Cowichan Valley Wines

31 Saanich Sommeliers members and friends spent a lovely Sunday visiting 3 wineries in the Cowichan valley south of Duncan.  We had a great day with excellent tours and tastings – congratulations to all involved in the organization. The following gallery has a few photos to commemorate the day.  

Saanich Sommeliers Summer Lamb Roast

On a sunny evening of August 24, 2016 the Saanich Sommeliers enjoyed a whole lamb roast and potluck dinner at Starling Lane Vineyards to celebrate summer. Over 40 members and guests attended.  Thanks to Jackie and John Wrinch for graciously hosting the event at their beautiful property.  Photos courtesy of Leanna Rathkelly. Click photos to […]

Oktoberfest 2015 Event

On October 6th, the Saanich Sommeliers were treated to a tasting and tour of the Vancouver Island Brewery. Terri Irmscher coordinated the event and brew master, Patrick Leuders, took the group on the tour through the facility – explaining the beer-making process from the crushing of the malt through to bottling.  The beer was fantastic […]

Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

While in Kelowna during the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival I attended a special event entitled All You Need is Cheese . . . and some Wine!  Organized by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, who joined forces with the Okanagan wineries, the focus was to present Canadian cheeses paired with Okanagan wines. Upon arrival, the venue […]

Sommeliers Food & Wine Pairing

Thirty-five Saanich Sommelier members gathered at the home of Marg and Don Best on May 12, 2015 to sample an extraordinary selection of wines paired with delicious dishes prepared by Marg.  Each wine was carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavours of the dishes served, providing an exceptional evening of fun and learning. The pairings […]