[Cowichan Valley, BC] Blue Grouse Estate Winery (Blue Grouse) 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 Instiute, 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.
Blue Grouse's vision in executing a beautiful, sustainable, and lasting experience for everyone that visits its estate has earned the winery 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, Blue Grouse invites you to follow their upcoming event listings online . 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.
The Blue Grouse tasting room is open all year; daily from 11am - 5pm until September 30; and Wednesday through Sunday 11am - 5pm from October 1 to December 31.
To check off-season hours when you plan your visit please call 250-743-3834 or go to bluegrouse.ca
Accompanying photos of Deano, the Grouse House and events at Blue Grouse are available here.
Blue Grouse Estate Winery
In the heart of Vancouver Island is Blue Grouse Estate Winery, a family-owned Cowichan Valley gem. The estate-grown wines are made from transitional-organic vineyards, and a second label, Quill, combines Island fruit with Okanagan fruit. Varietal wines include Ortega, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and there is also a traditional method sparkling wine, "Paula" named after owners Paul and Cristina Brunner's daughter. The wines are bright, crisp, and well-balanced, showcasing where they are grown. Visit and pass by a pond with birds, tadpoles, and beehives in the background as you approach the winery. A bright, airy, sustainably-constructed tasting room opens onto a sun-drenched patio; the perfect spot for charcuterie and a glass of rosé. The mezzanine and its romantic views make this an essential stop in your Cowichan Valley visit, while the surrounding vineyards offer the perfect setting for weddings or special events. Make a stay of it with luxurious vineyard-surrounded accommodation in the Grouse House, open year-round. Learn more about this biodiverse, progressive, eco-conscious winery at bluegrouse.ca