$20 – $45

Peninsula Wine Fest 2019

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St Stephen Church grounds

On the Grounds of St. Stephen Church

St. Stephen Church, 7921 St. Stephen Road @ Mt. Newton Road, Saanichton

Saanichton, B.C V8M 2C3

Canada

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Refund Policy

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Join us for our Peninsula Wine Fest, a community-based event that will feature local wineries, as well as local food and beverages on August 10, from 1:00 to 4:00.

  • Your ticket to the Wine Tasting portion of this community event will feature 7 wine or cider producers on the Saanich Peninsula, showcasing over 20 wines or ciders. There will also be one craft brewery and a distillery. To taste your selected wines or beverage, you will receive a souvenir wine glass. To help you learn the art of wine tasting, you are invited to sit in on the free demonstration.
  • To add to your afternoon experience, there will be appetizers and entertainment. To complete your afternoon, there will be a Silent Auction.

The proceeds will be used to support the following three community sponsored programs:

  1. the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation who will use our support to assist with their campaign to purchase a Bone Densitometer (a duel-energy x-ray bone mineral densitometry system suitable for various applications in osteoporosis and orthopedics to test bone mineral loss),
  2. the Mount Newton Centre Society, that will use our support to enhance their Bath Refurbishing Project for the community, and
  3. the ORCCA Dental Clinic Society Sidney B.C. where their motto is “Healthy smiles for neighbourhood kids!”. ORCCA's purpose is to provide children and adolescents under 19 years of age from low-income families access to oral care in a not for profit setting. It is based on the beliefs that all children and adolescents have the right to healthy oral care and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents.

Our proceeds are generated mainly from:

  • Ticket sales to Wine Fest, to participate in the wine tasting activities, and
  • The Silent Auction. Please be generous with your bids for those special items and/or bundles of services that have been graciously donated by businesses in our community, and beyond.

Ticket Prices:

  • If you purchase one of the 60 "Early Bird" tickets before June 21, you will save $10 or 22% as the price is $35. After the Early Bird tickets are sold out, or after June 21, tickets are $45 for all before August 10, except if you are a student or senior, the cost is reduced to $40. Either Visa or MasterCard is acceptable online. Tickets at-the-door are $50. Tax will be added to the above stated prices.
  • If you are even a little bit interested in enjoying this great community event, don't risk being turned away because we have sold out our capacity of 350!
  • If you prefer not to drink any alcoholic beverages, then you are still welcome to enjoy the other festivities (including the appetizers) for your donation of $10.
  • Should you choose to make a donation to support the three community sponsored programs, you can do that on-line as well. You will receive a tax receipt if your donation is $25 or greater.

The Wine Fest for 2019 is being hosted by:

    1. Anglican Parish of Central Saanich: (St. Mary Church and St. Stephen Church),
    2. Saanich Peninsula Parish (St. Elizabeth's and Our Lady of the Assumption), and
    3. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

1. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an adults-only event, and you must be of legal drinking age to gain access to the site and receive your wrist band and your free glass and wine tasting tickets. You may be asked to produce 2 pieces of ID (one having your photo on it) as proof that you are of legal age to drink alcoholic beverages. . The wineries pouring the samples must see your wrist band to serve you.

Please Note: If you don't wish to drink any alcoholic beverages, you will receive a special wrist band (for $10) to still gain access to the fun, food and entertainment.

2. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is free parking in the vicinity at St. Stephen's church for about 250 vehicles, but you are encouraged to carpool.

3. What can/can't I bring to the event?

This is an adult-only event. So only those who can legally consume alcohol beverages will be permitted on-site. There is no provision of child care facilities.

No pets will be allowed on the grounds during this particular event. Please leave your pet at home where it is cool!

Do watch the weather forecast to make a decision whether to carry your umbrella!

4. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us via email at ParishCS@shaw.ca or by phone at (250) 661-4033.

5. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your ticket is transferrable, providing that you are transferring it to someone who also is of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. However if you wish to transfer it to someone else, you must let us know the name of the individual that you authorize to use your ticket by sending us an email to ParishCS@shaw.ca. No tickets are transferrable after August 2.

6. Can I update my registration information?

You are welcome to do so. Simply indicate what information needs to be changed, in an email to ParishCS@shaw.ca .

7. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please do bring your printed ticket to the event. The process of giving you and your party the wrist bands will be expedited if you can present your printed ticket at the event reception desk. You also will need your ticket to receive your souvenir wine tasting glass.

8. What is the refund policy?

Should you be unable to join us for this amazing community event, you will receive a full refund for the amount paid for your ticket. To receive a refund though, you must let us know that you would like to receive a refund by email to ParishCS@shaw.ca no later than July 1.

9. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Unfortunately that is not okay, unless you have let us know by sending us an email to ParishCS@shaw.ca indicating to whom you have transferred your ticket, and the person to whom you have transferred your ticket is at least of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. (refer to #5 above)

10. How many wines will I be able to taste?

Your admission to the wine tasting activities will permit you to sample up to 10 wines that are being poured by 7 different wineries that produce wine on the Saanich Peninsula. Each pouring sample will be one fluid ounce.

11. Which wineries are providing tasting samples?

The following wineries (in alphabetic sequence) will be pouring samples of their wines, ciders, spirits, or brewers that have been produced locally on the Saanich Peninsula by the following:

  1. Category 12 Brewing, 2200 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton
  2. Church and State Wines, 1445 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich
  3. Deep Cove Winery, 11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich
  4. Parsell Vineyard, 2838 Lamont Road, Saanichton
  5. Roost Farm Winery, 9100 East Saanich Road, North Saanich
  6. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton
  7. Symphony Vineyard, 64409B Oldfield Road, Saanichton
  8. Todd Creek Craft Cider, 273 Prospect Lake Road, Victoria
  9. Victoria Distillers, 9891 Seaport Place, Sidney

10. We will also feature the winner of the World's Best Contemporary Gin 2019, Sheringham Distillery, Sooke

12. Will there be food available to eat?

Yes, there will be appetizers being served to those wearing the wrist bands for either wine tasting or non-alcoholic drinks.

For those who purchase a non-alcoholic wristband, they will also be able to enjoy the appetizers.

13. Will there be "gluten free" food to eat?

Yes, there will be a small quantity of gluten free food to eat.

14. Is there a dress code? Dress code is casual; wear comfortable shoes.

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St Stephen Church grounds

On the Grounds of St. Stephen Church

St. Stephen Church, 7921 St. Stephen Road @ Mt. Newton Road, Saanichton

Saanichton, B.C V8M 2C3

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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