Meet the Maker: Averill Creek Winery

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By: Ann Brydle, Quadra GM, Certified Sommelier, Certified Sherry Specialist

Beautiful and elegant wines crafted from cool climate grapes, perfectly suited to Vancouver Island's unique terroir.

 Andy Johnston, Co-owner

Andy Johnston, Co-owner

 Daniel Dragert & Mira Tusz, Winemakers

Daniel Dragert & Mira Tusz, Winemakers

Andy and Wendy Johnston started Averill Creek in 2001, finally pursuing their passion for wine after long careers in the health and financial industries. Joined by winemakers, Daniel Dragert and Mira Tusz, the Averill Creek team have solidified themselves as one of Vancouver Island’s top producers.

 

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Innovative Mountainside Winery
Built onto the side of Mt. Prevost, the winery features stunning views of Cowichan Valley. The mountain slope creates the perfect opportunity for a state-of-the-art gravity-fed facility, allowing their delicate wines to flow without the use of pumps, protecting their subtle and elegant characteristics.

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Award-Winning Wines
The winery’s innovative process has shown that the wines of Vancouver Island can be complex and thoughtful, aromatic and lively. Averill Creek has gained worldwide attention and accolades from competitions such as Global Pinot Noir Masters, Best International Trade, Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards and more.

Our Recommendations

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Charm De L’ile

A lively island sparkler made in the charmat method and expressing vibrant citrus and peach notes with a hint of flowers. The perfect drink to celebrate spring!
$24.99, 750ml

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Rosé

Bright aromatics of raspberry and watermelon, yet refreshingly dry, this merlot and pinot noir rosé has jucy acidity that makes it a versatile wine with any dish. Serve with friends!
$21.99, 750ml

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Pinot Noir  

Averill Creek's Raison D' Être, and with good reason! A serious, elegant, and silky wine with a complex mix of raspberry, earth, and spice. This one is sure to impress!
$26.99, 750ml

Where to Find Them
Just a short drive out to the sunny Cowichan Valley!
6552 North Road, Duncan, BC
Tasting room and picnic area open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm
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