Blue Grouse is the official winery of a Vancouver Island Summer!
If you’re looking for enjoyable events that pair well with a staycation or Vancouver Island visit, Blue Grouse Estate Winery has you covered from sophisticated evenings to family fun.
Summer Kick Off Party!
May 18 & 19
Celebrate warmer days ahead with music, food, wine slushys, and new vintages!
· May Long Weekend (Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19)
· 11-5pm each day
· Live Jazz both days from 2-4pm
· Wine Slushys made from Blue Grouse wines
· 2016 Paula Sparkling Release
· Charcuterie and food specials all day
· New vintages and a brand-new label look!
Friday Night Flights
June 7 – August 30
· Winery open until 7pm on Fridays – just drop in
· Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight from a rotating calendar of chefs
· Our winemaker Bailey Williamson kicks off, by cooking June 7 – also on July 12 and August 2
· Farm’s Gate Foods creates the pairings June 14, July 5 and August 23.
2nd Annual Father's Day Bocce Tournament
Spend the day with dad drinking wine and overlooking the vines, all while supporting the community.
· Sunday June 16th from 12-3pm
· Bocce balls provided
A Jazz Evening with Misha Piatigorsky
New York resident and famed jazz pianist Misha Piatigorsky will be gracing Blue Grouse with a cabaret-style piano concert in our upstairs lounge. You won’t want to miss this intimate show.
· Saturday June 15, 7-9pm
· Doors open at 6 pm
· Tickets are $35 + GST
· Charcuterie, cheese and vegan boards; wine by the glass or bottle are available to purchase all evening.
Concert in the Vines with Heartwood
Heartwood is the new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau from our own Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic. The duo are joined by a band for this special evening of music.
Saturday August 17 from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are $20 + GST
Wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase all evening.
Cowichan Wine Festival
The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival is a tasting and touring event showcasing the best of Vancouver Island wine from 11 local wineries.
Kick-off Event, August 23rd: Start the weekend off right and join all the wineries for our evening tasting event at Shawnigan Lake School.
Winery Touring, August 24th - 25th: Spend the rest of the weekend self-touring Cowichan's fabulous wineries with map and passport in hand. Visit the wineries and collect stamps to fill the passport. Collect all the stamps and you can enter the draw for a grand prize!
Tickets will be available for purchase on the Tourism Cowichan website closer to the event date, or simply purchase a festival glass and passport at your first stop and keep it with you. This glass is your ticket and entitles you to 3 free tastings at all 11 participating wineries!
Visit bluegrouse.ca for wine festival happenings TBA!
About Blue Grouse Wines:
In the heart of Vancouver Island is Blue Grouse Estate Winery, a family-owned Cowichan Valley gem.
The estate-grown wines are made by winemaker Bailey Williamson from transitional-organic vineyards, and a second label, Quill, incorporates Island fruit and Okanagan fruit. Varietal wines include Ortega, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and a traditional method sparkling wine, "Paula" named after winery 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