Tasting room at de vine VineyardWith one of the most breweries per capita anywhere in North America, it’s no secret that locals take great pride in the city’s beer scene. However, what is more of a secret are Victoria’s great producers of other alcoholic beverages – namely wine, cider and spirits – and that many of these producers are located on the Saanich Peninsula.


Church & State Wines – Located 20 minutes from Victoria in scenic Brentwood Bay, Church & State is an award-winning winery that is open for tastings, lunch, light fare and private events. Come check out their newly-renovated facilities, sample their VQA wines at their wraparound bar and enjoy a fabulous lunch on their patio. de Vine Vineyards – de Vine Vineyards enjoys the warm summers, cooling ocean breezes and rich clay-loam soils of the Saanich Peninsula. Visit their vineyard, winery and tasting room to savour their wines while enjoying breathtaking ocean and mountain views.


Sea Cider Farm & Cider House – Come raise a glass at Sea Cider Farm & Cider House! Located in scenic Saanichton and boasting stunning ocean and orchard views, the patio of Sea Cider is the perfect place to relax and sip a delicious glass of cider. Choose from one of their eight varieties and pair it with organic cheeses and other local treats, then top off your visit with a complimentary tour of the farm and cider house.


Victoria Spirits – A family-owned and operated distillery, Victoria Spirits makes premium spirits by hand in their gleaming copper, wood-fired still – the only one of its kind in Canada! They are an entirely carbon neutral company that distills a number of fine spirits, including Victoria Gin – Canada’s first premium gin – an aged Oaken Gin, their lusciously smooth Left Coast Hemp Vodka and a number of eau de vies and cocktail bitters. Rumour has it they even have a whiskey on the way too!