There's no better time to take a trip to one of the distilleries, wineries or cideries than the holiday season. Whether it's you and your significant other or a group of friends, you can enjoy a tour and some great samples. The Saanich Peninsula is home to many choices and here are some of the best ones.

Victoria Spirits

This family-owned distillery is one of the best choices in the country. They use wood-fired stills and provide plenty of excellent spirits including Victoria Gin, Oaken Gin and Left Coast Hemp Vodka. Many rumors are circulating about a Whiskey they plan to introduce, as well. You can enjoy a tour of the facility and maybe even try a few of the spirits.

de Vine Vineyards

This winery provides a great choice for a tour and some samples. They provide a tasting room within the facility and the winery provides many beautiful ocean and mountain views.

Church & State Wines

Found about 20 minutes from Victoria, this winery is found in the Brentwood Bay. It has won many awards and provides tastings, lunch and a place for private events. The facilities have recently been renovated and now include a patio, wraparound bar and more. You can sample their VQA wines and enjoy a tour of the facilities.

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House

If you love cider, this is the place for you. Fond in Saanichton and providing beautiful orchard and ocean views, you can enjoy a glass of cider and the environment. They provide a variety of ciders and organic cheeses, along with some other local treats. You can take the complimentary tour of the cider house and the farm, as well.

All of these places will provide a great night or day away from all the regular things you deal with every day. Come with family, friends or on your own.

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