Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 Pig & Pinot SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestphoto: Maryanne CarmackA pig roast is not for everyone. Slowly cooking a large hog on a rotisserie over a fire pit requires time, planning, and is a lot of work. However, for those brave enough to tackle cooking a whole pig, this becomes an amazing summer celebration event, which you will remember for years. Your friends will be impressed and, even more importantly, your taste buds will be tantalized! The sight and smell of a whole pig roasting over a fire pit is unforgettable and creates an air of celebration and good times. The glazed, golden skin is beautiful and delicious. It is truly a feast for all our senses!On Canada day, July 1st 2010, Rocky Creek Winery celebrated with close friends and family by roasting a pig raised locally from Quist Farm in the Cowichan Valley. It was a splendid chilly evening watching the little piggy turn round and around until it cooked to perfection. People crowded around the spit to keep warm, and to watch the flavors ooze out of the crackly skin. You could smell the crackling roasting on the open fire for miles.Rocky Creek Winery is a family run boutique winery in the heart of Cowichan Bay. Linda and Mark Holford – a husband and wife team, believe in sustainability, and manage their wines to be as eco-friendly as possible. The key to their success is their dedication to making the highest quality wines from grapes grown on Vancouver Island – all are BC VQA. It expands over 7 acres with 2 vineyards. In their four years of operation, they have received numerous medals.Mark is an environmental engineer and for him “going green” is just standard practice. Their winemaking process involves as little intervention possible, using egg whites and bentonite for fifing. They are the first winery in Western Canada to use a new closure for their wines called Zork. It is recyclable and re-useable and does not require a corkscrew. It is designed for air permeability to enhance the wines even further and reduces waste.The first ever Rocky Creek Winery pig roast was a grand success. Linda and Mark plan to make this an annual event open to all.Rocky Creek Winery has a gift shop, tasting room and a picnic area where people can purchase the wines by the glass and enjoy them while overlooking the gardens and vineyard.Wines that are available:Ortega 2009Pinot Gris 2009Robin’s Rose 2009Pinot Noir 2008Wild Blackberry 2008Katherine’s Sparkle 2009Awards: 25 medals in 5 years – 5 GoldFood EventsPig RoastWine Events SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.