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Chateau Wolff Estates

Chateau Wolff Estates

Nanaimo and Parksville

Chateau Wolff Estates

2534 Maxey Road,
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V6


Chateau Wolff Estates was reborn in 2015 with new owners Matt & Natalie Riga . A boutique producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay.

The Rigas opened The Port Bistro-Pub in Matt’s hometown of Trenton in the summer of 2011.  The restaurant saw Matt as chef, Natalie running front of house and quickly became a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Having always enjoyed a nice glass of wine the two made day trips to the Prince Edward County region regularly on their days off.  The more they observed in the wineries and learned in the vineyards the more they began to dream of one day owning their own winery. Longing to return to Vancouver Island and wanting to start a family, they sold their restaurant and purchased Chateau Wolff Estate in January 2014.

The vineyards are over 20 years old. They produce a Fortified wine called Rouge from Dornfelder grapes. One of the few Island wineries producing a chardonnay.

Winemaker: Matt and Natalie Riga 

: grow high quality grapes that speak for themselves. We use old world methods and minimal intervention techniques.


Millstone Estate Winery

2300 East Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC

A family run winery located on the banks of the Millstone River. The owner and winemaker is Dale Shortt . Dale obtained the property in 2001. After clearing the land, Shortt realized his property literally soaked in sunshine – in summertime it often registers several degrees warmer than other parts of the city. He purchased 6,000 grapevines and planted them on 2.5 hectares.

Signature wines are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris They also produce Blackberry Port Unfortified

Winemaker: Dale Shortt
Philosophy : To make the best wine possible

MooBerry Winery


403 Lowry’s Road
Parksville, BC
V9P 2B5

Located on Morningstar Farm alongside Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, MooBerry Winery produces a selection of high-quality fruit wines. MooBerry Winery is owned by Phil & Laura Charlebois and Clarke & Nancy Gourlay. Morningstar Farm and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is owned by Clarke & Nancy Gourlay. The Gourlays†and their 3 boys live on the farm They decided to add the winery to their business as an additional income. After all wine and cheese go together. The winery was originally called Morning Star Creek.

They produce fruit wines with Blackberry as their signature wine

Winemaker: Phil Charlebois
Philosophy: you should be able to tell what fruit it is by tasting





Not sure if they are still operating


The Nanaimo based Noble Beast Wines is a virtual winery. The winery/brand is owned by Julian and Lisa Bakker, a young couple who were drawn to wine during a 2003 honeymoon in the Okanagan. The wines are made by Mark Simpson at BC Wine Studios in Okanagan Falls

The couple are dedicated island residents. Their ambition, once Noble Beast is established, is to buy a small farm somewhere on Vancouver Island and plant a vineyard.

The dog on the label represents one aspect of the Noble Beast (and Julian and Lisa's favourite Boston Terrier, Basil).

Winemaker: Mark Simpson



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