Vigneti Zanatta is a farm winery in every sense. Located just minutes from Duncan, BC in the Cowichan Valley region of Vancouver Island, we grow, bottle, serve and sell our carefully crafted wines all from the comfort of our home. The Zanatta family has cultivated our 120 acre Glenora property since the late 1950s. Originally a dairy farm, we have literally grown-up with our land, both as a family and as winemakers. After so many decades together, we know and love the quirks and intricacies of growing great grapes on Vancouver Island.
Our wines are an articulation of our relationship with the Cowichan Valley, each one an expression of the unique climate in which we live and grow. Starting with just 5 acres of vines planted in 1986, we now have 25 acres dedicated to growing grapes, while the rest of our property remains in pasture, hay fields, forest and old fruit orchards. We believe that respecting our role in the eco-system enriches our craft. By using responsible growing methods, we get the best out of our land and ensure our family will continue to live, work and play here for generations to come.
Rather than relying on industrial methods to do the work, we relish in tradition. There is nothing like waking up first thing and walking the rows of crop, inspecting each vine and measuring progress firsthand. We are completely dedicated to the craft of winemaking and you can taste our passion in our products. At Vigneti Zanatta, we have always fused traditional methods of winemaking with innovative new practices. We experiment with a variety of grapes and vinification processes and we are always excited to discover new and delicious ways to bring the fruits of our land to your glass.
Years of experience have taught us that good food tastes better with great wine. Food and wine pairings are a passion of ours and we love exploring and developing exciting new flavour profiles. That’s why, in 1996, Ileana Zanatta decided to restore the 1903 farmhouse and open Vinoteca, the second estate winery lounge in British Columbia at that time. With a focus on local cuisine, Vinoteca is the perfect venue for enjoying a casual dinner with friends, celebrating an important milestone or joining us for the traditional burning of the vines. We welcome you to our vineyard, our home.