After the hustling and bustling of the holiday season, now is the perfect time for a weekend getaway to recharge and ease back into the year. Cowichan Valley’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers plenty of activities for this wintery time of the year.
Quill Red and Chocolate
February 17 (12-5pm); $12 per person
Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence of chocolate and wine. A decedent chocolate dessert paired with Blue Grouse Quill Red 2015.
Wine and Jazz with Misha Piatigorsky
March 24 (7pm-10pm); $35 per person (Only 35 tickets available)
Every Saturday in February and March (12-3pm); $14 per person
Enjoy a delicious homemade soup made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, fresh True Grain bread, and a 5oz glass of Blue Grouse wine. Soup menu changes weekly. Details via Facebook.
Every Sunday in February and March (12-3pm); $20 per combo
Bring a friend and share a plate of fresh pierogis made from scratch from Minnie Pierogis. Each order is served as a combo with side of natural farmers sausage, caramelized onions, sour cream and coleslaw, along with a glass of Quill White or Red. Vegetarian option available. Details via Facebook.
Wedding/Party/Meeting Space Rental
Whether it’s a romantic outdoor wedding surrounded by dogwoods, maples and the prosperous rows of vines that fill the property or an upscale, indoor meeting place for corporate retreat, Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers venue rentals suitable for parties of various sizes and purpose. Details online or contact [email protected].
Make Your Weekend Retreat at Grouse House
Book your next weekend retreat at the Grouse House. The quietude of the surrounding vineyard and natural serenity is the place to be for a weekend relaxation and recharge. Winter rate available. Contact [email protected].
Tasting Room Hours
January: By appointment only.
February:11am-5pm (Friday to Sunday).
March: 11am-5pm (Wednesday to Sunday).
Please call 250-743-3834 to make off-hour reservations.
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 Estate and Quill branded 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.
More information, including tasting hours and upcoming events: www.bluegrouse.ca/