Cassette Cafe and Dive Bar – Cafe in the front and dive bar in the back Cassette is a reimagined service station with great coffee, food, drinks and tunes. Stay a while.
Ciderworks – Organic single orchard cider 100% grown on Salt Spring Island. Flights, bottles and snacks with oceanview deck and picnic area.
Garry Oaks Estate Winery – All of Garry Oaks wines are made from grapes grown on the island. Proprietor Nalini Samuel has instituted a number of sustainability practices, such as TCA-free corks and a large-scale mulching and composting program that converts pruned greenery and manure from neighbouring farms into soil-building material. The winery offers tastings Friday to Monday, noon – five pm in the summer, which is a wonderful opportunity to sample the full variety of wines. After the tastings, visitors can sit overlooking the vines to take in the atmosphere with a view over the lush Burgoyne Valley. noon – five pm in the summer
Kutatás Wines – a majority of their small production comes from 3 acres of Pinot Noir and Ortega in North Saanich. Kutatás (Koo-Tah-Tash) is a Hungarian term for research, inquisition, exploration or quest. Winemakers Mira Tusz and Daniel Dragert found this term inspiring; it relates their venture to a shared Hungarian heritage, it describes their approach to winemaking, and it represents the long journey ahead. Dan has been the winemaker at Averill Creek for years and we are excited to work with him and Mira as they begin their own wine producing journey. Mira and Dan have just recently purchased Mistaken Identity on Salt Spring Island. Currently, a majority of their small production comes from 3 acres of Pinot Noir and Ortega in North Saanich, on Vancouver Island. These blocks are managed sustainably. Most of the vineyard is dry farmed to limit yields, restrict berry size and express terroir. They personally hand tend the vineyard to ensure they achieve the highest possible quality.
Mateada Lounge – The Mateada is a community gathering place fueled by the magic of yerba mate, designed around a bar, stage and lounge. Come work, play and celebrate with friends and discover our live entertainment, local and organic cuisine, and exceptional cocktails. Cozy up to the bar and try any of the beer, kombucha or nitro mate on tap. And as expected, you will find a wide array of yerba mate drinks to energize your body and clarify the mind. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM on and later Thursday through Saturday for live entertainment.
Moby's Pub – ease back and enjoy the island atmosphere. Moby’s Pub has something for everyone! You can come in the afternoon for lunch and watch the game, play a few games of pool, pull some tabs. Come later and dance to some live entertainment from local or visiting bands.We have a spectacular view of Ganges Harbour, the Salt Spring Marina and the float planes coming in. Sit on the heated patio, ease back and enjoy the island atmosphere.
Oystercatcher Seafood Bar & Grill – Oystercatcher is the waterfront restaurant of choice on Salt Spring Island. Dress casual and relax by our river-rock fireplace on a rainy evening or sip cocktails on our waterfront deck when the sun is shining.
Salt Spring Brewing Co. – Our beer is fresh & unpasteurized. No preservatives. No chemicals. We brew small batch, crafted beer using high quality malted barley and organic hops.
From deep in our mountain spring comes the cleanest, freshest water for our beers. Piped straight from the spring into the brew house, this gorgeous water is combined with organic Canadian two row pale malt and other natural ingredients to create a lineup of distinctly Island-made beers. Whenever possible, we source local ingredients such as island grown hops, honey and heather. Our highly flavourful beers pair wonderfully with good food and are the perfect accompaniment to any occasion. We donate our spent grain to neighbouring farms for animal feed. These farms stock their roadside stands with non-GMO organic meat that can be found on and at the base of Furness Road. Other brewery wastes, such as spent hops and wastewater, is given to local farmers as compost and/or natural fertilizer. we source local ingredients such as island grown hops such as spent hops and wastewater
Salt Spring Shine Distillery – Tasting Room Spring, Summer and Fall – Tuesday to Sunday: 11 to 5 (Tuesday and Saturday are Market Day; please check the sign.) Winter - Please call ahead or check the sign.
Salt Spring Vineyards & Tasting Room – Salt Spring Vineyards wines are completely handcrafted by Salt Spring residents, from pruning of the vines, selecting the choicest grapes, winemaking, to applying the labels on the bottles. We are convinced that small-scale production, with human nurturing of the wine at each step of the winemaking process, produces a most inspired result. We hope you agree. Our estate wines tend to be dry and crisp, and we are honored to pair them with Salt Spring Cheeses, produced on Salt Spring Island.
Salt Spring Wild Cider House – Making cider on Salt Spring using apples that are literally rooted in the islands history is such a natural continuum of island life. Shaking fruit from these old gnarled trees that tell us stories of the islands history and then sharing that story in each bottle- that’s what we do. Visit us at our cider house and restaurant to try a tasting, share a bottle, or sit down for a full lunch and dinner (indoor and outdoor seating).
The Local Pub – The local watering hole is a perfect place to celebrate an occasion, drown your sorrows, or just watch a game on Sunday afternoon. Here you can play a few games of pool and pull some tabs. We have live music, Poker nights, and 16 beers on tap. Step outside to a waterfront patio all in the heart of Ganges and join the locals after work to gather for a drink and socialize. Let’s raise a glass in appreciation for a friendly neighborhood Dive Bar!
Vivezza Vineyard – Building on decades of winemaking and viticulture experience in the BC coastal climate, our dream has now been realized with the opening of Vivezza Vineyard – a family owned and operated Salt Spring Island boutique winery and vineyard.
We believe in an intimate relationship between ourselves, the land and the vines. Exceptional wines come from this connection. We’ve dedicated over 20 years to researching new disease-resistant grape varieties, learning the nuances of each and selecting the best to create our signature Modern Series. Balancing tradition and innovation, we’ve crafted our first small batch selections of dry white and red wines – made from both our modern varieties and traditional vinifera, and sourced from the fruit of our own vineyards and other vineyards on the islands. We look forward to offering an expanding selection in the coming vintages.
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