The Expression of our Land. Own a well-established, award winning 34 acre vineyard, including a 3,927 ft2 home, commercial kitchen, 90-seat bistro with liquor licence, wine shop, event pavilion, warehouse, processing facility and equipment.
|Executive Summary :||
Cherry Point Estate Wines is one of the largest vineyards on Vancouver Island, located a short drive away from Victoria, and is part of the Vancouver Island Wine Route. The vineyard is planted according to the different soil types, the specific climatic conditions and the proximity to the ocean. The main varietals include Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Ortega, Siegerrebe and Epicure in the white varieties and Zweigelt, Cabernet Libre, Pinot Noir, Agria and Castel in the reds.
The healthy lush vines are carefully weeded, clipped and pruned, allowing for optimal sunlight exposure and fruit development. At harvest time, usually by the beginning of October, the grapes are handpicked, gently crushed, and the pressed juice begins the wine making process.
These award-winning wines are made, following old European traditions, allowing the wines to stabilize and mature in old oak barrels. Cherry Point honors the relationship between the earth, the sun and the dry wind that comes from the ocean that will nourish the vineyard, allowing for wines that reflect the character of the Farm.
In addition to the wines, Cherry Point is home to the world known Cowichan Blackberry Dessert Wine and its port style Solera dessert wine, now in its 14th year.
The 3,927 ft2 family home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, dining room, living room and a commercial kitchen, which doubles as a kitchen for the bistro restaurant right next door. There are also 2 rooms currently being used as office space and the home could easily be converted into a B&B. In addition to the family home there is a registered, CSA approved 2 bedroom manufactured home located on the property which can be used as additional accommodation or rented out.
The current operators have done an amazing job making Cherry Point into an award winning vineyard. Cherry Point is waiting for someone to bring it into the 21st century as the production and marketing could be easily expanded. If you would like more information on Cherry Point or to schedule a viewing, please inquire.
|Access :||Approximately 15 minute drive heading south from Duncan, BC and 45 minute drive heading north from Victoria, BC. From Victoria, head north on Highway 1 toward Nanaimo to Cobble Hill, turn right on Fisher Road and follow the Wine Route signs to the vineyard.|
|Services :||Hydro, drilled well and septic|
Cobble Hill is filled with recreation, historical sites, shops and galleries. Every August an old fashioned country fair is held at the Cobble Hill Fair Grounds with livestock and agricultural displays and family entertainment. You can also experience breathtaking views by climbing the village's namesake, Cobble Hill Mountain, in the Quarry Regional Wilderness Park.
The Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is a challenging par 71, 18-hole golf course and there are two golf courses nearby in Duncan. Enjoy family outings at the Cherry Point Nature Observation Park, which offers fabulous ocean views of Satellite Channel and Salt Spring Island. After enjoying a horseback ride along the hills and countryside, you can kick your shoes off and walk on the long sandy beaches nearby.
Last, but not least, is the fabulous Vancouver Island Wine Tours, which begins in early spring until the end of harvest time in the fall. You can start the tour just north of Victoria at the Merridale Estate Cidery and end it at the Cherry Point Estate Wines in Cobble Hill. Afterwards, you can enjoy a bite to eat and beverage at the Cherry Point Bistro!
|Zoning :||A-1 Rural and Agricultural Resource (within ALR)
See page 47 on this zoning link from the Regional District
The East 1/2 of Section 19, Range 8, Shawnigan District, except part in Plans 10956, 11565, 25218 and 27149
|Taxes :||$10,232.79 (2016)|
|Boundaries :||Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate|
|Map Reference :||48°42'50.91"N and 123°33'52.97"W|
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