Wine Islands Vintners Association

About WIVA

WIVA is a marketing association administered by a volunteer Board of Directors that is open to all licensed wineries (including cideries and meaderies) on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands of British Columbia, Canada. Read more here on how you can become involved with WIVA as a Member or Partner.


About the Wine Islands

Here on Vancouver Island, where rain, sun, wind and sea have such presence and diversity, we are able to make unique wines that are a reflection of particular conditions that exist nowhere else.

Two characteristics are common here. Families form the core of tradition and almost everywhere you will see their impact on the crafting of wine. Moreover, almost all Island winemakers came to their vineyard dream from some other profession, be it stonemason, teacher, doctor, manager or accountant. Thus you'll find both eclectic wines and a touch of eccentricity in their makers. Read more from Chef Bill Jones, Deerholme Farms in Cowichan BC.

Exciting News from WIVA

AGM Merridale Cider  read more
DATES FOR 2013 NOW ANNOUNCED! Sip and Savour Salt Spring will take place on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, 2013. The Festival will bring together growers, food providers and... read more
Merridale is hosting a “Speakeasy Party” to say good bye to the prohibitive times of prior years. Turning back the calendar to the roarin’ 20’s it will be a late afternoon... read more
The second annual Flavour festival will take place on Sunday, September 15th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Coastal Black Estate Winery. Our finest chefs, vintners, farmers and producers are invited... read more
Daybreak Rotarty Presents: A Wine and Blues Festival by the Sea, June 15th at the Maritime Heritage Center in Camplbell River! read more
Rocky Creek Winery's 4th Annual Father’s Day Pig Roast in the Vineyard!   Sunday June 16 from 5 to 8 pm 1854 Myhrest Road | Cowichan Bay, BC   $40 per person, Cash Bar for wine... read more
Spring has arrived at the orchard! And Sea Cider wants to invite everyone to their annual May Day celebration! The event is free and open to the public. The May Day Celebration is also a release... read more
Only a few more weeks to go! Averill Creek's annual spring open house will be taking place on Saturday May 18th from 11am until 5pm. The 'Maple Mountain Boys' will be performing... read more
Making a debut this year at Merridale Cider this Sunday, May 12th – house cured meats, fresh salads, ice cream cones and picnic lunches.  Now you can order a custom picnic lunch to enjoy... read more
Victoria’s 5th Annual Festival of Food & Wine! A local taste of Vancouver Island and the wine regions of British Columbia…July 25-28, 2013 Taste uncorks Thursday July... read more

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