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Jenny Garlini
October 8, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Vancouver Magazine







For $20 This Bottle Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Vancouver Island Wine.

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Time Posted: Oct 8, 2020 at 1:49 PM Permalink to Vancouver Magazine Permalink
Jenny Garlini
October 7, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Christine Campbell’s visit to the Blue Grouse tasting room

Bailey Williamson

The Cowichan Valley, located on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is where Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard calls home and is Canada’s only “cool” maritime Mediterranean climate.  Named ‘Quw’utsun’ or Cowichan, by the Salishan First Nations, it translates to ‘land warmed by the sun.’ Everything about my time at Blue Grouse felt warm, friendly, and inviting.

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Time Posted: Oct 7, 2020 at 1:53 PM Permalink to Christine Campbell’s visit to the Blue Grouse tasting room Permalink
Jenny Garlini
June 29, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

John Schreiner on Blue Grouse

In order to reach out to wine writers and sommeliers in Vancouver, the Cowichan Valley’s Blue Grouse Winery scheduled a luncheon and tasting on March 19 at a leading Vancouver restaurant.

It never took place because restaurants had been asked to shut down the previous week in order to control COVID-19 outbreaks.

In early May, Blue Grouse reached out to those same wine writers to do a virtual tasting using Zoom, the online communications technology that many of us might never have discovered but for COVID. 

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Time Posted: Jun 29, 2020 at 11:38 AM Permalink to John Schreiner on Blue Grouse Permalink
Jenny Garlini
June 10, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Tasting Room Safety at Blue Grouse

The tasting room is now open and we are so excited to see you! Below is what to expect when you come to visit us.  

What the Blue Grouse team is doing for you:

  • We are following the direction of BC’s Health Officer by limiting our capacity to 50 % and reservations are recommended but limited to groups of no more than 6.
  • Our teammates will wash their hands before each group
  • We will be sanitizing patio chairs and tables, glassware, and payment terminals in-between each group of guests
  • Washrooms and all high touchpoints (door handles, counters, etc) will be sanitized frequently throughout the day
  • Wine tasting flights will be pre-poured
  • Contactless payment systems available for tasting fees and purchases
  • Our team will stay home if they are not feeling well in any way
  • Orders to be collected by us to prevent multiple surfaces being touched by others
  • Individual disposable cups for spittoons and single-use menus in place

What you can do for us:

  • If you are not feeling well, please visit us another time
  • Please use complimentary hand sanitizer upon entry of the Wine Shop
  • You are welcome to wear your own face mask, but it’s not a requirement for entry
  • Please respect social distancing regulations and remain 2 M (6 feet) apart from other guests 
  • Tastings could be outside, so please come prepared for the weather
  • Be kind and be patient.
Time Posted: Jun 10, 2020 at 6:41 AM Permalink to Tasting Room Safety at Blue Grouse Permalink
Jenny Garlini
May 29, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Come and Visit Us Again!

Blue Grouse Opening June 3

As of June 3, 2020, Blue Grouse Estate Winery will resume public-facing operations. Guests are welcome to visit and enjoy the beauty of our Cowichan Valley winery from Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

To ensure we are safely operating under the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, we have implemented a number of changes to the Blue Grouse Estate Winery experience. The retail shop and online store remain open for wine purchasing, while food service is temporarily suspended. Guests are welcome to book an outdoor table and bring their own snacks.

Wine Tasting by Reservation

Guests can choose from one of three wine tasting options, all of which must be reserved ahead of time:

  • A sit-down guided tasting of three wines for $5
  • A sit-down guided tasting of five wines for $10
  • A table and bottle of wine to share

To make a reservation, contact or call 250 743 3834 ext. tasting room.

Time Posted: May 29, 2020 at 7:39 AM Permalink to Come and Visit Us Again! Permalink
Jenny Garlini
May 7, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

May Newsletter

Case sale, wine club member discounts, and more!  Click here to see our May newsletter. 

Time Posted: May 7, 2020 at 4:53 PM Permalink to May Newsletter Permalink
Jenny Garlini
May 1, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Blue Grouse Estate Winery will Donate $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan

British Columbia your support has made a difference!
Blue Grouse Estate Winery will Donate $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan

The results are in and we are so proud to announce a donation of $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan Society, a charitable organization helping feed families in need.

Through April, in honour of BC Wine Month, we made the call to support local and buy Blue Grouse wine, and in return we committed to donate $1 dollar for every bottle sold, matched by another dollar from the Brunner family, owners of the winery.

Thanks to the support of the Blue Grouse Fan club, our sales teams, restaurants, and retail partners, we were able to sell 4,000 bottles to wine lovers by April 30, making a total $8,000 donation to the charity.

This morning, the Brunner Family decided to round the amount up to $10,000 reaching the original goal set by the winery team.  This donation will provide a whopping 2,500 meals to families in need.

Learn more about Nourish Cowichan or donate here.

Find photos here.

The Brunner family and our team all share a heartfelt thank you to all wine lovers who have helped achieve this wonderful result.



Time Posted: May 1, 2020 at 12:06 PM Permalink to Blue Grouse Estate Winery will Donate $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan Permalink
Jenny Garlini
April 7, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Schitt's Creek cast paired with Quill Rose!

Find out what Canadian rosés match perfectly with the personalities of the characters from this Canadian comedy series.

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Time Posted: Apr 7, 2020 at 10:25 AM Permalink to Schitt's Creek cast paired with Quill Rose! Permalink
Jenny Garlini
April 2, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Nourish Cowichan Donations for April 2020!

For the month of April, Blue Grouse Estate Winery will donate $1 from every bottle of wine sold, to the Nourish Cowichan Society. This applies to Blue Grouse and Quill wines sold at the winery, retail, and restaurants.

In addition to giving $1 per bottle sold, the Brunner family, owners of Blue Grouse Winery, will match every donation dollar for dollar. With April being BC Wine month, it is a great time to support BC wineries and farmers, and what a bonus to be able to also help a charitable organisation that needs it so much.

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Time Posted: Apr 2, 2020 at 4:40 PM Permalink to Nourish Cowichan Donations for April 2020! Permalink
Jenny Garlini
March 17, 2020 | Jenny Garlini

Covid-19 Tasting Room Closure Notice

While we have been closely following stringent cleaning protocols to ensure the health and safety of all our patrons and staff, we have made the difficult decision to close our tasting room, effective immediately.

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Time Posted: Mar 17, 2020 at 10:51 AM Permalink to Covid-19 Tasting Room Closure Notice Permalink