Located in Mill Bay on beautiful southern Vancouver Island, Enrico Winery’s Tempest Ortega wine was named one of the top fourteen BC wines by the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence. Here, one will enjoy wine tasting at its best and even take a leisurely walk through the vineyards that include Pinot Gris, Cabernet Foch, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Libre. You can also stop and savor a glass in their picnic area and look out over a stocked trout pond.
This 50 acre winery not only has more than one award winning wine, it is also proves to be a relaxing day taking in the picturesque vineyards, sampling some fine local cheeses and enjoying a free self-guided tour. Of course if you plan on visiting with a larger group, it’s a good idea to call ahead and let them know you are coming. This will allow them to show you their amazing hospitality and prepare an informative guided tour. Their wine tasting room is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but is closed on Christmas day through to the end of January.
Becoming an Enrico Winery Wine Club member really does have its advantages. All you need to do to join is purchase one case of wine at its regular price either at their wine shop or online. Some of the benefits of membership include:
- Professional food & wine pairing suggestions
- Advance invitations to special events and festivals
- 10% discount on wine purchases (in person or online)
- Advance notice of new releases
Weddings really are exceptional events at Enrico Winery. Owners and staff go above and beyond to make the day extra special. They will even organize a wine tasting for your guests. Their attention to detail is second to none. The wedding couple as well and their guests are always made to feel like family. For all the information on how they can help you with your special day contact them either by phone at: 250.733.2356 or by email at: [email protected].
The Winery has an amazing wine shop where you can purchase your favourite bottles either on site or on line. Some of the wines offered include:
· Braveheart Cabernet Libre 2013
· Newton Pinot Noir 2014
· Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
· War of the Grapes Vintners Blend 2014
· Duchess Pinot Gris Reserve 2014
You can even rate their wines once you’ve tried them. Simply visit the online shop and click on the wine you would like to review. Their wines are available at many restaurants and wine shops throughout the Island and main land. If you visit a venue that doesn’t carry Enrico Wines, let them know and they will do their best to make them available.
Getting to Enrico Winery is easy; for detailed directions simply visit the map on their website. Let Enrico Winery know where you heard about them and they will send you a voucher for two free wine tastings!