5ENSES Immersion Retreat - Dine and Wine Tour
Dine & Wine Tour
with The White Whale and 40 Knots Winery
Guiding you on a journey of tastes and smells with The White Whale Restaurant – local food and beverages beautifully prepared from the farmers and producers of the Courtenay and Comox region. Followed by a stunning tour and tasting of 40 Knots Winery with their beautiful and exquisite tasting room experience and vineyard interpretive walk.
The White Whale
The warm cozy interior and friendly staff create incredible atmosphere, and the huge waterfront patio and boat accessible dock ensure crowds of happy diners all summer and year long.
The White Whale Restaurant is a young, but trend setting business in the Comox Valley. It all started when Max Oudendag (GM) and Aaron Rail (Chef) met over a pint and decided to take the plunge into business ownership. The two shared a passion for good local food and craft beer… two things they felt were under appreciated at the time in Courtenay.
The White Whale opened on Canada Day 2014, and has been a hub for great beer and freshly prepared local food ever since. Fresh oysters might be considered the house specialty, but the ever-changing rotation of 16 BC craft beers on tap are another big draw!
40 Knots Winery
We work collaboratively with our team, other wineries and other farms and manufacturers to support one another to achieve our mission and vision. We are accountable for our environmental footprint and consider how every facet of our business affects the community. We adhere to ethical principles and we are transparent in our farming and production.
Entering their fourth year of ownership and hands on operations, when asked, if you knew then what you know now, would you have still bought the vineyard and winery? Brenda and Layne, the proud owners, say "absolutely". This is where home is. This is where all feels right and all feels peaceful. This is where there are like-minded people, and this is where the beauty is endless. This is where dreams can come true.
40 Knots has two brands...
Their labels are adorned with the Northern Rough Winged Swallows that frequent the vineyard and are a beacon to the sailors that they are near home. Rightly named for Vancouver Island grown grapes.
Stall Speed label is high above the clouds. Wanting a second label from 40 Knot's Estate Wines, these BC grapes are purchased from reputable and ethical growers. These wines bring the same thrill and sense of adventure as being in a stall where the wings of the plane give up lift and all is at zero... all is quiet.. for that moment.