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December 13, 2019 | Jenny Garlini

A weekend away in Cowichan

Kayla Bordignon from uncorkBC visited the Cowichan Valley


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October 25, 2018 | Jenny Garlini Article

Blue Grouse Winery was mentioned in the October 10th article...Take a look!  Top Canadian Destinations for Baby Boomers.

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September 14, 2018 | Jenny Garlini

Best of BC Awards


September 14, 2018

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018

Our winery has received three regional awards from the second annual Wines of British Columbia's Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018.

Created by the BC Wine Institute, the annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards is a crowd sourced campaign that invites the public to vote online for their favourite BC wine experiences.

We are thankful and flattered to have won three awards for Vancouver Island:

1. Best of BC Winery Pet (Vancouver Island) for Deano the BorderCollie/Retriever/Labradoodle

2. Best of BC Winery Accommodation (Vancouver Island) for the award-winning Grouse House

3. Best of BC Special Events (Vancouver Island) for weekend occasions, weddings and more

"Our entire team, including Deano, is extremely flattered and thankful for this recognition," shares Paul Brunner, owner of Blue Grouse Estate Winery.

"With some of the oldest vines on Vancouver Island, we aim to create a unique tourism experience that inspires people to visit the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Our award-winning Grouse House, special events held at the winery (such as our Soup Saturdays) and our heart-stealing winery dog Deano are just a few components our dedicated team puts forward to create lasting experiences. We look forward to welcoming you in the upcoming year!"

From live musical performances to local art showings and tastings, our team invites you to follow our upcoming event listings here on our website.

As well, book the Grouse House for an exquisite vineyard retreat. Feel your worries melt away as you wake up to the surrounding vineyard filled with natural serenity.

We thank you for your votes and look forward to welcoming you soon!

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July 31, 2018 | Jenny Garlini

2016 Quill Pinot Noir - 91 Points

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July 31, 2018 | Jenny Garlini

2017 Quill Rose - 91 points

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July 19, 2018 | Jenny Garlini

List of Stores and Restaurants that Feature Blue Grouse Award Winning Wines

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Shines in Largest WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC)

Vancouver Island winery takes home gold, silver and bronze medals

We are very proud of our winemaking team for earning us three outstanding wine awards from the 2018 WineAlign National Awards of Canada (NWAC) competition that took place in Penticton from June 20 to 24. All entries were judged and tasted by leading wine writers, trade buyers, and sommeliers.

Gold Medal- 2016 Quill Pinot Noir ($25.00)
Silver Medal- 2017 Quill Rose ($21.00)
Bronze Medal- 2016 Quill Red ($23.00)

Co-founded by Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason, this annual wine competition is the largest competition of Canadian wines in Canada. This year’s competition also marked the largest entries received in history with 1,850 Canadian grown and made wines entered from 257 Canadian wineries.

See below for a list of liquor stores and restaurants that carry these award-winning wines. Or order via our online shop. Shop now

Cadboro Bay

  • Smuggler's Cove Liquor Store

Campbell River

  • Big Rock Liquor Store
  • Jak's - Willow Point
  • Jak's Discovery Harbour Liquor Store
  • Merecroft Village Liquor Store
  • Ocean Grove Liquor Store
  • Strathcona Park Lodge


  • Chemainus Theatre
  • Chemainus Village Liquor Store
  • Dayliner Club Car Cafe
  • Horseshoe Bay Inn Liquor Store


  • Cascadia Liquor - Colwood


  • Black Fin Pub
  • Leeward Liquor Store
  • Outdoor Elements - Mount Washington Alpine Resort


  • Atlas Cafe
  • Cascadia Liquor - Crown Isle
  • Liquor Plus - Courtenay
  • Thrifty Foods Liquor - Courtenay

Cowichan Bay

  • Masthead Restaurant


  • Crofton Foods


  • Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn
  • Genoa Bay Cafe
  • Just Jake's Restaurant
  • Pioneer House
  • The Farm Table
  • The Royal Dar

Gabriola Island

  • Village Liquor Store Gabriola
  • Woodfire Pizza & Grill

Galiano Island

  • Solomon Rose Cafe

Heriot Bay

  • Heriot Bay Inn


  • Ladysmith Liquor Depot
  • Yellow Point Lodge 
  • Saltair Neighbourhood Pub

Lake Cowichan

  • Best Buy Liquor Store (Riverside Inn)
  • Farm Table Inn
  • Jake's on the Lake


  • Everything Wine 


  • Villa Eyrie Resort

Mill Bay

  • Bridgeman's Bistro


  • Discovery Room (VIU)
  • Liquor Depot - Crossroads
  • Lucky's Liquor Store
  • Mahle House
  • Modern Cafe
  • Nest Bistro
  • North Town Liquor Store
  • Northgate Liquor Store
  • The Landing Liquor Store - Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island Liquor - Nanaimo
  • Wheatsheaf Liquor Store
  • Windward Pub


  • Mid Island Liquor 

Pender Island

  • Medicine Beach Liquor Store

Port Alberni

  • Alberni Liquor Store
  • Char's Landing
  • Drinkwaters Social House
  • Sproat Lake Landing Liquor Store

Port Renfrew

  • The Renfrew Pub


  • Liquor Plus - Mattick's Farm
  • Liquor Plus - Saanich Center 

Salt Spring Island

  • Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe
  • Upper Ganges Liquor Store

Shawnigan Lake

  • Black Swan Liquor Store


  • Beacon Landing Liquor Store


  • Sooke Harbour House


  • Feast Tofino
  • Ice House Oyster Bar
  • Maquinna Liquor Store
  • SoBo
  • Tough City Sushi
  • Wickaninnish Inn - Pointe Restaurant
  • Wolf In The Fog


  • Hanks BBQ
  • Norwood's


  • 10 Acres Bistro
  • 17 Mile House Liquor Shoppe
  • 4 Mile Liquor Colwood
  • Aura Restaurant at Laurel Point Inn
  • Cafe Brio
  • Caffe Fantastico - Quadra Village
  • Caffee Fantastico Bar-Deli
  • Cascadia Liquor - Eagle Creek
  • Cascadia Liquor - Quadra Village
  • Cascadia Liquor Langford
  • Cascadia Liquor Uptown
  • Cask & Keg - Esquimalt
  • CFB Esquimalt - Naden Wardroom
  • Cook Street Village Liquor
  • Cork & Barrel Spirit Merchants
  • Crooked Goose Bistro
  • Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill
  • Fin & Pearl - Whole Foods Market Victoria
  • Glo Restaurant + Lounge
  • Heron Rock Bistro
  • Il Terrazzo Ristorante
  • Jack's Liquor Store
  • Liquor Planet
  • Liquor Plus - Estevan
  • Liquor Plus - Hillside
  • Liquor Plus Royal Oak Centre
  • London Chef
  • Malahat Chalet
  • Maude Hunter Liquor Store
  • Northern Quarter 
  • Oak Bay Marina
  • Royal Victoria Yacht Club
  • Sen Zushi
  • Spinnakers James Bay Liquor Store
  • Spinnakers Pub
  • Strath Ale, Wine & Spirit Merchants
  • Strathcona Hotel
  • Swan's Liquor Store
  • Tapa Bar
  • The Keg - Saanich
  • The Village  - Royal Oak
  • Thrifty Foods Liquor - Tuscany Village
  • Thrifty's Liquor - University Heights
  • Tudor House Liquor Store
  • Vessel Liquor Store
  • Vintage Spirits (Hotel Rialto)
  • Vista 18 - Chateau Victoria
  • Zambri's Restaurant 
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