Our land has been farmed by our family since the late 1950's, first in strawberries and then 20 acres of loganberries, half of which we supplied to Growers Winery in Saanich (BC's first commercial winery). We planted our first vines in 2004 and focus on crisp dry aromatic white wines and rosé, and lightly barrel aged fruit forward reds.
The Sloped Symphony Vineyard Site
Symphony’s vineyard site on Oldfield Road consists primarily of a rocky glacial till loam. Our steady slope provides excellent drainage, which allows the soil to dry out and warm up relatively quickly during the summer. We deep-ripped before planting to break up occasional clay layers, and added lime for several years to adjust the soil pH. Every couple of years we have the soil analyzed to help plan our fertilizer program. We maintain a custom-mix grass cover crop between the rows to reduce soil erosion and compaction, improve the soil structure with organic matter, and promote soil flora and fauna.
The Symphony Wine Tasting Experience
We hope you enjoy your visit. For us, it’s all about trying to make sure your have a great local experience, whether you are local or not! We like folks to learn a little about our wines, our land and our great local food artisans so you’ll find us (the owners) around the tasting room most days.
Tasting fees during public hours at the tasting bar are $3 for a flight of 3 wines, and waived on the purchase of one bottle per person. Guided tastings for groups 6 or more (max. 10 people on weekends) are $10 for 4 wines (fees not waived with wine purchase). Please reserve well ahead as we only book in a few guided tastings Saturdays and Sundays.
Sat, Sun & Holidays 11am - 5 pm
JUNE - JULY - AUGUST- SEPT
Thursday through Sundays + Holidays 11 am - 5 pm
MAY - SEPTEMBER
Vineyard Tour with owner Every Sunday 11:15 a.m
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