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 Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Food News October 17, 2021 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale – November 26 & 27, 2021 For the 8th consecutive year, Rancho Vignola is hosting its Vancouver Island Harvest Sale at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney. Many now have come ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More Comments are closed.