The Saanich Peninsula, set just 30 minutes south of Victoria, is a rural ramble of rolling hills, wineries, cideries, bakeries, farm-stands and much more. Explore this road-trippers paradise that ties together the pastoral and urban to add another layer to your Island culinary ventures. Visit local farms where ingredients are nurtured and foraged before you complete your gastronomic journey in downtown Victoria at one of several farm-to-table restaurants.
(Itinerary and details courtesy of Toursim Victoria)

Fields Of Flavour

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Stop 1: Downtown Victoria

Start the day bright and early with a short 20-minute drive from downtown Victoria to your first stop. Wander the historic streets and grab a tea or coffee from one of the many local café’s in the area.

Stop 2: The Gardens At HCP

Your second stop on your self-guided adventure is The Gardens at HCP, a beautiful botanical garden that you can enjoy year-round. Spend as long as you like here, taking in the seasonal blooms and wandering the garden paths.

Stop 3: Country Bee Honey

Hop back in the car for a quick 11-minute drive to your next stop. Taste the flavours of the Saanich Peninsula in the locally made honey at Country Bee. Sample from dozens of flavours and shop their locally made gifts and products. You’ll be sure to find some goodies to bring home.

Stop 4: Church & State Wines

Two minutes down the road, arrive at Church & State Wines. Ready for an afternoon snack? Their Tasting Bar is the perfect place to linger a while. Especially when seated overlooking the vineyard on their expansive patio. Make a note to return soon with your mat for one of their outdoor yoga classes.

Stop 5: Sea Cider Farm

12 minutes from Church & State, discover Sea Cider Farm, a beautiful cidery with outstanding views of the orchard and Salish Sea. Sample their dry, sweet and
seasonal sips as you nibble on delectable light bites.

Stop 6: Roost Vineyard Bistro

A quick six-minute drive down the road brings you to The Roost. Stop for a caffeinated beverage and indulge in
their tasty treats. This family run 10-acre farm produces the eggs baked in goodies and serves wine made from
vines on site.

Stop 7: Snowdon House

Another 6 minutes leads you to Snowdon House. A unique Douglas Fir farm where you can find elixirs, vinegars and syrups made from the fir needles, along with spices and other locally made goodies to spice up your meals back home.

Stop 8: Melinda’s Biscotti

A one-minute drive, or a seven-minute jaunt, brings you to Melinda’s Biscotti. Try Melinda’s famous Biscotti and purchase some to enjoy for dessert or the rest of your visit – we doubt it’ll make the journey home with you.