Archive of posts tagged "cowichan"

Laketown Shakedown 2020 Lineup with Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris and More

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The Laketown Shakedown 2020 lineup is here, announcing that Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris, Third Eye Blind and Nelly will be headlining the 3-day festival taking place at Laketown Ranch in the Cowichan Valley on June 26, 27 and 28.

BC Youth Week 2016

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Since its inception in 1995, BC Youth Week has grown to include over 30 municipalities and non-profit organizations throughout the province. This internationally celebrated event aims to recognize the positive contributions youth make in our communities and to celebrate the valuable work youth and youth organizations do all year round. The BC Youth Week Committee […]

Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island

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Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post. Our group's tastings were complimentary during our Vancouver Island Taste media tour of the region. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Pinot Noir grapes are mainly associated with Burgundy but Andy Johnston of Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island are putting Duncan on the global Pinot map. Averill Creek is the largest estate grown vineyard and winery on Vancouver Island and they’re producing everything from Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer to a Foch Cab. “I’m a grape […]

The Merridale Cidery Experience

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A trip to Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley isn’t complete without heading over to Cobble Hill and visiting Merridale Estate Cidery. View Larger Map Back in 2000, Janet Docherty and Rick Pipes purchased Merridale and its 20 acres of cider apples from its founder who started it the cidery in 1990. Today, Merridale is a full-experience […]