“My husband and I first met Peter and Pat Dicken in 1998 when they took over operation of the business “Valley Vines to Wines” in Mill Bay, BC. We have been loyal customers since that time and have nothing but praise and admiration for the owners and their management expertise. Peter and Pat are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the products which they sell and we have always found that they are more than willing to impart that information to their customers. Peter, Pat and Valley Vines to Wines have become an integral and much appreciated part of this community.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Valley Vines to Wines to anyone who is interested. We wish to add that we have recommended Valley Vines to Wines to our family and friends, most of whom have now become regular customers.”
– Norman and Gillian Wills ~ Mill Bay, BC
“I spent a number of years painfully making wine at home. I then tried several Wine making shops in Ontario. They were less frustrating than making it at home but it still was not great. We moved to Vancouver Island and I decided to try Valley Vines. I was very impressed by the scope of equipment and the professional approach they have towards making wine for you. I had never seen the opportunity to share an oak barrel before as an example.
I have been a happy user for 6 years now and have yet to receive a batch I am not pleased with. Any questions that I had were answered professionally and knowledgeably. I had several failures when I was making wine on my own but none with Valley Vines to Wine.”
– Cam Magnan ~ Arbutus Ridge
“Dear Peter and Pat Thanks so much for hosting the food and wine pairing event. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon...sipping and munching. Sommelier Tim Ellison's presentation on the nuances of tasting and evaluating wines and how they relate to food was interesting and informative yet delivered with such humour. It was nice to try some wines we don't normally rink. We will certainly take the time to stop and appreciate our wines more when pouring a glass at dinner. Enjoyed the event very much and kudos to the volunteers for their great service. Cheers Sue and Dave”
– Wine tasting and BBQ pairing
“A wonderful experience shared with my community. Peter and Pat have been a wealth of information and have gone out of their way to create a wine that matches my commercial favourites. they are so willing to share their knowledge and help in my early learning in wine. Lee-Ann”
– Wine and food pairing event
“Great afternoon. Tim was a fantastic and knowledgeable narrator. I did learn some things from him through the laughter. I would do this again if the glasses were bigger. Gordon”
– Wine and BBQ pairing seminar