Chateau Wolff Estate Winery and Vineyard is located on Maxey Road in the Jingle Pot area of Nanaimo. Tended to organically, our five acre vineyard boasts some of the oldest vines planted on Vancouver Island.
Planted by Harry Von Wolff in in the early nineties, Chateau Wolff grows predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. A sub-section vineyard located across the road contains Viognier, Siegerrebe and Bacchus. The protection of Mount Benson, a south facing slope, and large rock face help to contribute to our unique micro-climate.
The food and drink industry is nothing new to the Riga’s. Matt grew up in his Aunt and Uncle’s Italian restaurant in Trenton, Ontario. Natalie had an array of positions in the hospitality industry in London, Ontario where she grew up. The two met at the University of Guelph and they never looked back. They opened The Port Bistro-Pub in Matt’s hometown of Trenton in the summer of 2011. The restaurant saw Matt as chef, Natalie running front of house and quickly became a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Longing to return to Vancouver Island and wanting to start a family, they sold their restaurant and purchased Chateau Wolff Estate in January 2014.
Join us for a tasting of those unique wines!