Why Local Matters To Us

Where can you buy our products? Use the search function below to find what you are looking for. We are extremely proud of our region and enjoy spreading the work about the things that make it so special. Explore the businesses below to discover some of the best places to eat, drink, chat and sleep in the Cowichan Valley and beyond, plus some of our favourite food products. There are great B&B's, resorts and restaurants serving our wines within easy biking and driving distance of wonderful hiking trails and outdoor adventures, plus you can take home some truly fine locally grown food products along with Venturi-Schulze wines, verjus and balsamic vinegar. Search the List view to find Venturi-Schulze products across the continent.

  • Malahat Mountain Inn

    The Malahat Mountain Inn at 265 Trans Canada Highway overlooks beautiful Saanich Inlet and is only 10 to 15 minutes from Victoria, on the scenic Malahat Drive, just 30 minutes south of us. The Malahat Mountain Inn offers delicious cuisine, luxurious accommodations, award-winning wines and a view to last a lifetime. Phone (250) 478-1979.

  • Markt

    Markt is Nanaimo's only artisan deli, located in North Nanaimo at the Boardwalk on Rutherford. Chef/owner Ryan Zuvich is proud to offer the highest quality fresh sausages, charcuterie, soups, stocks, sauces and vinaigrettes made in-house, as well as locally produced cheeses and specialty products such as our Venturi-Schulze Verjus. Like us, Ryan strongly believes in the importance of knowing where your food comes from and feeling confident in its quality.

    Ryan also offers cooking classes and wonderful dinners utilizing local food and wine.

    Market Artisan Deli
    #102 - 5281 Rutherford Road
    Nanaimo, BC

  • Masthead Restaurant & Deck

    The Masthead Restaurant and Deck is located on the water in historic Cowichan Bay. Owner Luke Harms and his staff strive to create an intimate yet informal atmosphere to enjoy inspired local cuisine. You will find many local selections on the wine list. Phone: 250-748-3714.

  • Moonstruck Organic Cheese

    Moonstruck Organic Cheese on Salt Spring Island is artisan cheese at its best. Susan and Julia Grace make fine organic cheese using the fragrant milk from their small herd of purebred Jersey cows. They treat their cows well because the healthier and happier they are, the more sweet and fragrant their milk is. They create such delights as Beddis and Blossom's Blue and White Grace that happen to pair beautifully with our wines, particularly our Brandenburg No.3.

    I like to order it by phone and have it delivered to my door.

  • Moziro Coffee Roasters and Chocolatiers

    Moziro Coffee Roasters and Chocolatiers at 1761 B Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake, is a delightful little family run shop near Shawnigan Lake. Jake and Jenn pour passion along with their heavenly house-roasted coffee and sublime hand-made chocolates. I am a big fan of the Russell's Roundhouse medium roast espresso blend for the best latte I have ever had and you may be able to try (and buy) some rare coffee treats such as the Ethiopian Kaffa Forest roasted to perfection in their Diedrich infrared drum roaster.

  • Pear Tree Restaurant

    Pear Tree is located at 4120 E. Hastings Street, Burnaby. With an emphasis on freshness and high quality, Chef Jaeger incorporates seasonal local, organic and sustainable ingredients to create a sublime year-round menu. Phone (604) 299.2772

  • Pearl On The Rock

    Pearl on the Rock is located on White Rock's historical beachfront (just 45 minutes away from downtown Vancouver). It offers Contemporary Pacific Cuisine beside a striking view of Semiahmoo Bay. Chef George Koay continues his culinary celebration of life on the coast, preparing stirring, passionate dishes that connect both land and sea, and an award-winning selection of wine and spirits unmatched in its area. 14955 Marine Drive, White Rock. Phone (604) 542-1064

  • Penny Farthing Spirit Merchants

    Call ahead to be sure!
    Phone: 250-592-9463, ext.529
    Address: 2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC


  • Pizzeria Prima Strada Bridge Street
    Pizzeria Prima Strada Bridge Street Location at 2960 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4T3 is housed in a converted auto repair shop and is often buzzing with locals who work nearby for "a taste of Italy" lunch. Great for larger groups and private functions, too. Phone 250-590-4380
    There are two other Pizzeria Prima Strada locations:
    Cook Street Location in the Cook Street Village at 105 - 230 Cook Street, Victoria, BC phone 250-590-8595
    Fort Street Location at 1990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8R 6V4 phone 250-590-8599
  • Pizzeria Prima Strada Cook Street

    Pizzeria Prima Strada Cook Street  practises the traditional techniques of the masters by using Caputo 00 flour, Italian plum tomatoes and local ingredients, including Mozzarella di Bufala from Canada's only Water Buffalo herd. This is a labor of love, aplace you can walk to with your family and friends and have a great food experience in a warm, inviting environment where you can see your food being made and enjoy their version of a taste of Italy.

    There are two other  locations:

    Bridge Street Location at 2960 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4T3 phone 250-590-4380
    Fort Street Location at 1990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8R 6V4 phone 250-590-8599

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