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Welcome to Enrico Winery & Vineyards, home to award winning wines and friendly people! Join us in our Tasting Room for a wine tasting and stroll through our picturesque vineyards of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Ortega, Cabernet Foch, and Cabernet Libre. Relax and sip wine in our picnic area by the trout pond. We would love to meet you and show you around. Our mission is to please you with premium quality wines.
The 50 acre property was purchased in 2000 as a mixed farming operation; with a long term vision to one day convert it to a vineyard and winery. The dream was realized by the Smith Family in 2007, when 4 acres of Pinot Gris & 2 acres Pinot Noir were planted. The following year, Ortega (2 acres), Cabernet Libre (2 acres) & Cabernet Foch (1 acre) were added, bringing the total planted area of vineyard to 11 acres.
Enrico Winery was completed in time for our very first grape harvest in the summer of 2009. The winery has recently been doubled in size to accommodate the estates harvest at full production.
The winery is equipped with state of the art wine making equipment, including a 2400lt EuroPress which allows us to gently press whole berry clusters without extracting any bitterness or harsh tannins, a glycol refrigeration system that gives us complete control over temperature, and a lab that any winemaker would be eager to work in.
Our Tasting Room is open daily from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm except from Christmas Day through to the end of January.
Tasting Fee is $7.50.
Please visit us where you can sample our wines, enjoy the warmth of our Tasting Room, nibble on locally made cheeses, listen to some local “gossip” and maybe find out about a few hidden gems in the Cowichan Valley!
Larger parties or groups should call in advance to arrange a booking so as not to be disappointed.
We offer a Picnic area situated near our Pond which is stocked with fish. We also offer self- guided Vineyard Tours at no cost.