Come sail away

As your chauffer drives you on a picturesque tour north from downtown Victoria, the symmetry of local vineyards, the authenticity of artisan distilleries, and the pastoral sights of lush, green farmland on the Saanich Peninsula will take you back to a time where fertile land was more prominent than industry. A yacht awaits, moored in the harbour to conclude your exclusive wine and spirits tour, where you will watch the sun set while enjoying an elegant 3-course gourmet dinner.


Winery & Sunset Yacht Tour

2:00 – 2:15 PM Pick up at the Fairmont Empress Hotel

de Vine Vineyard, an organic boutique winery, and distillery sitting high above in the Saanich Peninsula with an awe-inspiring view of Victoria, Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains in the USA, is our first stop for wine and spirits tasting. You’ll have the opportunity to taste 3 different varietals and 5 spirits along with the option to purchase your favourites to enjoy later.

4:00 PM Your next stop is Snowdon House where you will taste a wide range of gourmet vinegar, brie, and toppings, in addition to sampling a unique and exceptional non-alcoholic ‘prosecco’ made from the majestic Douglas Fir tree.

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts produces a bounty of unique food products. The most original products are made from the 1,600 Douglas Fir trees that were initially planted as a Christmas tree farm on the property. Through extensive research, Laura Waters discovered that West Coast First Nations traditionally made tea from the fir tips. Through creativity and innovative cooking & sampling, Laura developed a line of products that include fruit-infused vinegar, Sparkling Fir Essence (non-alcoholic prosecco) & brie toppers that feature the distinctive flavour of the Douglas Fir.’

Once you have completed the tastings, your chauffeur will drive you to a private yacht where Kitchens of Distinction Culinary Arts will present an elegant delicious dinner, full of flavour presenting the bounty of the Pacific West Coast, and the local farms. The sunset dinner cruise leaves from the beautiful Inner Harbour, traveling the scenic Gorge Waterway, to historic Oak Bay, returning to the Victoria Marine Adventure Centre.

“Relax, breathe in the delicious aromas, be soothed by a symphony of flavours, and awoken to the delights of extraordinary cuisine. Common to every culture is a value placed on dining together and our essence is to make that experience anything but common. “Cuisine for discerning tastes” takes the essence of high-quality dining and brings it to your lips with elegance. We aspire to bring the best ingredients, menus, and flavors together in a way that will make your dining experience exquisite.”

9:00 PM Fully satiated with incredible experiences to share, you are ready to retire to your hotel room with a cognac or scotch for a restful energizing sleep. When you awaken, you will feel like you’ve been on a wonderful holiday.

Tour Notes

Please book this tour at least one week in advance.

Experience includes: Host, dinner, tastings, transportation. Any additional alcohol purchases are not included in the fee. Minimum of 14 guests (GST & Gratuity is not included)

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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada • • Victoria: 250-858-7777 • San Francisco: 650-488-8377

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