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This was a completely enjoyable surprise. I wasn’t going to come to a wine tasting event, however i laughed thoroughly, got educated with wine making and food pairing. I would encourage everyone to experience this fantastic venue. I’ll be back for sure. You have turned up my interest in wine tasting and wine making. Dan

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- Wine and Bbq event
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A wonderful experience shared with my community. Peter and Pat have been a wealth of information and have gone out of their way to create a wine that matches my commercial favourites. they are so willing to share their knowledge and help in my early learning in wine. Lee-Ann

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- Wine and food pairing event
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Dear Peter and Pat Thanks so much for hosting the food and wine pairing event. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon…sipping and munching. Sommelier Tim Ellison’s presentation on the nuances of tasting and evaluating wines and how they relate to food was interesting and informative yet delivered with such humour. It was nice to try some wines we don’t normally rink. We will certainly take the time to stop and appreciate our wines more when pouring a glass at dinner. Enjoyed the event very much and kudos to the volunteers for their great service. Cheers Sue and Dave

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- Wine tasting and BBQ pairing
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This text was received 5 hours after delivering a Traeger BBQ
“Hey Peter, it’s John, oh my god that was the best roast I have ever had. My daughter is not a meat eater and she loves it. We are going to enjoy this, thanks!!!!”

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- Traeger Grill
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My husband Dave and I moved to Mill Bay from Toronto 10 years ago. We visited our local liquor store to see what wines were available. A lot were different from those on the shelves in Toronto, so we figured it would take a bit of trial and error to find ones we liked. And or course the sticker shock, with prices much higher than Ontario. Then neighbours invited us over for wine and served a very nice white, which of course we wanted to get the name of, and were very surprised to find they had made it themselves at Valley Vines to Wines right here in Mill Bay. Now we had friends back East who made their own wine as well as the wine available in the LCBO from Ontario vineyards, and hadn’t found any that were to our liking at all, so our wines of choice had mainly been French and Italian. This couple said they made all their own wines, red and white and they were all great quality and great value for the money. Their only advice was to go with the 8 week kits, premium or better. We have now tried many of the different reds and whites, as well as the specialty wines, and have never been disappointed. It’s great to have your own ”cellar” to visit anytime you want.

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- Sue Simpson
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I spent a number of years painfully making wine at home. I then tried several Wine making shops in Ontario. They were less frustrating than making it at home but it still was not great. We moved to Vancouver Island and I decided to try Valley Vines. I was very impressed by the scope of equipment and the professional approach they have towards making wine for you. I had never seen the opportunity to share an oak barrel before as an example.

I have been a happy user for 6 years now and have yet to receive a batch I am not pleased with. Any questions that I had were answered professionally and knowledgeably. I had several failures when I was making wine on my own but none with Valley Vines to Wine.

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- Cam Magnan ~ Arbutus Ridge

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