Island Tides: A Year in the Life

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A glass of this wine is the perfect way to welcome spring! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Averill Creek Vineyard to create Island Tides, a vibrant Pinot Grigio that perfectly captures Vancouver Island’s coastal...

Meet the Maker: Valley Cider Company

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When you get to know Bruce Mckinlay you will learn two things very quickly. One, his vision for Valley Cider is very small, and two, he has very big ideas about what cider could be. Valley Cider is a cidery...

Meet the Maker: Shelter Point Distillery

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Located in Oyster River on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Shelter Point has been using traditional Scottish distilling methods since 2011 to make their exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits. Patrick Evans and his team see themselves as stewards of the...

Island Breweries: A Brief History

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If you asked for a craft beer on Vancouver Island, or anywhere in BC, before the early 80's you would probably be met with a blank stare. Prior to this time, the only beer you could get your hands on...

Meet the Maker: Desert Hills and Ursa Major Estate Wineries

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Three brothers, Randy, Jessie, and Dave Toor purchased their first property in the Southern Okanagan in 1988 with dreams of a successful farm where they could raise their families. Initially the estate was planted with apple orchards, but the Toor...
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