40 Knots is synonymous with great wines and sustainable practices. Located in Comox on beautiful Vancouver Island, we are open year-round for tours and tastings, classes, and our popular Wine Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays. But that is not all we are known for. We are also known for weddings and corporate events.
We offer world-class venues for all your corporate and private events. 40 Knots has been voted the best venue for 4 years running. We are the most chosen venue in the Comox Valley and beyond because of our high level of customer service and beautiful amenities.
40 Knots Grounds offers a helicopter landing pad in our Vineyard Airfield, vineyard grounds for weddings or group functions up to 160. The grounds have over 60 parking spaces, bus and bicycle parking, VIP parking, and accessibility parking all on our sustainable grounds. The vineyard that joins the parking offers a beautiful meander through our interpretive trail where you can see hard-working honeybees, complimentary plantings, and busy insects and geese working the farm.
40 Knots Aurora Vineyard terrace is over 223 square meters or 2400 square feet, has 360-degree glass views of the vineyard and gardens, and seats up to 160 guests for dinner and theatre seating for up to 185. Our attached Final Approach bar offers our estate wines, local beer on tap, and custom-made cocktails. Our beautiful Flight Path courtyard is adjacent and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Just off the vineyard terrace, are modern fully accessible washrooms with a wide cement path. Our kitchen is fully licensed with large stainless-steel areas for plating. Licensed hours are from 9 am to 11 pm 7 days a week.
Final Approach Bar: This private VIP area is housed inside the vineyard terrace with 37.2 square meters or 400 square feet for up to 32 guests. Your venue rental includes tables and chairs with a bartender and access to wines, local beer on tap, and custom cocktails. Licensed hours are 9 am to 11 pm 7 days a week.
Vineyard Airfield: Our Vineyard airfield is 546 square meters. The widest part is 20 meters by 34 meters. This picturesque, grassed area surrounded by a vineyard offers open or tented space for ceremonies or celebrations. This area may be set as theatre seating or cocktail seating. This airfield offers a grassed landing pad surrounded by vineyard for certain-sized helicopters when management and the CFIB control tower approve. This area is accessible by a short walk from the main winery and does not have kitchen or bathroom facilities.
40 Knots Stall Speed Boardroom offers the perfect space for your boardroom meeting or classroom for up to 58 guests. It is a large area of 60 square meters or 743 square feet with a bar. It includes wormwood tables and wide comfortable padded chairs. This boardroom has an attached Flight deck that seats an additional 30 guests and comes with a commissary kitchen and two private washrooms. Just next to the boardroom is a large office that may be used for meeting preparation or small group break-off sessions. Both rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and conference video calls, flip charts, whiteboards, and a landline. Licensed hours are from 9 am to 11 pm 7 days a week.
First Class Office: Add on our First-Class office for your private area or use for break-out sessions. It is 12 x 14' and includes a boardroom table, desk, coffee machine, whiteboard/flip chart, and 6 chairs. This access is by stairs.
Stall Speed Lounge: This venue allows a maximum occupancy of 58 persons and is 60 square meters or 743 square meters. It includes wormwood tables and wide comfortable padded chairs. This venue rental includes a commissary kitchen and two private washrooms. Licensed hours are 9 am to 11 pm and include one bartender and one server. This is a great venue for an appreciation or celebratory event. This access is by stairs.
Departure Lounge: Seats up to 60 guests in its 72 square meters or 774 square feet. Availability of licensed hours are 6 pm to 11 pm 6 days per week. Furnishings are a mix of tables and cocktail tables, and they are not moveable.