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Photos by Michele Mateus Words by Alexis Baran Go to Part 1: Breakfast at Milsean Go to Part 2: Lunch at JD Farms A day spent trekking around farms and adding soil to your treads deserves a meal that takes all of what you’ve seen and wraps it into a smooth and elegant finish. And by that of course, I mean that wine pairings are imperative. At the Chaberton Estate Winery you can explore the vineyards and then head to the Bacchus Bistro for selections of wine made right there, alongside rich French cuisine using local ingredients. And then this is where the magic happens: Chaberton’s corks are also refined right next to the where the grapes grow. Once you’ve seen all the work that goes into the bottle, it’s time to work on getting it out of the bottle at Bacchus Bistro. The menu has a diverse selection of…

By Kristi Alexandra Tucked away in South Surrey on the near-rural Colebrook Road, a stone’s throw away from Highway 10 (and just 15 minutes from the Canada-USA border), are acres of fertile vineyard. Rows and rows of grape varieties at Vinoscenti Vineyards give Vinoscenti wines their flavour – but they’re also the focal point of the winery’s other offerings: guided winery walks, wine classes, and private events. I visited the thriving winery to find out more about their 20+ year-old vines and to see how the business’ recent makeover (the winery was formerly known as River’s Bend but re-opened in July 2017 as Vinoscenti under new ownership) is a growing renaissance. If you’re looking to peel off the road and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, complete with a wine tasting and a slice of mango cake in the tasting room, you won’t miss the big oak barrels welcoming…

By Catherine Dunwoody There’s a new offering from Vancouver’s vibrant east side – a self-guided tasting tour and passport program, featuring some of the best breweries in the city. Yep, seven of Vancouver’s favourite artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery have come together to make it easy, and rewarding, to sip and sample the best in craft beer and spirits. Here’s how it works. Just pick up your passport and map at any of the participating breweries and distilleries listed below. Self guide yourself through the tour, learning all about what you are tasting as you go, and collect a stamp at each stop. And, it’s no coincidence that some of the hippest eateries are also located in this ‘hood, meaning stopping mid-way for a bite just makes for a fantastic way to spend some time here. Have all your seven stamps in the passport now? Well done. You’ll be rewarded…