Indulge in some of the most delectable culinary creations paired with locally-crafted wines while enjoying 180 degrees of expansive views from the highest point on the Malahat.

Heighten you senses and your vistas with West Coast cuisine and wine served in the skies. Set across various stunning venues at the Villa Eyrie, the Winemakers Dinner Series offers unforgettable sunset views over the Saanich Peninsula and majestic Olympic Mountains, delectable multi-course meals and exquisite wine pairings from renowned local wineries.

Villa Eyrie Resort view

All venues for this dinner series boast breathtaking 180 degree views

The premiere event, the Best of Cowichan Winemakers Dinner happening July 24th, will offer an exclusive five-course dinner using freshest and most exquisite locally-sourced ingredients that showcase the best of the Cowichan Valley. Each course will be expertly paired with wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Enrico Winery, and Alderlea Vineyards. Winemakers from each winery will be present at the event, speaking about their wines during each course.

In late August, the next event in the series, the Wine Society Dinner with Hops & Vine, will feature a masterfully-crafted, four-course menu showcasing wine pairings from a fine local winery. Details on guest sommelier and presenting winery to be announced. There will be two available seatings at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm on August 28th.

Long Table Series

Guests will enjoy fine dining with a west coast twist

Dinner will be served at a secluded mountaintop venue with unobstructed panoramic views. With sweeping white tablecloths and elegant place settings, guests will be treated to thoughtful, personal service from experienced servers and sommeliers. The Winemakers Dinner Series brings together the best elements of fine dining restaurants in a truly unique west coast environment.

Each course will be crafted and executed by Michelin star trained Executive Chef Mario Gross. The celebrated chef has recently unveiled a brand-new summer menu for the Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant which features Vancouver Island twists on the European gourmet kitchen. Chef Gross is supported by distinguished pastry chef Matthias Conradi, another German-born culinary master who brings 35 years of experience to the table and who is known for his nature-inspired confections and use of creative, high-quality ingredients.

Slow Braised Short Ribs

Chef Gross’s signature west coast inspired dishes will showcase the best of Cowichan

There is no better way to enjoy West Coast inspired cuisine and distinguished local wines than surrounded by the breathtaking lushness only British Columbia can boast about. It’s a great opportunity for a romantic staycation or a night out with your best girlfriends. Learn more about the Winemakers Dinner Series.