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.

  • Fairmont Empress Hotel

    The Fairmont Empress Hotel at 721 Government Street in downtown Victoria is well known for its afternoon tea, but the real treasure there is the Empress Room. The dining room is opulent and formal, befitting such a regal hotel, and the cuisine exceptional. We also love the Bengal Lounge for delicious Indian fare. Phone (250) 384-8111.

  • Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

    Phone ahead to be sure.
    Phone: 604-875-3325
    Address: 2857 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
    www.fireflyfinewinesandales.com

  • Four Mile Liquor Store

    Phone: (250) 479-0726
    Address: 101 - 1505 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC
    www.fourmilehouse.com

  • Galiano Inn

    This is a beautiful and peaceful spot for a luxurious, quiet get-away with fine dining and lots to do to commune with nature!
    134 Madrona Drive, Galiano Island, BC  Canada V0N 1P0
    Toll Free Phone: 1-877-530-3939
    www.galianoinn.com

  • Galiano Inn Liquor Store

    This is one of our favourite places for a quiet getaway!
    Phone: 250-539-3388
    Address: 134 Medrona Drive, Galiano Island, BC
    www.galianoinn.com

  • Gelinas Carr Furniture

    We discovered some of Joseph Gelinas and Sandra Carr's work  when we first dined at Stone Soup Inn (located on the way to lake Cowichan). Chef/owner Brock Windsor has beautiful maple table tops by  Gelinas Carr. We commissioned them to do the bartops and cabinetry in our wine shop renovation and what beautiful work they did sourcing gorgeous local wood and crafting the finest solid wood maple and arbutus bar tops I have ever seen! They welcome people to their showroom/workshop on the outskirts of Duncan. Call ahead to made sure they are around.

    Telephone: (250) 748 9737

    Toll Free: 1-866-733-3888

    Mailing Address:
    6259 Mina Drive
    Duncan, BC V9L 6K4

  • Harrison Glass Art

    We first met Terry and John Harrison in the early '90's when they owned the florist shop in Duncan and were customers, regularly purchasing our Madeleine Sylvaner. Terry is passionate about all of her artistic endeavours. If it is a flower, Terry will paint it onto glass, onto clothing, onto table linens and tiles. Wild flowers, cultivated garden flowers and even weeds in bloom are subjects for her work. It is terry who decorates our special "Wildflower Collection" bottles, which we fill with our ancient method balsamic vinegar.

    All the glass plates, wine glasses, vases, jugs and dinnerware are fired so that they can go into the dishwasher and all the clothing and linens are machine wash-and-dry.

    Her background prior to glass and fabric painting includes painting in watercolours, a career in journalism, floristry, sheep farming, dog breeding, and a musical life that continues today in voice, flute and harp.

    Telephone: (250) 743-3862

    Address: 
    1213 Royalta Rd.,
    Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2

    Call ahead before visiting

  • Hillside Liquor Store

    Phone: 250-370-1143, ext.461
    Address: 3201 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC.
    www.hillsideliquorstore.com

  • Hotel Grand Pacific

    Hotel Grand Pacific, a Five Star Canada Select hotel at 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, is set in the relaxing surroundings of Victoria's inner harbour adjacent to the Parliament Buildings. The passionate Emory Haines heads up the dining experience, featuring a selection of our wines on the reserve list - including the amazing 2004 Pinot Noir. Phone: 250-386-0450, Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550

  • Hotel Rialto

    Hotel Rialto at 653 Pandora Ave. Victoria (on the corner of Douglas) reopened in June 2009 as a boutique style hotel in a beautifully restored heritage building originally built by Chinese merchant Lim Bang in 1912. A massive renovation restored the hotel to its original grandeur and beyond. Upon entering the hotel lobby guests are greeted with sprawling Italian marble floors, exotic hardwood and fresco walls. The décor is "Old World Italian with hints of Chinese influence" paying respect to Mr. Bang. (250) 383-4157

    Veneto Tapa Lounge - An exciting urban lounge atmosphere where locals and tourists alike congregate for delectable dishes and a cocktail list that will astound. Truly a great place to see and be seen. Open daily 4pm - 1am.

    Breve - Dark wood and rich marble adorn this charming bistro. Our chef has created a small but intensely flavorful menu for light breakfasts and lunches. Watch the traffic pass by as you enjoy a steaming cappuccino or glass of wine. Open daily 7am - 4pm daytime

    Vintage Spirits - Offering the largest variety of wine and liquor in the downtown core. Over 800 unique wines to choose from and a large variety of local wine producers as well as craft brews. Ask our knowledgeable staff for best picks of the region. Open daily 9am - 11pm.

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