Corlan Vineyard joins the Home & Garden Tour!

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Dear Denman Island,

The Denman Island Home and Garden Tour has the delight of adding Corlan Vineyard to the Tour! This is just one of the now 13 stellar properties involved in the Tour. By purchasing a ticket, visitors will be supporting the work of the Denman Conservancy Association (DCA). Over the last two decades, the Tour has helped finance the protection of over 800 acres of environmentally precious land, safeguarding the Island’s ecological integrity, biodiversity and cultural heritage. Here is a description of this ‘must-see’ gem on the Tour, one among many others… 

In 2006 this 10 acre property was forested with no water, septic or hydro. Today it is a thriving 5 acre vineyard, tasting room, farm and restaurant. The vision, hard work and dedication of Pat and Selwyn is an inspiration. This year, they won 3 Gold Medals for their wine: white, red and rosé. The vineyard is certified organic. You are invited to visit the tasting room. “Corlan” means sheepfold and they have 12 sheep, a working border collie and 30 laying hens. Plant starts and tree seedlings are grown in the greenhouse. The siding and addition onto the house were built with trees off the property and milled with Pat’s sawmill. In the kitchen, notice the center beam with a carved mermaid and harbour seal, stained glass cupboards and unique drawer pulls. Recycled materials were used throughout the home. Enjoy a picnic under the arbor.  Charcuterie boxes are on the menu and can be pre-ordered. Live music is featured at this venue on Saturday. 

To see more venues on our interactive map and to purchase your ticket today, please go to denmanconservancy.org/tour.

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