First Annual Wine Island Vintners Tasting

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The First Annual Wine Islands Vintners Tasting promises to be a hot wine ticket this spring with all the best wineries, cideries and meaderies from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands showing their new releases all in one spot.

 

That spot is the beautiful Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, between 4 and 7 pm on Easter Monday, April 13, 2009.

 

"We wanted to provide a showcase for our Island beverage industry, "says Janet Docherty, president of the Wine Islands Vintners Association.  "We hope this will be the annual showcase of the best our members can produce."

 

Almost all Island winemakers came to their vineyard dream from some other  profession, be it stonemason, teacher, doctor, manager or accountant.  Thus  you’ll find both eclectic wines and a touch of eccentricity in their makers.

 

Many wineries are already slated to take part including Averill Creek Winery, Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery, Blue Grouse Vineyards, Carbrea Vineyards, Chalet Estate Vineyards, Chase and Warren Vineyards, Cherry Point Vineyards, Church and State Wines Ltd, Garry Oaks Winery, Island Spirits, Merridale Ciderworks, Morning Bay Vineyards, Rocky Creek Winery, Salt Spring Vineyards, Starling Lane Winery, Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery, Venturi-Schulze Vineyards, and Zanatta Vineyards. Among them the much sought-after wines from well known producers, award-winning wines from newer wineries, and harder to find, local treasures.

 

This event is sponsored by the Inn at Laurel Point.  For an entrance fee of $20 visitors will taste wines from most of the Island Wineries, sample some of our local cheeses, and get to know our region a little better. Tickets are at The Wine Barrel, James Bay Spirit Merchants, The Strath Beer and Wine, Spinnakers Beer and Wine, Beverly Corners LRS, the Four Mile Liquor Store, and Everything Wine.

 

More information on this event can be found on the Wine Islands website at www.wineislands.ca.

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