Wednesday through Sundays, Lunch & Dinner starting at 11am
Reservations recommended, please call 250.929.2292 ext#1
The Cowichan Valley’s wine region is gaining a well-deserved reputation as an exciting destination for tourists seeking an authentic and relaxed wine and culinary experience. The Unsworth Restaurant is located off a picturesque country road winding through the working farms and rolling hills surrounding us in the heart of Cowichan’s wine country. The restaurant itself is located in a restored farmhouse built in 1895; from both our outdoor patio and the interior dining room you can enjoy views overlooking 12 acres of sustainably managed vineyard, our ancient apple and walnut orchard, and our own organic herb and vegetable garden. 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.
The Restaurant menu is created with bold flavors from ingredients sourced from our own garden and neighboring farms. Our menu changes with the seasons to create fresh flavours and always new and interesting choices delivering the essence of casual and elegant vineyard dining. We offer a selection of small plate choices for those of you who like to sample smaller portions of many flavors, create your own meal, or share with others. Small plates are also perfect for a light afternoon meal while touring across the Cowichan Valley to its many wineries, craft breweries and the neighboring ciderhouse. We also offer more traditional large plates, with an emphasis on bistro classics. Our wine list features award-winning wines from Unsworth Vineyards, as well as a selection of carefully chosen British Columbia wines that mirror our own values in wine making. Like our menu, our wine list will change with the seasons, creating the perfect balance of flavours between food and wine. We look forward to welcoming you soon.