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Unsworth Vineyards

The Turyk family has a long history of summers at Shawnigan Lake, and in the fall of 2009, became aware of a small vineyard and winery for sale in the nearby South Cowichan Valley. Translated from the local Coast Salish dialect, Cowichan or 'warm land,' is a unique terrior for growing curious new grape varietals. With a forty year history in BC's fishing industry, proprietors Tim & Colleen Turyk felt ready for a new challenge.

In memory of Tim's mother Marjorie, who as a child summered at Shawnigan and subsequently introduced her family to the Lake and the Cowichan Valley, Tim and Colleen settled on the name Unsworth, Marjorie's maiden name, to showcase their wine. The beautiful property with the old farmhouse reinforced their vision of a sustainably managed vineyard and quality focused winery complemented by a small restaurant serving natural local food. Sharing the vision and property, is Chef Bradford Boisvert and his wife and business partner Leah from Amusé Bistro.

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TASTING ROOM HOURS High Season (Mothers Day through Thanksgiving) Wednesday through Sundays 11am - 6pm Low Season (Thanksgiving through Mothers Day) Fridays through Sundays 11am - 5pm Open Holiday Mondays | Open By Appointment

2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay BC, V0R 2P2