About the Conservancy

All proceeds go to the Denman Conservancy Association, a volunteer organization formed to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the human and natural environment of Denman Island. With the support of this Tour, the Denman Conservancy (a Registered Charity) has protected over 700 acres of Denman Island. Find out more about this organization and the wonderful work they do here.

Corlan Vineyard - Pat and Selwyn Jones

8441 MacFarlane Road This property was a forest ten years ago when Pat and Selwyn bought it with true pioneering spirit. Now it is Denman's only certified organic farm and vineyard. They are most passionate about the grapes as they are ever changing, through pruning in winter to bud break to fruiting. The grapes are also the reason for their 'picking parties' in the fall, an excuse to put on a big harvest meal to thank their hard working friends and neighbours. Although the grapes take the starring role the couple also produces an abundance of food and sell their seedlings at the local farmers market. They have heritage Clun Forest Sheep which provide organic manure and a very picturesque scene. The buildings were all built from lumber harvested from the land and milled by the owners. Be sure to visit the winery and tasting room... for obvious reasons.

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