Spring has Sprung at Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard

 

Winery and Vineyard of 2017, named by Luxury Travel Guide 

Now that the Cowichan Valley is thawing out, Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s Spring Schedule is blooming with activity. Here’s everything you need to know:

Winery and Vineyard of the Year 2017

Hot news! The Luxury Travel Guide has named Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard the best in Canada. This award recognized the Blue Grouse winery and Grouse House accommodations. Read more about the Luxury Travel Guide and other winners here.

The Wines are Back!

Thank you for patiently waiting on Blue Grouse’s new vintage release. To place an order, please call 250-743-3834.

2016 Quill Red

2016 Quill Pinot Gris

•2015 Quill Pinot Noir

2016 Estate Ortega

2016 Estate Bacchus

2016 Estate Pinot Gris

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Winery

Join us at the upstairs Blue Grouse Mezzanine for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14 (11:30am) with three-course menu provided by Michael and Daniel Shipley of Farms Gate Foods and Catering.

$50 per person or $60 per person with wine.

Spring Greens and Spinach Salad

crispy egg, lightly cured and fried pork belly, apple cider vinaigrette 

Roasted Halibut 

asparagus and citrus risotto, sauteed ramps, bearnaise sauce

Caramelized Apple Confit

maple sponge toffee, almond and cinnamon, almond crisp

Arts and Wine Festival

The Cowichan Valley Wine & Arts Festival features more than 30 artists and musicians, and Blue Grouse invites you to taste, take a look, and listen at the winery on May 20 and 21:

An artistic piece produced by Trisha Klus.

Artists on Display

Trisha Klus- Lettering and book artist specializing in calligraphy and hand bound artist’s books with explorations in collage, marbling, mail art and letterpress printing.

Elaine Thibault- The journey to each piece of art is created using a variety of mediums. The style is dictated by the image as it emerges.

Artist, Elaine Thibault, invite viewers to engage their own journey through art.

May 20

Musicians

Ed Peekeekoot (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Christy Vanden (12:00pm-1:30pm)

Food

Wandering Mollusk (12:00pm-4:00pm)

May 21

Musician: Genevieve Charbonneau & Friends (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Nama-Stay for the Vino 

Join Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Wednesday and Friday mornings (between May 3 to May 31) at 10:30am for “Vino and Vinyasa”. For $15, a 45-minute session of Flow Yoga, instructed by the talented Viviana Ng of Sticks & Stones Yoga, is followed by a wine tasting. The beginner- friendly class has limited spots.

Call 250-743-3834 or email [email protected] for more details.

Wine Education Series

Up your wine knowledge at this special series of Wine Education classes presented by Pamela Sanderson, certified sommelier, wine educator and founder of Hire A Somm.

All classes 11:00am-12:30pm, followed by an optional lunch:

May 27: “Intro to Styles” Wine 101

June 24: Define this in wine: organic, sustainable, natural/biodynamic, vegan

July 22: New World vs. Old World wines

August 26: Best of BC and how they work with food

Sign up for one class, or for all four.

$65/ individual class (10% discount for Fan Club Members)

$200 for the series (a 20% discount)

$20/ Lunch by Cure

Call 250-743-3834 or email [email protected] for more details.

For the very latest on all the happenings at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, follow @bluegrousewines on all social channels.

About Blue Grouse Estate Winery:

Family-owned, sustainably-farmed and award-winning, Blue Grouse Estate Winery is located in Duncan, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The winery and surrounding vineyards are a sought after destination not only for sampling the winery’s award-winning portfolio of wines, but also for events, picnics and family adventures.

The inspired winery facility was built with many sustainable elements including locally-sourced construction materials, the use of geothermal energy, onsite water collection and treatment, as well as other features that reduce energy consumption.

The Blue Grouse tasting room is open daily from 11-5pm from May to October and seasonal hours in the off-season. For the hours when you plan your visit, see bluegrouse.ca

 

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