Okay, so the sun’s not quite out yet, but today could shape up to the ultimate Cowichan Valley day.
Start at the Duncan Farmers’ Market. Sip a Peaks Coffee from at coffee aficionado Dana Meinor’s stall while you admire the market’s abundant display of produce, crafts and gourmet foods from the Valley. In one place, in one hour, you get an idea of why we’re so lucky to live here.
Next, have a glass (or two!) of Glenora Fantasia Sparkling at Zanatta Vineyard to begin your Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival tour (here’s a map). While you’re out in Glenora, stop at Alderlea Farm for a Borscht cook-off, BBQ sausage and a hayride.
Thirsty again? Godfrey-Brownell Vineyard has tastings, snacks, and live music to get the party started. And when you’re ready for dessert, head to Organic Fair in Cobble Hill to taste the most delicious, imaginative chocolate (dare I say it?) in the world.
Or if you need time to digest and just want pure entertainment, go watch Gordie Howe drop the puck at tonight’s Capitals hockey game.
The ultimate Cowichan Valley day. Bon appetit!