Put Cowichan Wine Country in Your Calendar


Blue Grouse Estate Winery hosts several dates of holiday cheer

Blue Grouse Estate Winery is an easy, local, winter wine country getaway. Quickly becoming one of the most popular food and wine destinations in Western Canada, the Cowichan Valley is just 45 minutes from downtown Victoria.

Normally closed during the winter months, by popular demand Blue Grouse is extending its tasting room hours and has added unique events and offerings that will satisfy visitors of all ages. Save the dates:

* Holiday Open House: On Sunday, December 4 (12noon to 5pm). Blue Grouse opens the doors for its annual FREE event. Enjoy mulled wines, artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, holiday crafts, prizes, holiday music and more.

* Soup Saturdays: Available for purchase, visitors can enjoy a home-style soup and freshly-baked bread, paired with wine, every Saturday in November and December. Cost: $14 per person.

* Parties & Picnics: Blue Grouse is the ideal spot for a holiday gathering. Consider an indoor picnic in front of the large fireplace alongside catered culinary offerings and tasty Blue Grouse wines. Or the beautiful and festive upper lounge can be booked for parties from 10-35 people for just $15 per person, including a complimentary glass of wine. Food & more wine (of course) is available at additional cost. Food selections may include canapés, meat & cheese boards, hand pies, sandwich platters and more.

* Artisanal Food Pairings: Pre-order a hand-selected charcuterie and cheese board to accompany your wine tasting. Cost: $25.00

Holiday Tasting room hours:

11am to 5pm (Thurs-Sun) until December 23, 2016

11am to 3pm – December 24

Closed – December 25-31

Open by appointment only outside of posted hours.

Contact tastingroom@nullbluegrouse.ca or 1-250-743-3834 for bookings and more information.

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 11am to 5pm from May 1 to October 31, and all other times by appointment only. For more information, visit bluegrouse.ca.

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