) 414-6739

  • Basil Olive Oil Products

    Helen Koutalianos in Vancouver introduced me to her family's Golden Olive 'Eleni' certified organic extra virgin olive oil.

    This super premium product, released by her company Basil Olive Oil Products Ltd., comes from her family's organic olive groves in Greece and is packed full of rich spicy flavours found only in a truly fine, fresh olive oil. You are not likely to have tasted anything quite like it before.

  • Beverly Corners Liquor Store

    Phone ahead to be sure.
    Phone: 250-715-2025
    Address: 102 - 2755 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC
    www.bcmpliquorstore.com

  • Bistro 161

    Bistro 161 is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Duncan at 161 Kenneth St. They serve casual lunches 11:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Saturday or treat yourself to a special dinner 5:00pm to closing time Monday to Saturday.

    Bistro 161's food is fresh, simple and elegant. It reflects the local bounty of fresh produce, meats and seafood and is served in a casual style for everyone to enjoy. Phone (250) 746-6466

  • Blue Crab Bar and Grill

    The Blue Crab Bar and Grill is located at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel, 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, phone 250-480-1999. Its breathtaking natural setting with floor to ceiling windows offers an unsurpassed view of the city's beautiful Inner Harbour. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner created from the Island's finest local ingredients in a casual setting. A local favourite for fresh seafood, regional cuisine and mouthwatering cocktails. Award winning food with personalized service in a spectacular waterfront setting. Enjoy our Millefiori with lunch or dinner, or even breakfast for that matter!

  • Brentwood Bay Wine Shop

    Call ahead to be sure.
    Phone: 250-544-5109
    Address: 100-7143 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC, V8M 1P7
    http://www.brentwoodliquorstore.com/

  • Cafe Brio

    Cafe Brio at 944 Fort Street, a local favourite, now has several Venturi-Schulze wines on the list. Greg Hays and Silvia Marconi dish up fresh, imaginative cuisine and great conversation. Phone (250) 383-0009.

  • Camille's

    At Camille's, 45 Bastion Square in downtown Victoria, you will find fine dining in a casual atmosphere and wines (including many local) at a reasonable price. Owners David Mincey and Paige Robinson are committed to the best of things local. Phone (250) 381-3433.

  • Carmichael's

    Carmichael's, where you can enjoy the flavours of Executive Chef Martin Vanden Ankers, is at 5911 Minoru Blvd. in Richmond. You will find favourites from the Pacific Northwest with Asian flare, and an emphasis on steak and seafood. Carmichael's proudly presents a dinner fresh sheet accompanied with wine features. Located in the Hilton Hotel. Phone (604) 273-6336.

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