The Pender Island Vineyards
We believe this 26 acre property is one of the most beautiful winery properties in British Columbia featuring two beautiful vineyards. The upper vineyard beside the Winery terraces up to Mount Menzies, while the lower vineyard cascades down to the beach. Both vineyards were planted in 2002 and include; Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Ortega, Marechal Foch, Leon Millet, Schonburger and more recently Siegerrebe.
Tours can be arranged of the upper and lower vineyards, the winery, and the Vintner’s terrace. Sea Star Vineyards is also a developing farm, and our Babydoll Southdown sheep are a popular attraction – the friendliest, best looking and most environmentally conscientious “lawn mowers” you’ll ever met. They are small stature sheep, generally not more than 24” tall, and well-suited to vineyard and orchard grass and weed control. Our amorous ram is Dolce, (meaning “sweet” ) and his buddies are Brut and Riesling; our ewes are Gamay, Verdot, and Ortega. Hudson is our “Platinum Retriever“ who will welcome you when you arrive. He takes his responsibility as official “Greeter” very seriously. After the guests have been greeted, he can be found with the sheep who include him as an honorary member of the flock.
In addition to grapes, we also grow a variety of fruit: Haskaps (otherwise know as edible honeysuckle, or blue honeysuckle), kiwis, figs, honeyberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Fruit trees include: sweet and tart cherries, apples, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines. When the California poppies are in bloom the hillsides are awash in orange blossoms.