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It’s back—now it’s time to expand your palate!  

The team behind the Victoria International Wine Festival and Cheese and Meat Festival are back with this year’s Islands Passport, a veritable road map to the best breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries that Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands have to offer.

You’ll have the chance to explore over 20 different vendors while learning about the process of production, experiencing tasting notes, and most importantly, supporting the small business community in your own backyard.

Want to know the best part? Each passport includes a complimentary flight from the vendor along with promotional offerings you can’t find anywhere else!

“It has been an extremely challenging time for the event industry. We came to the drawing board looking for a safe way for people to sample the amazing products the Islands have to offer while delivering much-needed foot traffic for local businesses,” said David Bain, festival founder. 

“The Islands Passport showcases our mission to support and grow local and creates a small window of sips to represent the samples and vendors seen at our Festivals.” 

The Passport is valid until June 2023, so there is plenty of time to visit everyone in the passport booklet.

Early Bird pricing for the Islands Passport is on until June 1st for $35.99. After this, the regular price will be $39.99.

We’ve even scored you an exclusive pre-sale code that will get you $5 off your Passport, just use “VICBUZZISTHEBEST22″ when checking out.

Check out the full list of vendors in the Passport below:

  • 40 Knots Winery
  • Alderlea Vineyard
  • Bespoke Spirits
  • Caledonian Distillery
  • Chateau Wollf Estate
  • Church and State
  • Esquimalt Wine Company
  • Merridale Cidery
  • Misguided Spirits
  • Rathjen Cellars
  • Sea Cider
  • Shelter Point Distillery
  • Sheringham Distillery
  • South End Winery
  • Stillhead Distillery
  • Tofino Distillery
  • Valley Cider Company
  • Victoria Distillers
  • Wayward Distillery
  • Zanatta Vineyard
  • Longwood Brewery
  • New Tradition Brewing
  • ACE Brewing Company

More vendors will be announced in the coming weeks!

Islands Passport

  • Where: All across Vancouver and the Gulf Islands
  • When: Available now, and can be used until June 2023
  • How to buy: $35.99 for Early Bird until June 1st. $39.99 regular price. Get your passport here

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