Explore Greater Victoria's Saanich Peninsula
The contrast of Greater Victoria’s Saanich Peninsula will make you feel as though you’re hundreds of miles away from the city; yet you’re still remarkably close. The abundant farmland and evergreen groves are remarkably calming and remind you of fresh vegetables and the pure feeling of open air. The crisp scent of Douglas Fir will fill the air around you as you learn about the creation of artisan Champagne, Vinegar and other delectable specialty foods. Rich cheese, harmonizing cider and local wines will accompany you during the day, and in the evening, you will be invited to partake in a lavish three course dinner, showcasing all the splendid smells and tastes of Southern Vancouver Island.
South Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula abounds with unique and fantastic wineries, distilleries, and culinary destinations. Your day of luxurious touring will begin with a fresh coffee or tea while you enjoy Executive Chef Shirley Lang’s just-out-of-the-oven Cree Raven Spirit Bannock. We will visit a local farm to experience first-hand an urban, hard working, local producer. You’ll be impressed with their produce and you might even make a purchase. After visiting the farm, you will be hungry! Enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch created by Chef Shirley using some of the ingredients you’ve purchased. Some of British Columbia’s finest wines are produced on Saanich Peninsula. We’ll choose two South Island wineries and sample their best, followed by spirit tastings at a peninsula distillery. We’ll provide educational tours of the venues visited, and our farm tour and cider tastings will include an artisan cheese board for a snack while you taste a variety of ciders and enjoy the magnificent scenery. You will learn about the harvesting process of Douglas Fir in the creation of artisan champagnes, vinegars & specialty delectable food items. Finally, we’ll conclude our tour with a sumptuous, three course gourmet dinner at a location to be determined.
Please book this tour at least one week in advance.
Experience includes: Host/Sommelier, meals, tastings, transportation. Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 8 guests.
Tour Notes: Prices may vary depending on the number of guests and dietary restrictions. Maximums and minimums are a guide. Please ask Spirit Culinary Excursion Experience Coordinator to arrange a tour for a party less than specified. Please see Kitchens of Distinctions Excursion Policies and Waiver.
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