News & Events

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:00am
Mother's Day at Unsworth Vineyards

Treat your mom this Mother's Day and join us at Unsworth Vineyards for tapas, wines by the glass, and music, with a special appearance by Farm's Gate Catering!

Sunday May 11th, 11am - 5pm
No reservations required, everyone welcome!

*Coffee, tea and juice service available

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Unsworth Vineyards, Hats Off to Clara Hughes

Come out in support of the Bipolar Babe Project!

This Grand Event at Victoria's Public Market will be an evening filled with inspiriational speaches, small bites, and local wines including Unsworth Vineyards.

Tickets are $75 and all proceeds go to mental health support & education.

Visit Bipolar Babe for more information. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 14, 2014 (All day)
Unsworth Vineyards at Vic Fest 2014!

We are pleased to invite you to join us in celebration of Vancouver Island’s greatest exports in music, food, wine, craft beer, fashion, art and the cultures that surround it!

An outdoor festival located in the heart of Downtown Victoria, the festival location, the Historic “St Anne’s Academy” provides a stunning, unique true Island experience for both festival attendees and participating artists and vendors.

Tickets are on on sale now and can be purchased at here, at Lyles Place & at Ditch Records.

Sunday, July 6, 2014 (All day)
Unsworth Vineyards, MS Ride for the Cure!

Celebrate Vancouver Island's wine region by bike! Join hundreds of cyclists on a carefree weekend in the beautiful Cowichan Valley; come experience its wine, cuisine, art, and breathtaking scenery and pedal towards a cure for multiple sclerosis.

The MS Bike Tour ~ Cowichan Valley Grape Escape ~ makes beautiful Shawnigan Lake School the centre of the event. The tour begins Sautrday, July 5th. Cyclists choose the length of route they are comfortable with and which points of interest they want to visit. On Sunday cyclists head out at 9:00 a.m. to explore the regions' farms, cidery, and wine estates, including a rest stop and wine tasting at Unsworth Vineyards!

For more information or to sponser, donate or register for this event, please visit

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
Unsworth Vineyards - 6th Annual Taste Victoria

Taste uncorks Thursday July 24, 2014 with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs. Not just a wine festival, this culinary tourism experience is an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events...a festival with a culinary conscience!

Unsworth Vineyards will be pouring at the main event on Thursday, July 24th at the Hotel Grand Pacific downtown Victoria.

Visit for details.

Other News

Shaw TV's Go Island Visits Unsworth Vineyards!

Shaw TV's Go Island stops by Unsworth Vineyards and Amuse on the Vineyard for some wine tasting & comfort food!

Unsworth Vineyards

Unsworth Restaurant Update

Chef Steven Elskens and Manager Christle Pope settled in the Cowichan Valley after years of weaving culinary magic in Belgium, France and Canada. They started operating Farm’s Gate Foods and Catering here in 2010, bringing their popular food truck to the local markets, music festivals, weddings and events throughout Vancouver Island. We are delighted to have them bring their extensive experience in both fine and casual dining to Unsworth Vineyard when we open our doors for the first time this May 21st, 2014.

The Restaurant menu will be created with bold flavors from ingredients sourced from the Unsworth garden and neighboring farms. The menu will change with the seasons to create fresh flavours and always new and interesting choices delivering the essence of casual and elegant vineyard dining.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!