Averill Creek is a 40 acre family-owned estate winery on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region, dedicated to producing premium quality wines that showcase the terroir of the Vancouver Island appellation
The Averill Creek Vineyard is the result of one man’s 30-year passion for wine. Over the past decade, physician Andy Johnston has been preparing for a dramatic career change by apprenticing in the vineyards of Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Averill Creek is the vineyard of his dreams.
The wineries co owner is Andy's wife Wendy.
She handles the administration for the winery, and also recently finished a four year term as the treasurer for the Wine Island's Vintner's Association
The winery is a 150 ton capacity winery built on the side of Mt Prevost. The winery is one of the most beautiful in the country. The Averill Creek Winery takes its name from the
pretty little creek that cuts through the vineyard as it runs
down the southern slopes of Mount Prevost into the Cowichan Valley
of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Averill Creek's small-lot plantings of Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Gewürztraminer, Marchel-Foch, Foch-Cabernet, Cab-Libre, and Merlot are cared for by hand, and pruned to yield around 2.5 tons/acre. While some varietals are capable of producing much more fruit, yields are kept low to increase the quality of fruit harvested.
Averill focus on Estate wines from the Pinot Family under winemaker Daniel Dragert Access Wines named
Averill Creek 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve one of the top 25 wines from B.C . One of my favourites is their Provost
this wine is a robust red blend 80% Marechal Foch, 15% Foch-Cab, 5% Merlot. It may vary from vintage to vintage but the quality is always there.
Gewürztraminer is another fine wine produced here. Zesty with good floral aromas and fruity flavours
Pinot Grigio 2011 captures the essence of the grapes from our cool climate vineyard. The nose is fresh and fruity with a crisp, clean and light bodied palate. Tangy citrus and green apple flavors dominate, backed by bright acidity and distinctive minerality. A dry, refreshing finish makes this wine an excellent aperitif, or serve it alongside lighter dishes. A Roberts Selection scoring 92