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“unexpected very nice lunch”

Church and State Wines
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US$191.32*
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Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour
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Owner description: As Vancouver Island’s largest and most prolific winery, Church & State Wines Brentwood is a must-see for every visitor to the Victoria region. Pouring award-winning wines daily from both our Vancouver Island Estate and Okanagan Estate vineyards, Church & State is a unique experience just 15 minutes from Downtown. Join us for lunch from May to December in our bistro, featuring a fresh menu made from the finest local ingredients. Executive Chef Desiree Perrin creates unique dishes with the best of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, each perfectly paired with Church & State’s award winning wines. Reservations for groups of 8 or more are required.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 26 June 2014

On the way to Butchart gardens we wanted to stop for lunch and found this Vineyard restaurant. We had an unexpected nice lunch (good pizza) with a very decent chardonnay. We didn't go for the wine tasting experience.

Thank ekholland27
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We are fortunate to have this great winery in our neighbourhood. Last week we attended a private event there and both the wine tastings and small plates were outstanding. The ambiance is very pleasant and I know why people like to have special occasions at this venue.

1  Thank bbsweets
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

So glad we found this winery!! We stopped by on a very rainy day on our way to the airport. Enjoyed the wine tasting - fabulous service. The Meritage was our favorite wine. We stayed for lunch to enjoy a glass of the Meritage with lunch. Great service, sat outside on the heated, covered patio watching the pouring rain. Chicken pizza to share was perfect. Lovely location!!

2  Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Having read some mixed reviews I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Turned up with my son and young family for lunch with a sense of trepidation and was made to feel most welcome.
Lunch menu was limited but what was produced was first class and the local wine we were served was superb and, believe it or not, was sold at liquor store prices- eg their excellent Pino Grigio was $21 a bottle.
Great atmosphere and our server- Sybelle ( I'm not sure I've spelt that correctly) was great.

Thank Gourmetmeister
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stopped for lunch after touring the gardens. We did the wine tasting first, and found a few surprisingly good red wines. There was a tasting fee, but this was not charged with a purchase of two bottles. Tasting fees have become the norm for most wineries. We had lunch at the bistro afterwards where the food and service was excellent. We ate outside overlooking the vineyard. Enjoyed the lunch very much.

Thank TXGrandma44
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