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.

  • The Alibi Room

    The Alibi Room at 157 Alexander Street, Vancouver. Since summer 2006, owners Raya Audet & Nigel Springthorpe have been quietly turning the Alibi Room into the place for local craft beer on tap. It has become a true Free House, pouring guest beers from all over the province and beyond.

    The addition of new head chef Greg Armstrong (formerly chef at Habit Lounge) has added an understated sophistication to its very accessible menu. The menu reflects a strong desire to provide familar, comforting dishes with an emphasis on quality local ingredients. While the Alibi Room's beverage list has the emphasis on beer, it also has a small carefully selected wine list, including Venturi-Schulze.

  • The Bearfoot Bistro

    The Bearfoot Bistro is located in the Best Western Listel Hotel at 4121 Village Green, Whistler. Hold onto your hats: you never know what wild experience awaits you here. Restaurant reservations: (604) 932-3433.

  • The Herbfarm

    When you dine at The Herbfarm restaurant at 14590 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA you'll revel in seasonally unique menus featuring the foods of the Northwest. Each 9-course dinner, served with 5 or 6 matched wines (non alcoholic options are also available), draws its inspiration from the rhythms of the season. For much of the year The Herbfarm kitchen gardens and farm supply the restaurant with an ever-changing harvest of common and unusual produce. Small growers and producers provide wild mushrooms, heritage fruits, handmade cheeses, and rare treasures. If only once in your life, although much more if possible, you deserve the pampering and amazing culinary experience you will get at the Herbfarm! Enjoy our Brut Naturel and perhaps a glass of Brandenburg No.3! Phone (425) 485-5300.

  • The Marina Restaurant

    The Marina Restaurant is at 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria. With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina is a local favourite for delicious seafood, regional cuisine and Sunday Brunch, offering a feast for all your senses. Enjoy the fresh tastes of the West Coast in a spectacular waterfront setting. Phone (250) 598-8555

  • Village Liquor Store

    Phone: 250-247-7616
    Address: 4 - 575 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC
    www.vlsgabriola.com

  • Vintage Spirits at Hotel Rialto

    Vintage Spirits is next door to the Hotel Rialto - a great place to pick up a few bottles of VS wine after eating at Veneto Tapa Lounge .

    Phone: 250-383-4161
    Address: 653 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC V8W 1N8
    Vintage Spirits
    Hotel Rialto

  • Voya Restaurant at Loden

    Voya Restaurant at Loden, 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, is led by locally lauded Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette and offers sophisticated food, spectacularly chic décor, a private dining room with seating for 18 and a street-side lounge. An ice-blue room centre-lit by three sparkling crystal chandeliers evokes the sophisticated eateries of the '40s, rich with chocolate-hued upholstery, boldly patterned screens, oversized mirrors and sleek white lacquered tables. Phone (604) 639-8692.

  • Wickaninnish Inn

    The Wickaninnish Inn on Chesterman Beach in Tofino is busy all year round, but I can't think of a better time to visit than in the winter season, when you can watch the ocean storms from your tub, take a walk in the rain in the cheery yellow slicker and boots provided by the Inn, and dine in the Pointe Restaurant by the cozy fire with the wild Pacific Ocean lapping at the windows. Our wines are not always in stock, so call ahead to be sure. Phone (250) 725-3100.

  • Zambri's

    Zambri's is at "The Atrium" at the corner of Yates and Blanchard in Victoria. On the surface Peter Zambri is animated, demonstrative and idealistic. Josephine (Jo) is focused, pragmatic and succinct. While this brother and sister combination couldn’t appear more opposing, they find balance and common ground in their love and respect for food and dedication to simple things done right. Zambri's has been a favourite of the locals since it opened and continues to be a hot spot and the place to be in it's new expanded location. Phone: 250-360-1171

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