First Unitarian Church of Victoria
5575 West Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2G1
Surrounded by nature, the First Unitarian church is situated on the picturesque Saanich Peninsula, across the road from the Red Barn Market. It is very much a ‘rural’ church in character with two main buildings – the ‘sanctuary’ where the concerts are held, and the ‘farmhouse’.
We are particularly fond of this bright modern venue for its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics. Look for the wonderful 1999 art installation by textile artist Carole Sabiston entitled ‘Continuous Rhythms.’
Getting there is ever so pleasant. Take a drive or cycle along the beautiful West Saanich Road, peppered with lovely farms and garden markets. It makes for a perfect summer afternoon – classical music in the quiet of the countryside.
Church & State Wines
1445 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5
Eine Kleine hosts three lovely evening concerts in the Church & State Winery, located in the Saanich Peninsula. This beautiful venue is just a few minutes from the Butchart gardens.
Church & State winery was named the number one Small Winery in British Columbia and the producer of Canada’s Best Red Wine seven times since 2009. They are also the recipient of countless Gold medals, awards and trophies for their red and white wines.
By focusing on the unique terroir of their South Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island vineyards, Church & State Wines has continually represented the cutting-edge of what is capable in Canadian viticulture and has raised the bar of Wines in British Columbia. World class wine and music – it doesn’t get any better!!