August 25th, 2018-Locals Only 3.0

13 guests for The Annual “Locals Only 3.0″The Artisans of Vancouver Island & The Gulf Islands.





It was an afternoon exploring the diversity & creativity of our coastal producers.

Through the interviews below we get to meet the farmers, fermenters and distillers that define our cool climate coastal appellation.


Event photos by @socialtyvr


This is Locals Only 3.0 – 2018

No fancy marketing campaigns or graphic trickery.  Just an opportunity to taste clean honest products from the producers who are defining our cool climate coastal appellation. 

  • Speak with the producers who were natural before it was fashionable
  • Learn more about distilling while speaking with a Master
  • Meet and taste with the people who planted the vines and then made the wine

Locals Only is about keeping it real, real honest and really local.


Organic estate farming , clean winemaking , neutral barrels & vessels, amphora, orange wines, concrete, spontaneous ferments, dry farming + way more. Discover the next destination you just have to check out.

Off Shore craft makers.


Guests include:

 Massey Wines –  Louise Fedyk.  Co-Organizer of event

 Mike Rathjen – Rathjen Cellars

Mike Nierychlo –  Emandare Vineyards    

Dave Brimacombe – Wayward Distillery (Unruly Gin/Vodka)

Jason MacIsaac – Sheringham Distillery

Andy Johnson  – Averill Creek

Loretta Zanatta – Zanatta Vineyards

Chris Turyk – Unsworth

Bailey Williamson – Blue Grouse

Dan Dragert – Kutatas Vineyards ( Koo Tah Tass) You’re on your own. Well worth The Search.

Brenda Hetman-Layne – 40 Knots   

Marilyn Venturi –   Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

Julia Powell – Alderlea Vineyards








The Winner Special  (Sept 1)

Road 13 – Winery of the year

Fitzpatrick –  #3 in Canada and Best Small Winery


Tour of the Okanagan

Fairview Cellars


Desert Hills

Township 7


Chef Andrey Durbach – Brings Italy to Courtney

Margaret Leonardi – Winemaker at Adorada (Mendocino)

The First Cowichan Wine Festival










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