Rocky Creek Winery is owned and operated by 3rd generation winemaker, Mark Holford and his wife Linda. As long as they could remember, they talked about starting their own winery. The pair started producing batches of wine out of their basement in Ladysmith, becoming the very first neighbourhood winery in Ladysmith. When they realized their wines were in high demand, they opened a second location in Cowichan Bay. Homegrown down to the grapes, they are passionate about keeping the business local and developing varieties of grapes that thrive naturally in Vancouver Island’s cooler climate. It takes only a quick glance at the wall of medals adorning their tasting room to realize that Mark and Linda are serious about their craft.