Blue Grouse Double Platinum & Readers’ Choice

Blue Grouse Kicks Off the New Year as Best Island Winery
Times Colonist Readers Make Their Choice


Blue Grouse Estate Winery is starting the new year with tremendous recognition for its quality!


In late December, they captured a double platinum award for the 2016 Quill Pinot Noir at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition. To add to that, the winery ended 2018 with the coveted spot for Best Island Winery from Times Colonist readers.



“We are honoured to be given such recognition by our Vancouver Island customers,” remarked winery owner Paul Brunner. “My thanks to our winery team who have worked so hard for this accolade. It’s a heck of a great way to start the new year!”


In the heart of Vancouver Island is Blue Grouse Estate Winery, a hidden Cowichan Valley gem. Family-owned, sustainably-farmed and multi-award-winning, the winery and surrounding vineyards are a sought-after destination not only for sampling the winery’s portfolio of top-quality wines, but also for events, picnics and family adventures. The tasting room is open 11 months of the year for visits and tastings.

Visit, for the winery’s upcoming events such as Soup Saturdays, pruning workshops, long table dinners, concerts, and more!



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. Contact


Tasting Room Hours
January: by appointment only, 11am – 5 pm
February to April: 11am – 5pm, open Wednesday to Sunday
May to October: 11am – 5pm, open daily
November to December: 11am – 5 pm, open Wednesday to Sunday.


For the hours when you plan your visit, see or 250-743-3834.


Media release and images provided by Maddie Clerides, Town Hall Brands. Feature image photo credit: Derek Ford

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