Vancouver Island Wineries - saanich
Domaine Rochette is a boutique winery, located on the Saanich Peninsula, North of Victoria. We enjoy a unique Mediterranean like microclimate, with dry summers and temperatures moderated by the surrounding Pacific Ocean. This allows us to produce food friendly wines with great varietal characteristics. We support environmentally friendly growing techniques, using integrated pest management. We currently grow Pinot Noir, Ortega, Marchel Foch, Schoenberger, Epicure, Petit Milo and one as yet un-named varietal. The wines are ready to drink when released so enjoy them young.
Sea Cider is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Our ten acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heritage apples. Sea Cider opened its farm gate for business in 2007 when owner Kristen Jordan purchased the property with a vision of creating an organic farm and orchard and producing traditional fermented artisan ciders. Since then, we’ve grown to an annual cider production of over 7,000 cases and growing. We continue to pride ourselves on crafting traditionally fermented ciders from organically grown apples, and our award-winning cider is now available throughout B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Washington State, Illinois and Oregon. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse has also become one of the top agr-tourism attractions in Victoria and Vancouver Island. Relax at our ciderhouse, and drink in the panoramic water views overlooking our orchard across the Haro Straight to James Island. The Ciderhouse is open for tastings and tours year round 11 to 4. Sea Cider is also the perfect venue for large and small weddings and corporate events and family functions. Enjoy a flight of ciders paired with organic cheese and other local delectables. Top off your visit with a tour and browse our selection of hand crafted farm product.
Situated in the heart of North Saanich’s pastoral landscape, the focus is on local food and wine, and sustainability. More than just a bakery/café, The Roost roosts on 10 acres of farmland where we grow many items used to produce the food we proudly serve. The wheat grown and milled on-site is used to bake breads fresh daily. The blueberries, sheep, and a unique vineyard, all add to the authentic experience. Our Vineyard Bistro is home to our wood-fired oven, a fabulous Bistro dinner menu and our tasting room. Our winemaker owns our 10 acre farm and offers our own estate wines produced from 2 acres of grapes grown on the farm. Our signature wine is called "The Laird's Ginger Sweetheart" which pares nicely with all Asian foods and all dishes on the lighter side. We also have a Blackberry Bramble that offers just under a pound of fresh local blackberries per bottle. And for the sweeter palate, we offer a speciality wine called "Secret Sweetheart" that tastes like an icewine, but not made in the same way. Our white wine is called Siegerrebbe which is a German grape grown on our farm. Some say it is similar to a Pinot Grigio and others say it's similar to a Chardonnay. Come and try it and see what you think! We invite you to come and enjoy great food, friendly service, local wine, local musicians, local art and the passionate farm experience.