British Columbia's Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is located in the southwestern corner of the province of British Columbia .
It is separated from mainland Canada by the Strait of Georgia, Johnstone Strait , and Queen Charlotte Strait, and from the U.S. state of Washington
by the Strait of Juan de Fuca . To the west of the island is the Pacific Ocean
Vancouver Island - Victoria & the Gulf Islands boast the mildest climate in Canada.
Most of Vancouver Island Wineries are located on the Saanich Peninsula or the Cowichan Valley. The Saanich Peninsula on the southern east tip of the Island (see maps) flanked to the west by Saanich Inlet and Georgia Strait to the east. Looking across the Saanich Inlet you can see the Cowichan Valley. It is a larger area extending from just above Victoria up to the city of Nanaimo.
The wineries are mostly along the eastern side of the Island with the exception of two in Port Alberni. There is a meadery at the Southern western tip of the Island