DEVINE WINERY AND DISTILLERY
The Devine Winery and Distillery is one of the premier Vineyards in the Saanich Peninsula, producing both awards winning wines and spirits. A family owned outfit; Devine is famous for producing organic wine from grapes grown using natural methods without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Grapes are picked by hand to maintain their integrity and processed using tried and tested traditional techniques that ensure maximum extraction of the grape’s flavours. As a result, wines and spirits from Devine are famous for their rich taste, delightful aromas and a mix of flavours that will delight any palate. Set in beautiful surroundings overlooking spectacular views, the Devine Winery and Distillery should be on every wine tourist’s bucket list and you should ensure to visit it at least once.
Devine was created by John and Cathy Windsor in 2007 out of a 25-acre piece of land located in Saanichton on the Saanich Peninsula land. Originally a grape farm supplying organic grapes to local wineries, the decision was soon made to open an onsite winery and experiment with various types of grape varietals to see which ones would thrive. Early grape varieties included Pinot Gris and Noir, along with the Austrian white grape Gruner Veltliner. The winery has since diversified to include other varietals over the years. The first vintage was produced in 2009, and today, the farm produces over 2000 cases of wine which are sold in the winery’s store as well as well as in selected stores around the Peninsula and neighbouring cities. The Distillery offers a wide array of spirits including four types of gin, rum, and flavoured brandies.
Devine Winery and Distillery Offers is a well-known Victoria Winery offering unmatched tasting experiences as well as the opportunity to purchase your favourite alcoholic beverage. The winery produces a variety of red, white and rose wines which are available for sampling on wine tours as well as for purchase. Reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab/Syrah and the immensely popular Foch. White wines available at the winery include the Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Gris. There is also a special Rose wine, the Pinot Noir Rose, for wine lovers who are thus inclined.
On a Canadian Craft Tours visit to the Devine Winery and Distillery, you can expect to sample up to five wines, including the popular 2014 Foch which is well beloved for its plum, cherry, and cocoa flavours. The Pinot Gris is another crowd pleaser with notes of dried fruit, honey and spruce. A trip to this winery allows you to enjoy your favourite glass as you look out on beautiful surroundings including vineyards and even the mountains on a clear day.
Devine spirits are made from a variety of ingredients including grapes, malted barley, honey, spices, berries, botanicals and fruit. 99% of the ingredients are sourced locally in order to support local farmers and are processed in the Devine Distillery German Copper Still, Brunhilde, to give you fine gins, flavoured brandies and other high-quality spirits. Popular offerings include Vin Gin, New Tom Gin, Honey Shine, Pomme Brandy and the Glen Saanich Single Malt.
On a wine tour with Canadian Craft tours, you can expect to enjoy the best offerings from this premier Victoria Distillery, sample the various samples available, and take away a bottle of your favourite spirit.
With spectacular views, exemplary service and great wines and spirits, a tour to the Devine Winery and Distillery is among the best things to do in Victoria and its surroundings. You can be sure that any tours you take to the Saanich Peninsula wine region will be time well spent and with Canadian Craft Tours by your side, you can discover the best that Saanich has to offer.
You can visit De Vine's website here.